The Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging: A Platform for Research in Brain Health

Date: 
Friday, May 17, 2019
Event type: 
Seminar
Time: 
11:00am - 12:00 noon PST
Location: 

Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health, Rudy North Lecture (lower level, 2215 Wesbrook Mall).

 

Speaker: Dr. Christina Wolfson, Professor in the Department of Medicine and in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and Occupational Health at McGill University

Dr. Wolfson is an Associate Member in the Departments of Neurology & Neurosurgery and the Department of Mathematics & Statistics at McGill University. Her program of research  in neuroepidemiology lies in population-based research in neurodegenerative disorders including multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, and epilepsy. She is co-principal investigator of a multiple sclerosis risk factor study conducted in Canada, Italy, Norway, Sweden and Serbia. She is also one of the three principal investigators on the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging, a 20-year study of 50,000 participants aged 45-85 in which she leads the Neurological Conditions Initiative and the Veterans’ Health Initiative. Since 2010 she has been the Director of the endMS National Training Program.

For further information, please contact Daphne Druick.


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