Professor

Serge Gauthier

MCSA Alzheimer’s Disease Research Unit, McGill Centre for Studies in Aging, Verdun, Quebec, Canada.

His special interests include consensus approach to the management of dementia in different stages, the ethics of research involving persons with dementia, and prevention strategies against cognitive decline and dementia.

Serge Gauthier, CM, MD, FRCPC, undertook medical studies at the Université de Montréal, Neurology training at McGill University, and a Research Fellowship in Professor TL Sourkes’ laboratory, Allen Memorial Institute, Montreal. He was clinical investigator and staff neurologist at the Montreal Neurological Hospital and Institute (1976–1986), Director of the McGill Centre for Studies in Aging (1886–1996), and Senior Scientist of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and Canada’s Research-Based Pharmaceutical Companies (CIHR-Rx&D) program (1997–2007). Serge Gauthier is currently Professor in the Departments of Neurology & Neurosurgery, Psychiatry, and Medicine, at McGill University, and Director of the Alzheimer Disease and Related Disorders Research Unit of the McGill Center for Studies in Aging, Douglas Hospital. He was a recipient of the Order of Canada in 2014.

Serge Gauthier’s contributions to research include design and implementation of randomized clinical trials in order to establish the safety and efficacy of cholinesterase inhibitors, muscarinic agonists, and agents possibly modifying the progression of Alzheimer’s disease. His special interests include consensus approach to the management of dementia in different stages, the ethics of research involving persons with dementia, and prevention strategies against cognitive decline and dementia.

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