Scientific Programme Committee/Plenary Speaker
Andres Lozano, MD, PhD, Toronto Western Hospital, Toronto, Canada
Dr. Lozano received his MD degree at the University of Ottawa and his neurosurgical training and PhD degree in Neurobiology at McGill. He received post-doctoral training in movement disorders at Queens Square, London, UK and in cell and molecular biology in Toronto. He is the Professor and Chairman of Neurosurgery at the University of Toronto and holds both the RR Tasker Chair in Functional Neurosurgery at the University of Toronto and the Toronto Western Hospital and a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Neuroscience. He has an active laboratory dedicated to the study of neuronal degeneration and regeneration and Functional Neurosurgery.
Dr. Lozano has over 500 publications, serves on the board of several international organizations and is a founding member of the scientific advisory board of the Michael J. Fox Foundation. He is the most cited neurosurgeon in the world according to Thompson Reuters. He has received a number of awards including the Olivecrona Medal and the Pioneer in Medicine award, has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences and has received the Order of Spain and has been recognized as an Officer of the Order of Canada.
He is best known for his work in Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS). His team has mapped out cortical and subcortical structures in the human brain and has pioneered applications of DBS for various disorders including Parkinson’s disease, depression, dystonia, anorexia, Huntington’s and Alzheimer’s disease. He has been involved in training over one hundred physicians from throughout the world, with the hope that this will mean better access for patients to neurosurgical treatments to alleviate some of the debilitating effects of Neurological and Psychiatric disorders.