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Three Highly Distinguished Physicians Join the Dementia Educational Resource Advisory Board

Health Plexus.net, the leading Canadian Network of Health Education resources is pleased to announce the addition of three highly distinguished physicians to its Dementia Educational Resource advisory board.

Dr. Howard Bergman was recently appointed the position of Chair of the Department of Family Medicine, at the Faculty of Medicine, McGill University. Dr. Bergman was also the first Dr. Joseph Kaufmann Professor of Geriatric Medicine and is Director of the Division of Geriatric Medicine at McGill University. He is also Director of the Division of Geriatric Medicine of the Jewish General Hospital and an investigator at the Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Community Studies and at the Bloomfield Centre for Research in Aging of the Lady Davis Institute at the Jewish General Hospital in Montreal. He is also Adjunct Professor in the Department of Health Administration at the Université de Montréal and Invited Professor in the Faculty of Medicine at the Université de Lausanne in Switzerland and the Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, Israel.

In the area of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, Dr. Bergman’s research interests focus on early diagnosis. He is the founder and co-director of the Jewish General Hospital/McGill University Memory Clinic and is a Past President of the Consortium of Canadian Centres for Clinical Cognitive Research (C5R). In November 2007, Dr. Bergman was asked by the Quebec government to set up and chair a task force with the mandate to propose an action plan on Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders: from prevention to end of life care, including the research agenda.

Dr. Fadi Massoud is an internist-geriatrician who received his medical degree from the University of Montreal in 1992, and completed his internal medicine residency and geriatrics fellowship at the Universities of Montreal and McGill in 1997. He then did a research fellowship in cognitive impairment at the Sergievsky Center at Columbia University in New York under the supervision of Dr Richard Mayeux.

Since his return to Montreal in 2000, Dr Massoud works as staff geriatrician at the University of Montreal Health Center (CHUM) and the Montreal Institute of Geriatrics. He is associate professor of medicine in the Department of Medicine at the University of Montreal. His main topics of interest are cognitive ageing and dementia. He is scientific director of the memory disorders clinic at the CHUM. He is member of the Quebec Consortium for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Neurodegenerative Disorders, and primary investigator of the CHUM at the Consortium of Canadian Centers for Clinical Cognitive Research (C5R). He participated in the Second Canadian Conference on Antidementia Guidelines in 2004 and in the Canadian Consensus on the Diagnosis and Treatment of Dementia in 2006.

Dr. Noel Rosen is a family physician in active practice in Toronto. Lecturer in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Toronto. He is also the Medical Director of the Valleyview Long Term Care facility in Toronto, as well as attending physician, Seniors' Health Centre, North York General Hospital, and active staff, and member of Department of Family and Community medicine Executive Board, North York General hospital, Toronto. In addition he is a Member, Continuing Medical Education Committee, North York General Hospital in Toronto.

About Health Plexus:
Comprised of 1000s of clinical reviews, CMEs, bio-medical illustrations and animations and other resources, all organized in the 34 condition zones, our vision is to provide physicians and allied healthcare professionals with access to credible, timely and multi-disciplinary continuing medical education from anywhere and on any media consumption device. The Dementia Educational Resource is the compilation of high quality clinical reviews, online CME programs, library of original visual aids, interviews, roundtable discussions and related conference reports.