2014 Annual Aird Dinner

Lisa DeAngelis M.D.

December 4, 2014
Hyatt Regency Embarcadero
5 Embarcadero Center
San Francisco, CA 94111
$90 before November 15/$100 after
6:00 - 7:00pm CME Registration and Wine Reception
7:00pm Dinner and Lecture
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This years speaker will be Lisa M. DeAngelis, MD - Chair, Department of Neurology; Co-Executive Director, Brain Tumor Center; Lillian Rojtman Berkman Chair in Honor of Jerome B. Posner.

Dr. DeAngelis came to Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center as a fellow in neuro-oncology and joined the faculty in 1986. She became Chair of the Department of Neurology in 1997. She holds the Lillian Rojtman Berkman Chair in honor of Dr. Jerome Posner and is also the Co-executive Director of the MSKCC Brain Tumor Center. Dr. DeAngelis has published extensively on a wide variety of topics in neuro-oncology and is the author with Dr. Jerome Posner of The Neurological Complications of Cancer. Dr. DeAngelis is a Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) and of the American Neurological Association (ANA) where she served as First Vice President. She is currently on the Board of Directors of the AAN and recently completed 2 terms as Vice-President. She has been the Chair of the Science Committee since 2011 and continues to serve in that capacity. She has served on numerous committees of the ANA, AAN and the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). She is a member of the editorial board of Neurology, Neuro-oncology and Journal of Neuro-Oncology. She has been a visiting professor in numerous universities throughout the United States and internationally. Dr. DeAngelis was elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies.

Harold Rosegay M.D.

Robert Burns Aird, MD
(1903 - 200)

Robert Burns Aird, an American educator and physician, founded the department of neurology at the University of California at San Francisco. In addition to conducting his own research (Flynn Aird syndrome bears his name), Aird developed the department into a leading academic center for study of the brain sciences, drawing future Nobel laureate Stanley Prusiner as a resident late during Aird's tenure. Aird also wrote a history of modern neurology and was a successful real estate speculator in the San Francisco area.

Aird's father, Dr. John Aird, founded the Aird Clinic in Provo, Utah. The facility was the only hospital in the Provo area for many years. His grandfather and grandmother, William Aird and Elizabeth McLean, were Scots immigrants and the family was proud of its heritage, thus the name "Robert Burns" Aird, after the famous Scots poet. His uncle, Henry McLean Aird was a prominent educator in Utah.

A lifelong musician, Aird was president of the Cornell University Glee Club as an undergraduate, and during his tenure as neurology chairman at UCSF wrote a musical about the life of Joshua A. Norton (ca. 1815-1880), the mentally ill self-proclaimed Emperor of the United States and Mexico.

Aird was educated at Cornell University, Harvard Medical School, and Deep Springs College.

Each Fall, the San Francisco Neurological Society (SFNS) honors Dr. Aird by holding a special lecture. The speaker is selected by the UCSF Department of Neurology. UCSF and SFNS co-sponsor this annual lecture.