Today we had the honour of welcoming Dr. Alex Rajput as the guest speaker for the 5th Annual Dr. Tom Godwin Neurology Lectureship, Parkinson’s Disease – Beyond the Basics.

As clinical experts gathered at the UBC Lecture Theatre inside the Surrey Memorial Hospital, Dr. Rajput shared great insight on Parkinson’s Disease and its current findings. Specifically, the role of novel PD treatments, deep brain stimulation in PD Management and the research potential of clinic-pathological studies with contributions from the Saskatchewan Movement Disorders Program.

Thank you so much to Dr. Rajput for sharing your expertise with us here at the Surrey Memorial Hospital!

This lecture series is made possible by the generous support of the Godwin Family in honour of Dr. Tom Godwin’s leadership role within Fraser Health and in gratitude for the medical care he received at Surrey Memorial.

About Dr. Alex Rajput

Dr. Alex Rajput is a professor and Head of the Division of Neurology at the University of Saskatchewan as well as Director of the Saskatchewan Movement Disorders Program and Frozen Brain Studies Laboratory. Dr. Rajput’s primary interests are Parkinson’s Disease and other parkinsonian conditions, essential tremor and dystonia. He is a member of the Parkinson Study Group, International Essential Tremor Medical Advisory Group, Tremor Research Group and Canadian Movement Disorders Group.

About the Dr. Tom Godwin Neurology Lectureship

Early in 2013, British Columbia lost a great physician, pioneer cardiologist, mentor and adventurer with the death of Dr. Thomas Godwin.  In appreciation of the excellent care he and the family received within the Neurology Unit at Surrey Memorial Hospital (SMH), the family has decided to provide funding to establish a lectureship in neurology known as the Dr. Tom Godwin Neurology Lectureship, in his honour.

The goal of this lectureship is to enhance teaching and collaboration among clinical teams and interested medical personnel as neurology experts continue to unravel the mysteries of the human brain and neurological diseases.

The lectures take place in the UBC Lecture Theatre at the SMH site and video-cast to as large an audience as possible using the available technology.