Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital
by sarah_P on October 16, 2017 - 8:39pm
Alzheimer’s is a disease that is still a mystery on multiple levels. Researches are still needed to demystify all of the components of this dementia. For example, Violette Provost, 27 years old was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2011. Ever since she was 4 years old doctors haven't been able to agree on her case since it wasn’t clear that it was the Alzheimer's disease. This is why there are some organizations like Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital that focus on researching the brain and advanced patient care (http://www.mcgill.ca).
As it is quoted in http://www.mcgill.ca, “neuro is the largest specialized neuroscience research and clinical centre in Canada. Their goal is:
To understand the nervous system, discover mechanisms of the disease and develop and deliver effective treatments for neurological conditions.
To foster an outstanding research and clinical atmosphere by promoting interaction and collaboration.
To train and mentor new generations of scientists and skilled healthcare professionals, and foster clinician scientists.
To develop a new model of discovery and innovation based on open science as an accelerator for the benefit of patients and the community.
Their values include: professionalism, quality and efficiency.
They have won many awards since 1934 such as ; the Margolese prize in 2012 and 2014, the Prix du Quebec Wilder Penfield 1993, 2003, 2006, 2012 and 2016. They also won the reward of the Killam Prize in 1983, the Dan david prize in 2014 and Balzan prize in 2009 (http://www.mcgill.ca).
One of the highest priorities at The Neuro is finding solutions for managing neurological conditions (http://www.mcgill.ca). Since 1934, Neuro has been making a difference in people's lives by helping them figure out the cause of their disease. This organization was founded by the neurosurgeon Dr. Wilder Penfield (http://www.mcgill.ca). Today they welcome anyone who is willing to contribute to their organization in helping them make a difference. If you want to volunteer, click on the following link Volunteer Services or call at 514 934 1934 ext. 34300, and tell them you want to volunteer at The Neuro.
3801 University Street, north of Pine Avenue West, on the McGill University campus opposite the former Royal Victoria Hospital.
514-398-6644 for general information