This year’s lecture will be delivered by Dr. Carsten G. Bönnemann, a pediatric neurologist whose research focuses on the molecular mechanisms underlying early onset muscle disease (congenital muscular dystrophies, congenital myopathies, and reducing body myopathy). Dr. Bönnemann, who conducted his postdoctoral research with Louis Kunkel, is a Senior Investigator in the Neurogenetics Branch and Chief of the Neuromuscular and Neurogenetic Disorders of Childhood Section at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.
The annual George Karpati Lecture commemorates a world-renowned neurologist and clinician-scientist who spent his extraordinary career at The Neuro. George was respected for his great contributions to the diagnosis and treatment of neuromuscular diseases and for his research into the causes and possible cures for neuromuscular diseases, and especially muscular dystrophy. His colleagues at The Neuro organize this lecture on recent developments in neuromuscular disease research and treatment, as a tribute to a friend, mentor, and scientific leader.
The lecture begins at 4:00 pm in the De Grandpre Communications Centre of the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (3801 University Street). A reception will follow.