The 32nd SBCN Annual Meeting took place on Wednesday, April 20, 2016 during the annual AAN meeting.
The updated format for this year’s meeting was well received. It offered an opportunity to connect informally with friends and colleagues in the field at the AAN Meeting. Participants learned about colleagues’ latest research initiatives, and were able to speak directly with the 2016 Geschwind Prize Winner and the 2016 SBCN Lifetime Achievement Award Winner.
2016 Award Winners
Albert M. Galaburda, M.D. was the winner of this year's Lifetime Achievement Award. Dr. Galaburda is the Emily Fisher-Landau Professor of Neurology and Neuroscience at Harvard Medical School. He also co-directs the Mind Brain Behavior Interfaculty Initiative at Harvard University and is an attending neurologist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He trained in neurology under Norman Geschwind at what is now Boston Medical Center. His clinical and research expertise is in the field of cognitive neurology with a special focus on learning and attention disorders as they affect adults.
This year's Norman Geschwind Prize Winner was Madhav Thambisetty, M.D., Ph.D. is a Clinical Investigator and Chief of the Unit of Clinical and Translational Neuroscience at the National Institute on Aging/Intramural Research Program. His research focuses on enhancing the understanding of disease mechanisms operating in Alzheimer's Disease and to identify novel biomarkers that might predict disease before the onset of clinical symptoms. He also evaluates and cares for patients with memory disorders at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Memory and Alzheimer's Treatment Center.