Honouring 50 Years of Research

In celebration of the Foundation’s Golden Jubilee, the Neurological Foundation will be hosting four free celebratory events throughout the year honouring the founders, Philip Wrightson and Valentine Chapman by highlighting the scientists and clinicians that were awarded the initial Chapman and Wrightson fellowships.
Dr Barry Snow, a leading neurologist, specialising in movement disorders such as Parkinson’s disease will speak at the Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū on April 27.
Dr Snow qualified from the Auckland Medical School in 1981 and spent his first year as a junior doctor at Rotorua Hospital. In 1988 Dr Snow left New Zealand for Canada to undertake his Neurological Foundation V J Chapman Fellowship. Dr Snow carried out research into Parkinson’s disease and related disorders while at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, which started him in his career as a clinician-researcher movement disorder specialist.
In 1995 Dr Snow returned to New Zealand to join the Department of Neurology at Auckland Hospital before being appointed to the position of Clinical Director of Neurology in 1999. In 2011 he was promoted to Medical Director of Adult Health Services at the Auckland District Health Board. Dr Snow also joined the Council for the Neurological Foundation in 2011 and has been the Council Chair since 2017, retiring just this past year in 2020.

Throughout his presentation, Dr Snow will be touching on his career which first started with the V J Chapman Fellowship. He’ll also be talking about his research as a clinician-research movement disorder specialist and sharing his most recent research on Parkinson’s disease and recovering damaged nerves.

please remember to get your free ticket by registering for the event!

Information about the event!

Date: April 27 2021
Time: 6.30 – 8.30 pm

Location: Auditorium
Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū
Montreal Street, Christchurch

The presentation will begin at 6.30 pm although you’re more than welcome to join us anytime after 6.00 pm. After the presentation, there will be some time to speak with Dr Barry Snow further, and drinks and nibbles will be served.