McGill Alert / Alerte de McGill

Updated: Thu, 07/18/2024 - 18:12

Gradual reopening continues on downtown campus. See Campus Public Safety website for details.

La réouverture graduelle du campus du centre-ville se poursuit. Complément d'information : Direction de la protection et de la prévention.

Dementia Education Program Newsletter

World Alzheimer Report Co-Authors

Co-Author Biography

Dr Serge Gauthier

Dr. Serge Gauthier

Professor Emeritus, Departments of Neurology & Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, McGill University
Academic Co-Lead, Dementia Education Program, McGill University


Serge Gauthier is a clinical neurologist specialising in the development of new tools for diagnosis and treatments for people living with Alzheimer’s disease. He was the Director of the McGill University Research Centre for Studies in Aging (MCSA) from 1986 to 1997, and Director of the Alzheimer Disease and Related Disorders Research Unit of the MCSA until 2021. He became a senior scientist of the CIHR-Rx&D program (Canadian Institutes of Health Research and Canada’s Research-Based Pharmaceutical Companies) in 1997. Dr. Gauthier is the Academic Co-Lead for the Dementia Education Program and Professor Emeritus, Neurology and Psychiatry at McGill University. His accomplishments led to him being appointed to the Order of Canada in 2014 and the National Order of Québec in 2017.

Dr Pedro Rosa-Neto

Dr. Pedro Rosa-Neto

Director of the McGill University Research Centre for Studies in Aging
Professor, Departments of Neurology & Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, McGill University


Pedro Rosa-Neto is a clinical neurologist with expertise in the quantification of dementia patho­physiology and preclinical diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease using biomarkers. He is affiliated with the Douglas Research Institute; le Centre intégré universitaire de santé et de services sociaux (CIUSSS) de l’Ouest-de-l’Île-de-Montréal; and the Departments of Neurology and Neu­rosurgery, Psychiatry and Pharmacology and Therapeutics at McGill University. He was appointed Director of the McGill University Research Centre for Studies in Aging in 2017. This was soon followed by a Professor position in Neurology at McGill University in 2019.   

Dr José Morais

Dr. José A. Morais

Professor, Department of Medicine, McGill University
Director, Division of Geriatric Medicine, McGill University
Academic Lead, Dementia Education Program, McGill University


José A. Morais is Professor of Medicine at McGill University. He is a senior scientist at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) in the Metabolic Disorders and Complications axis. In 2009, he became Director of the Division of Geriat­ric Medicine, McGill University, as well as of the MUHC and Jewish General Hospital. He is also Co-Director of the Quebec Network for Research on Aging and is the Academic Lead of the Demen­tia Education Program of the McGill Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. He was the Founder and first Director of the Centre of Excellence on Aging and Chronic Disease of the RUISSS McGill from 2012–2015.

Claire Webster

Ms. Claire Webster

Founder and Ambassador, Dementia Education Program, McGill University
Founder and President of Caregiver Crosswalk Inc.


Claire Webster is a Certified Alzheimer Care Consultant (PAC), Certified Professional Con­sultant on Aging (CPCA), as well as a conference speaker and educator in the field of caring for an individual with dementia. She is Founder and President of Caregiver Crosswalk Inc., a consulting firm that provides education and support services to help individuals navigate the journey of Alzheimer’s disease and/or dementia related illnesses. Claire works in collab­oration with McGill University’s Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences and the Division of Geriatric Medicine. She is the Founder and Ambassador of the McGill Dementia Education Program and “McGill Cares,” a weekly webcast series designed to support family care partners.

Stijn Servaes

Dr. Stijn Servaes

Postdoctoral Fellow, Translational Neuroimaging Laboratory, McGill University Research Centre for Studies in Aging


Stijn Servaes is a neuroscientist and data scientist who specializes in the identification of early Alzheimer’s disease using advanced statistical methods, artificial intelligence and state-of-the-art biomarkers. Currently, he works as a postdoctoral fellow at the Translational Neuroimaging Laboratory from the McGill University Research Centre for Studies in Aging after acquiring a PhD in neuroscience and medical imaging from the University of Antwerp.


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