Dr. Andrew Lees to deliver the 13th Donald Calne Lecture

Dr. Andrew Lees
Dr. Andrew Lees

Parkinson Canada is pleased to announce that the 13th Donald Calne Lecture will be presented by Dr. Andrew Lees on Sunday, June 4, at 12:45 p.m. in conjunction with the 21st International Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Congress being held in Vancouver. His presentation will be suitable for both the public and the scientific community.

Dr. Lees is a professor of Neurology at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square, London and University College London. In 2011 he was named as the world’s most highly cited Parkinson’s disease researcher with over 23,000 citations since 1985.

Dr. Lees was responsible for the introduction of the use of apomorphine to treat advanced complications of Parkinson’s disease including dyskinesias and complications of the use of levodopa. In 2006 Dr. Lees received the American Academy of Neurology Movement Disorders Life Time Achievement Award for his outstanding achievements in the field of Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders. In 2012 he was awarded the Dingebauer Prize by the German Society of Neurology for his outstanding achievement in the field of Movement Disorders.

Be sure to save the date – advance registration and onsite check-in are required as seating is limited. The lecture will be held in Meeting Room 11, East Building, the Vancouver Convention Centre, 999 Canada Place in Vancouver.

Register online at: www.parkinson.ca/calne by May 26, or email Lee.nichols@parkinson.ca or call 1-800 565-3000, ext. 3378.

About the Donald Calne Lecture
Finding better ways to detect, diagnose, treat and ultimately, cure Parkinson’s requires cooperation from a global scientific community. The Donald Calne Lectureship, established in Canada in 2002, honours research that makes an impact on the world stage. Each year, the award celebrates a distinguished neuroscientist whose research is helping us learn more about how to understand, diagnose, and treat Parkinson’s. The recipient gives a speech, on the state of Parkinson’s research, to Canadian scientists, medical professionals, people with Parkinson’s and their families. To learn more about this event and past recipients, visit www.parkinson.ca.