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Guest Lectures

Guest Lectures take place on Tuesdays during Grand Rounds Presentations. Upcoming Guest Lectures are listed on our Events page.

Blume-Girvin Lecture in Epilepsy

Each fall the Epilepsy Program at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University, hosts the Blume-Girvin Lecture in Epilepsy, in recognition of the clever work done by the founders of the Epilepsy program, Dr. Warren Blume (Neurologist) and Dr. John Girvin (Neurosurgeon). The inaugural lecture took place in October of 2016.

As the founders of one of the first Epilepsy programs in Canada, and the first program in Ontario, Drs. Blume and Girvin recognized the idea that epilepsy was a distinct discipline within Neurology and Neurosurgery. The concept of medically-intractable epilepsy had not been coined at that time, but their observations and the knowledge of its existence was present. They led a team of individuals that developed what is currently, one the largest and most comprehensive Epilepsy programs in the country. The program has trained dozens of neurologists and neurosurgeons in the field of epilepsy, many of whom have gone on to practice across Canada and internationally. The education provided by the Epilepsy program is recognized worldwide.

In honor of his work, Dr. Blume was recognized as an outstanding EEG and Epilepsy researcher by the American Epilepsy Society, the Canadian League Against Epilepsy and the International League Against Epilepsy. He was also made an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2012. Dr John Girvin has been recognized by Western University, the Canadian Neurosurgical Society and The Royal College of Surgeons of Canada. He was also inducted to the Western Mustangs Football Wall of Champions in 2015.

The Blume-Girvin Lecturer is an individual of international reputation who is recognized for their contribution to Epilepsy Care, particularly Epilepsy Surgery and whose work is reflective of the principles and values articulated by Drs. Blume and Girvin.

The lecture series keeps viable the deep insights and wisdom of two remarkable neuroscientists, clinicians, researchers, educators and writers and will continue to bring global recognition to the Epilepsy program at Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry and Western University.

Aitken Lecture Series

The Aitken Memorial Lecture series was established in 1991 through an endowment from Drs. Ron and Elizabeth Aitken. It is held annualy by the Departments of Clinical Neurological Sciences and Anesthesia & Perioperative Medicine. Traditionally, the invited speaker gives a talk at both Anesthesia Grand Rounds and CNS Grand Rounds.

Gait and Brain Lecture

Dr. Montero-Odasso launched the Gait and Brain Seminars in 2007. The seminars were initiated at the Division of Geriatric Medicine, the University of Western Ontario.

The main objective of this series is to highlight the entangled relationship between gait and cognition in older adults and to emphasize the importance of gait disturbances as an early predictor of disability, frailty and dementia.

These seminars are of interest to geriatricians, neurologists, psychiatrists, physiotherapists and healthcare providers in the field of gerontology.

The annual Gait and Brain Lecture has been made possible through educational grants from ProtoKinetics and the F.J.H. Campbell lectureship fund. It is sponsored by The Gait and Brain Lab and the Division of Geriatric Medicine, Department of Medicine, at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University.

Dr. Montero-Odasso, Dr. Ervin Sejdic, and Dr. Paul Cooper

Dr. Manuel Montero-Odasso, Dr. Ervin Sejdic, and Dr. Paul Cooper at the 2017 Gait and Brain Lecture "Engineering Human Gait".