Saturday, June 28, 2014
Krembil Neuroscience Centre
An estimated six million Canadians suffer from progressive neurological conditions and debilitating brain injuries and disorders, which seriously impact quality of life. As Canada’s population ages, the incidence of neurological diseases, disorders and injuries will grow – one in three will suffer from Parkinson’s or Alzheimer’s disease within the next decade.
Every day, the care providers, researchers and educators at the Krembil Neuroscience Centre (KNC) are working to restore health and full function for those who rely on us, while leading discoveries that will one day become cures for the most devastating neurological diseases.
The Krembil Neuroscience Program
A dedicated team of interdisciplinary health professionals provides expert care in a collaborative environment. They integrate state-of-the-art technology, groundbreaking research and personalized care to prevent, treat and cure neural and sensory system disorders.
Providing comprehensive care across the continuum – from prevention, intervention, long-term management, outreach, and linkages to community providers – our program’s major areas of focus are:
Alzheimer’s Disease: Our researchers were the first in the world to identify two genes responsible for familial Alzheimer’s disease, and have pioneered treatments using deep brain stimulation.
Epilepsy: We evaluate more than 1,800 patients annually and pioneer the latest detection technologies such as multi-modality imaging that can diagnose epilepsy sooner.
Parkinson’s Disease: Morton and Gloria Shulman Movement Disorders Centre has earned international respect for its pro-active role in new drug trials and innovations in treatment.
Stroke: Designated as one of the first provincial Regional Stroke Centres, our world-renowned surgeons provide leadership to the province in best practices for stroke care, research and professional education.
Brain Tumours: KNC serves as a national and international referral centre, providing care for hundreds of new patients with brain tumours each year, and is home to the only Gamma Knife in Ontario.
Spinal Cord Injuries: KNC is among the top three spinal programs in the world, where a broad spectrum of scientists are dedicated to providing and advancing treatment strategies.
Research and Education
Researchers and scientists at the Krembil Neuroscience Centre explore the functions of the brain and nervous system as they discover treatments for spinal cord injuries, stroke, vascular malformations, brain tumors, neuro-ophthalmologic disorders and neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.
Over 90 investigators are committed to scientific and clinical impact in these areas, and the proximity of basic researchers and clinician-scientists provides the full spectrum of expertise required to make discoveries in basic, translational and clinical research. Beginning in 2012, research activities will be based at the state-of-the-art $165 million Krembil Discovery Tower.
We are North America’s largest teaching centre to neurologists, neurosurgeons and ophthalmologists. Through our collaboration with the medical school at the University of Toronto, we are fostering the development of the best neural leaders of tomorrow.
Help us find the answers
Find out how you can help support the Brain Campaign and the leading-edge work of Krembil Neuroscience Centre. Click here for more information on how you can make a gift today.