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A Blast from the Past!

This year, almost to this very month, marks our five-year anniversary since ISND's founding as the Neurodegenerative Disease Society of Toronto (NDST). From a group of lab-mates to a small student organization, to going global as a not-for-profit, we have come a long way.

For those of you happening across us for the first time, and particularly for those who have been with us since the very beginning, take a trip with us down memory lane! One of our favorite moments over the years has been Dr. Andres Lozano's presentation, "Neurosurgery for Neurodegeneration", at our 2nd Annual Meeting, On the Brink: Advancements in Therapeutics for Neurodegenerative Diseases. The world's most cited neurosurgeon according to Thomson Reuters, Dr. Lozano piloted the use of deep brain stimulation, or DBS, to slow the progression or mitigate the symptoms of various neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer's, Huntington's, and Parkinson's; as well as other non-neurodegenerative conditions including anorexia and depression.

Recipient of the Herbert Olivecrona Award, the "Nobel Prize of Neurosurgery", and a trailblazer on the research and clinical front, Dr. Lozano has inspired a generation of neurosurgeons and researchers across the world. Hear what he has to say about the future of neurodegenerative diseases:

And check out this piece in the Tomorrow Edition on our Annual Meeting and Dr. Lozano's presentation:


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