Dr. Matthew Farrer will present Parkinson Society Canada’s esteemed 2012 Donald Calne Lecture on Thursday, October, 18, 2012 at Terminal City, Vancouver, BC. The presentation will address how lab discoveries are translated into information that can help improve or prevent neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson’s. Dr. Farrer is a Professor in the Department of Medical Genetics and Director of the Centre for Applied Neurogenetics in the Brain Research Centre at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver.
The Donald Calne Lectureship is a Canadian award, 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. Each year, Parkinson Society Canada awards this lectureship to a distinguished neuroscientist of international reputation whose work is primarily in the area of Parkinson’s disease.