Officers and Directors

CDAN's Officers and Directors include individuals whose expertise and experience have distinguished them as leaders in health sciences, academia, business, government, and the community.

Dr. Patrick McGeer, MD, PhD, FRCP(C), FRSC

CDAN President


Professor Emeritus, Faculty of Medicine

Kinsmen Laboratory of Neurological Research

University of British Columbia




Bio and research activities.


R. Paul Beckmann, Q.C.

CDAN Secretary-Treasurer


Associate Counsel

Wills, Estates and Trusts Group

Davis, LLP - Legal Advisors




Bio and related activities.

Dr. Howard Chertkow, MD, FRCP(C)

CDAN Director


Professor of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Medicine

McGill University



Bloomfield Centre for Research in Aging

Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research


Bio and research activities.

Dr. Kenneth Rockwood, MD, FRCP(C)

CDAN Director


Kathryn Allen Weldon Professor of Alzheimer Research

Professor of Medicine

Dalhousie University


Principal Investigator & Chair, Management Committee

Canadian Dementia Knowledge Translation Network


Bio and research activities.