UBC prof receives honour from ALS Society of Canada

Andrew Eisen, professor emeritus in the Division of Neurology, received the ALS Society of Canada’s Marcel Bertrand Exceptional Support Services Program Award in the individual category for his efforts to help people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

The award recognizes an exceptional effort to enhance the quality of life for people with ALS and their families.

“He is always available and understands that to a person living with ALS, 24 hours is a long time,” said Wendy Toyer, executive director of the ALS Society of BC, of which Eisen is a “life director.” “His compassion and care provides great comfort to many people affected by ALS, even on holidays and weekends. We are so lucky to have him as part of our organization to share with others his expertise.”

For more information, visit http://www.med.ubc.ca/about_us/Awards_and_Honours.htm#eisen