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 The George Karpati Lecture

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The annual George Karpati Lecture which takes place at the Neuro on May 16, 2017 commemorates a world-renowned neurologist and clinician-scientist who spent his whole extraordinary career at the Neuro.  George Karpati was respected everywhere 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 the annual George Karpati Lecture, on recent developments in neuromuscular disease research and treatment, as a fitting tribute to a friend, mentor, and scientific leader.

This year’s lecture entitled ‘Mechanistic Insights into O-Glycosylation-Deficient Muscular Dystrophy' will be delivered by Dr. Kevin P. Campbell, is an investigator with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Roy J. Carver Biomedical Research Chair in Molecular Physiology and Biophysics, Head of the Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics, and Director of the Senator Paul D. Wellstone Muscular Dystrophy Cooperative Research Center at The University of Iowa. Dr. Campbell also holds joint appointments as a professor in the Departments of Neurology and Internal Medicine . 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.