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Submitted by quentincollier on Wed, 04/08/2015 - 11:00am

DCNS neurosurgeons celebrate Nursing Week with job shadowing shifts

Neurosurgeon Dr. Yves Starreveld and Department Head Dr. Rajiv Midha celebrated Nursing Week by walking  a mile (or perhaps a little less) in the shoes of a nurse on Unit 112 at Foothills Hospital on May 9.

Dr. Starreveld was very eager to spend the day with a nurse and, upon completion of his shift, said he was reminded of the dedication and hard work the team does for its patients.  Unit 112 is a hyper-acute neurosurgical unit with 28 beds. 

Dr. Starreveld and Dr. Midha participated in patient care, relieving call bells, repositioning patients and, overall, provided a great deal of support and understanding to the team on Unit 112 by participating in this great celebration of Nursing Week.

Congratulations to all involved in the successful event!


Pediatric and Young Adult Rehabilitation Medicine AARP Position 

The Division of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at the University of Calgary is seeking an academic Physiatrist to join our expanding Pediatric and Young Adult Rehabilitation Medicine program. This position is based at the Alberta Children’s Hospital (ACH). We are looking for an energetic physician to work collaboratively with existing medical, surgical and rehabilitation services and to provide research leadership to the program. 

Clinical responsibilities will include provision of Rehabilitation Medicine consultative services to children and young adults on an inpatient and outpatient basis. Strong applicants will be fully supported to build an original research program that integrates the goals of the investigator with the strengths of our institutional networks.

Please click here for details.

Full Time AARP Neuromuscular Neurologist 

The Division of Neurology at the University of Calgary and Alberta Health Services is inviting applications for a Neuromuscular Neurologist. Qualifications include an MD, a specialist certificate in Neurology from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada or equivalent and eligibility for licensure in the Province of Alberta. 

The candidate will be fellowship trained in neuromuscular disease and have a demonstrated interest and ability to support and develop clinical trials in neuromuscular disease. We are seeking an individual with proven clinical excellence, a record of working well within a team, and ability to participate fully in the City-Wide call schedule. Must read, write and speak English.

Please click here for details.

Division of Neurology: General Neurologists

General Neurology Locums: Outpatient and inpatient 9-12 month general neurology locum positions are also available beginning in April 2016.

Please click here for details.

Locum: Epilepsy Neurologist

The Calgary Comprehensive Epilepsy Programme is seeking a full time locum Neurologist for one year who is certified in EEG by the CSCN, and has formal training in the management of patients with complex epilepsies seen at a tertiary care centre, including ICU and continuous EEG monitoring, pre-surgical evaluation, proficiency and experience with various modalities of intracranial EEG planning and interpretation, ECoG, and cortical stimulation for function mapping.

Please click here for details.

Postdoctoral Fellow in Neuroscience

Applications for a postdoctoral fellow position in the area of deep brain stimulation and neural prostheses for motor and psychiatric disorders. The aim of the project is to understand how DBS alters specific neural pathways in rodent models and the role of specific neurotransmitters. The candidate will join a dynamic team that uses techniques ranging from intracellular recordings, multielectrode extracellular and local field potential recordings, optogenetic techniques, immunohistochemistry, and associated behavioural assays. The candidate will be expected to participate in planning and intellectual development of projects, and will use multidisciplinary approaches to satisfy research objectives.

Please click here for details.


Team Canada victorious 
at AAN NeuroBowl!

DCNS Drs. Fiona Costello and Michael Hill celebrate Team Canada's victory in the NeuroBowl at the American Academy of Neurology on April 17.  Their teammates for the annual neurology event, in Vancouver, were Dr. Ann Yeh (University of Toronto,Toronto SickKids Hospital), Dr. Anthony Lang (University of Toronto), and Dr. Hans Katzberg (University of Toronto).

Celebrating Our Past Embracing Our Future!


It was the Fall of 1979 and neurologist Dr. Lee and neurosurgeon Dr. Frank LeBlanc had been scheming with their colleagues about pooling their resources and creating something great for the people of Calgary...

Please join with the Department of Clinical Neurosciences as we celebrate not only those who envisioned our department 35 years ago, but all those who are building the future of neuroscience in Calgary, 

Click here to read more and listen to former leaders of our department as they share their stories.

Former department leaders share their stories:

Dr. Subramaniam appointed DCNS site leader for SHC

As of July 1, 2016 Dr. Suresh Subramaniam (left) will be the Department of Clinical Neurosciences Site Leader at South Health Campus (SHC).

Dr. Chris White led the development of neurology at SHC and has been site leader since its opening. We are all very proud of the amazing care now offered at SHC and are grateful to Dr. Chris White for his leadership. Drs. White and Subramaniam are currently working together, with the support of Joanne Cabrera and her team, to transition the role.

Please join me in welcoming Suresh and thanking Chris for a job VERY well done!

Luanne Luanne Metz, MD, FRCPC
Section Chief, Division of Neurology
Co-Leader MS Program,
Hotchkiss Brain Institute
Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary

Annual report celebrates
stories of our members

The Department of Clinical Neurosciences is pleased to share our 2015 annual report.

Click here to download a copy or visit our Annual Report page

Global Symposium on
Ketogenic Therapies 
Sept. 20-24

This premier event is focused on the state of ketogenic therapy research and innovations. The perfect venue to build new connections with top researchers and experts from around the world.

Join us in Banff, Alberta!

Click here for brochure or visit:

Check out the QuICR site!

QuICR is a province-wide stroke program that aims to improve stroke outcomes through rapid clinical and neuromuscular imaging evaluation combined with fast treatment. 

Click for more information.

Volunteers needed for Parkinson's Disease study

Dr. Oury Monchi is seeking volunteers (with and without Parkinson's Disease) for a study. Click here to find out if you can help.