Soriano Award Lectures

The Fulton Society, Victor and Clara Soriano, and the Soriano Lectureship, are endowed lectures presented at the World Congresses of Neurology.

John Farquhar Fulton (1899-1960) was chair of physiology at Yale, and established the first primate physiology laboratory in the USA. One of his students was an Uruguayan neurologist, Victor Soriano, who completed a neurophysiology fellowship with Fulton. Victor and his wife Clara devoted their lives to the pursuit of neurological sciences and established numerous symposia and also the International Journal of Neurology. They founded the Fulton Society and endowed the Soriano Lectureship at the World Federation of Neurology.

The first WFN endowed lecture was made possible by a grant to the WFN from Victor and Clara Soriano. The symposium during which the Soriano Lecture takes place is known as the Fulton Society Symposium.

Below is a list award lectures presented at the World Congresses since 1989. 

  The Fulton Society Symposium - Soriano Lecture Victor and Clara Soriano Award Lecture Yahr Award Lecture Barucha Award Lecture Masland Award Lecture Singhal Award Lecture
New Delhi 1989 Albert J. Aguayo (Canada)          
Vancouver 1993 Rita Levi-Montalcini (Italy) The Modulatory Role of NGF in the Nervous, Endocrine and Immune Systems Richard T. Johnson (USA) Emerging Infections of the Nervous System
Buenos Aires 1997 Roger N. Rosenberg (USA) The Future of Gene Therapy for Neurological Disease Stanley B. Prusiner (USA) Prions and Neurological Disorders
London 2001 Olle Lindvall (Sweden) Transplantation in Clinical Practice Francis Collins (Bethesda, USA) The Human Genome Project
Sydney 2005 Colin Masters (Australia) Therapeutic and Diagnostic Strategies Targeting Abeta amyloid in Alzheimer's disease Bert Sakmann (Germany) Ion Channel Physiology and Network Connectivity in the Brain, especially as relating to Epilepsy
Bangkok 2009 Alastair Compston (UK) Immunogenetics and Epidemiology of Multiple Sclerosis Vladimir Hachinski (Canada) Stroke: A Global Agenda
Marrakesh 2011 Hidehiro Mizusawa (Japan) Motor Neuron and Motor Neuron Disease Christian E. Elger (Germany) Key Questions in Epileptology Anthony E. Lang (Canada)  Challenges to Obrtaining Neuroprotection in Parkinson's Disease
Vienna 2013 John Hardy (UK) Impact of genetics on the field of neurology Werner Hacke (Germany) Recanalization in Acute Ischemic Stroke  
Chile 2015 Giacomo Rizzolatti (Italy) The Mirror Mechanism and Its Clinical Relevance Mark Hallett (UK) The Physiology of Will Jes Olesen (Denmark) New Concepts in headache Richard Hughes (United Kingdom) Guillain-Barré Syndrome and CIDP: One disease or Many?
Japan 2017 Susumu Tonegawa (Japan) Monitoring and Engineering Memory Engram Cells and their Circuits Edvard I. Moser (Norway) Grid cells and the Medial-Entorhinal Space Network     Thomas Brandt (German) Spatial Navigation Mechanisms of The Brain Stefan Pulst (USA) Targeted Therapies for Dominant Ataxias
Dubai 2019 Patrik Brundin (USA) The Battle to Beat Parkinson's Disease Russell Foster (United Kingdom) Light, Circadian Rhythms And Sleep: Mechanisms To New Therapeutics Sarah Tabrizi (United Kingdom) Treating Huntington's Disease Miguel Nicolelis (Brazil) Brain-Machine Interfaces: From Basic Sciences to Neurorehabilitation    
Rome 2021 Elisabeth Tournier Lasserve (France) Monogenic Cerebral Small Vessel Disease (CSVD) From Cadasil To Other Matrisome Related CSVD Gero Miesenböck (Austria) Lighting Up The Brain     Giovanna Mallucci (United Kingdom) Mechanisms To Medicines In Neurodegeneration Pamela Shaw (United Kingdom) New Therapies For MND
Montreal 2023 Eva Feldman (USA) The Global Importance of Diabetic Neuropathies Valery Feigin (New Zealand) The Epidemiology & Burden Of Neurological Disorders Anthony E. Lang (Canada) A Biological Classification of Parkinson's Disease: Its Time Has Come Liping Liu (China) Transformations in the Treatment Of Stroke