This lecture is dedicated to the memory of Robert J. Burns, a close friend and mentor to many of the leaders in Nuclear Cardiology in who died in 1999. Robert was an outstanding clinician as well as an authority in nuclear cardiology, recognized both nationally and internationally for his investigation of new imaging agents and innovative protocols.
He created an outstanding clinical nuclear cardiology laboratory that now bears his name at the University Health Network of Toronto, and formed an enterprise to use nuclear cardiology procedures as endpoints in large multi-centred trials.
Robert was the initiator and the founding President of the Canadian Nuclear Cardiology Society. He was dedicated to his family and had a love for teaching the physicians of the future. This lectureship was created to recognize the integrity, thoughtfulness, honesty and clear thinking of Robert J. Burns and of those who through their work allow nuclear cardiology to flourish and be useful in patient management.
Past Robert Burns Lecturers