Dr Carmela Tartaglia
University of Toronto
Talk title: "Traumatic Brain Injury as a risk factor for neurodegenerative disease"
Dr Tartaglia is a clinician-scientist at the University Health Network and University of Toronto. She maintains a cognitive/behavioural clinic within the UHN Memory Clinic where she sees patients with neurodegenerative diseases and those with multiple concussions who are at risk of developing a neurodegenerative disease. She holds the Marion and Gerald Soloway Chair in Brain Injury and Concussion Research. She uses a multi-modal approach that combines imaging and biofluid biomarkers to better diagnose and understand the pathological substrates that cause cognitive, behavioural and motoric dysfunction. The goal of her research program is to develop biomarkers for early detection of disease to bring precision medicine and targeted, early treatments to her patients.