Message from the Director
The Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital is a unique academic medical centre dedicated to neuroscience. Here multidisciplinary teams of basic and clinical scientists generate fundamental information about the nervous system and apply that knowledge to understanding and treating neurological diseases. In 2007, the Canadian government named the MNI as one of seven Centres of Excellence in Commercialization and Research in recognition of our innovative and outstanding work.
With 11 research units closely integrated with clinical activities, the MNI is engaged in the full spectrum of contemporary neuroscience research and patient care. Among the MNI's internationally recognized strengths are the groups in Epilepsy Research and Treatment, the McConnell Brain Imaging Centre, Cognitive Neuroscience, Neuroimmunology, Complex Neural Systems, and Neuromuscular Disease. Extensive molecular and cellular biology is also carried out in the Centre for Neuronal Survival and the Cell Biology of Excitable Tissues Group, while researchers in the Brain Tumour Research Centre work closely with colleagues in the Neurosurgical Research group.
The Neuro is an ideal environment for translational research where experts apply discoveries of basic science research to improve the care of patients suffering from neurological diseases. Patients benefit from close interaction among clinical and basic scientists and can receive treatment for ALS, brain tumours, epilepsy, migraine, multiple sclerosis, pain, Parkinson’s disease and other conditions. Patients also benefit from technical advances in brain imaging, neuro-radiology, neuro-navigation and neuro-stimulation. Many patients participate in studies of the newest treatments available through our Clinical Research Unit.
Since its founding in 1934, the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital has offered outstanding training, and former fellows hold prominent positions around the world. Today’s trainees, from more than 60 countries, will also have a world-wide impact as we reach out through international collaborations, formal relationships with sister institutes, and high visibility in professional organizations.
We encourage you to learn more about the Neuro by exploring this site or by visiting us in person. Throughout the year, the Neuro offers programs for the public, hosts conferences and lectures for experts, and welcomes visitors from around the world.