Professor Geoffrey Donnan AO

Professor Geoffrey Donnan AO

Bid wins:
13th Asian and Oceanian Congress of Neurology
5-9 June 2012

About:
Professor Geoffrey Donnan AO is Professor of Neurology at the University of Melbourne and immediate past Director of the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health.  His research interest is clinical stroke management and was co-founder of the Australian Stroke Trials Network.  He is a Past-President of the World Stroke Organization (2006-2008) and was Chair of the World Congress of Neurology (2005).  Professor Donnan has a major research interest in ischaemic stroke, both clinical and experimental aspects.  He showed that brain tissue could have prolonged survival after stroke and, when salvaged, improved clinical outcomes.  This provided the rationale for acute stroke therapies. Professor Donnan has been involved in a number of international initiatives, including the establishment of the World Neurology Foundation and the World Stroke Foundation.   

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