Dr. Andres Lozano
The 7th Donald Calne Lectureship awarded to Dr. Andres Lozano
Parkinson Society Canada is pleased to announce the award of the seventh annual DONALD CALNE LECTURESHIP to Dr. Andres Lozano.
Dr. Andres Lozano is a distinguished neuroscientist of international reputation. His research is focused on developing novel surgical treatments for neurological and psychiatric disorders particularly for Parkinson’s disease and depression. Dr. Lozano obtained his MD degree from the University of Ottawa and his PhD in Neurobiology and neurosurgical training from McGill University. He was appointed to the Department of Surgery at the University of Toronto in 1991 and was named full Professor in 1999. He is currently Professor and RR Tasker Chair in Functional Neurosurgery and holds a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Neuroscience. Dr. Lozano’s work has appeared in over 300 peer reviewed publications and he is highly cited ranking in the top 5 in the world in the fields of both Deep Brain Stimulation and Parkinson’s disease. He is the editor in chief of the Textbook of Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery and has trained approximately 50 neurosurgical fellows and PhD students. He has served on the board and executive of several international organizations and is Past-President of the World Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery. Dr. Lozano has received a number of awards including the Gold Medal of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, the Penfield Award, the Order of Merit of Spain and the Jonas Salk Award and has been elected a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.
This lectureship was established in 2002 to honour Dr. Donald Calne for his outstanding service to the Parkinson’s community as Professor of Neuroscience, University of British Columbia and past chair and long time member of the Scientific Advisory Board, Parkinson Society Canada.
A distinguished neuroscientist of international reputation, whose work is primarily in the area of Parkinson’s disease, is awarded the Lectureship each year. The recipient will deliver a “state of the illness” lecture on Parkinson’s disease to the Parkinson community. This year’s lecture will be given on Sunday, May 16, 2010 in Ottawa, Canada, in conjunction with the Parkinson’s Disease Alliance Meeting.