Friday, May 20, 2016

AANP Meeting Presidential Symposium Speaker: Neil Cashman, MD

From the American Association of Neuropathologists front office:

Neil Cashman, MD
AANP is very excited to have Dr. Neil Cashman present at this year’s Presidential Symposium on Sunday, June 19. His talk will be on Seeding and Propagation of SOD1 Misfolding in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis.

Dr. Neil Cashman is a neurologist-neuroscientist working in neurodegeneration and neuroimmunology.  His special areas of work are the motor neuron diseases, particularly amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, and the amyloid encephalopathies, including prion illnesses and Alzheimer’s disease. He is Professor of Medicine at the University of British Columbia, where he holds the Canada Research Chair in Neurodegeneration and Protein Misfolding Diseases. He is the Founder and Chief Scientific Officer of ProMIS Neurosciences in Toronto.

Special honors include the Jonas Salk Prize (2000), his Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in at the UBC (2005-2018), election to the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (2008), and Genome BC award for Scientific Excellence (2012).

We look forward to Dr. Cashman’s discussion on ALS at the 92nd Annual Meeting!

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