Dorothy Russell (1895-1983), one of the leading figures in the brief history of British neuropathology, is remembered by the Society in a biennial Memorial Lecture.
So rapid is progress in the Neurosciences and so short our memories, that for a younger generation of neuropathologists she is probably no more than a name associated with a large recently revised textbook on brain tumours. However, together with Godwin Greenfield, Dorothy Russell had a profound and lasting influence on the development and practice of Neuropathology throughout the world.
This lecture is delivered every second year by a distinguished speaker, invited to present the lecture at the annual meeting of the Society.
The Academic Committe presents nominations for agreement by the full BNS committee.
The lecturer is awarded a special medal which is engraved with their name and the date of the lecture.
The neuropathology of Alzheimer’s disease: some issues in need of resolution
Huntington’s disease: some new neuropathological observations
Control of cell survival, proliferation and differentiation in the developing mammalian central nervous system
Molecular pathology of Alzheimer’s disease – are we any closer to understanding the degenerative process?
Tumours of the nervous system: from phenotype to genotype.
The cellular and molecular consequences of traumatic brain injury.
Apoptosis and CNS disease
Genetics of abnormal brain development.
Remak’s bundle and C fibre nociception: Neuropathology of the small fibre
The frontiers of brain tumour research.
The role of the Pathologist in the investigation and diagnosis of human prion diseases.
Mechanisms of neurodegeneration and therapeutic approaches for reversing the synaptic damage in Alzheimer’s disease.
Relevance of molecular markers for brain tumour diagnostics- the potential of mutation specific antibodies H09 (IDH1R132H) and VE1 (BRAFV600E)
Tackling concussion: Neuromechanics and Neuropathology
Pharmaceutical implications of the paradigm shift in understanding and treatment of late life neurodegenerative disorders
The challenges facing the neuropathologist in the modern era of epilepsy surgery
Transmission of Misfolded Proteins in Neurodegenerative Disorders: A Common Mechanism of Disease Progression