Donald Calne Lectureship

Finding better ways to detect, diagnose, treat and ultimately, cure Parkinson’s requires cooperation from a global scientific community. Each year, Parkinson Society Canada awards the Donald Calne Lectureship to a distinguished neuroscientist of international reputation whose work is primarily in the area of Parkinson’s disease.
Held annually in a different Canadian city, the Donald Calne Lecture is for members of the Parkinson’s community, including scientists, medical professionals, people with Parkinson’s and their families. The esteemed recipient gives a speech on the state of Parkinson’s research. In 2013, Dr. Virginia M.-Y. Lee, Professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine was the recipient of the Donald Calne Lectureship.

The award was established in Canada 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.

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Previous Donald Calne Award recipients and lectures held:

Dr. Virginia Lee (Montreal, October 2013)
Dr. Matthew Farrer (Vancouver, October 2012)
Dr. Stanley Fahn (Toronto, June 2011)
Dr. Andres Lozano (Ottawa, May 2010)
Dr. J. William Langston (Calgary, January 2009)
Dr. Anthony E. Lang (Ottawa, January 2008)
Dr. Jon Stoessl (Ottawa, November 2006)
Dr. Zbigniew Wszolek (Winnipeg, November 2005)
Dr. Oleh Hornykiewicz (Toronto, November 2004)
Dr. Yoshikuni Mizuno (2003)

For further information please contact:

Julie Wysocki
Director, National Research Program
Tel: (416) 227-3382 or 1 (800)565-3000 ext. 3382
Fax: (416) 227-9600