The Raaen family established the Allison Raaen Lectureship in 2009 in memory of their daughter who died from an AVM rupture in November 2005. The annual lecture features distinguished speakers involved in cutting edge basic and translational research and aims to stimulate communication and advances in understanding cerebrovascular malformations. In 2014, the Lectureship was renamed to the William L. Young/Allison Raaen Lectureship to honor the seminal contributions of the late Dr. William L. Young, founding Director of the UCSF Center for Cerebrovascular Research and world-renowned AVM researcher.The Lectureship is a UCSF joint collaboration between the Center for Cerebrovascular Research and the Department of Neurological Surgery.
Allison Raaen Dr. William L. Young
The 7th Annual William L. Young/Allison Raaen Lectureship
June 23, 2015, 8-9 AM
Guest Speaker: Christian Stapf, MD
Principal Scientist & Professor
Department of Neurosciences, University of Montréal
Attending Neurologist, Department of Neurology
Centre Hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal
"Evidence-based Approach to AVM Patient Management"
The 6th Annual William L. Young/Allison Raaen Lectureship
June 25, 2015, 8:00 AM
Guest Speaker: Hui Meng, Ph.D.
Professor of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering and Neurosurgery
Department of Biomedical Engineering
State University of New York at Buffalo
"Role of Modeling in Translational Research of Intracranial Aneurysm"
The 5th Annual William L. Young/Allison Raaen Lectureship
April 24, 2014, 8:00 AM
Guest Speaker: Doug Marchuk, Ph.D.
Professor and Vice-Chair,
Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, Duke University
Director, Duke University Program in Genetics and Genomics
"Cerebral Cavernous Malformations: From Gene Discovery to Potential Therapy"
The 4th Annual Allison Raaen Lectureship
November 8, 2012, 8:00 AM
Guest Speaker: Marie E. Faughnan, MD, MSc
Associate Professor, University of Toronto Director,
Toronto HHT Program St. Michael's Hospital, Division of Respirology
"HHT and Brain AVMs: Building and Breaking Connections"
The 3rd Annual Allison Raaen Lectureship
October 6, 2011, 8:00 AM
Guest Speaker: Christopher C. W. Hughes, PhD
Professor and Chair, Department of Molecular Biology and Chemistry
University of California, Irvine
"Why Does Loss of Alk1 and Endoglin Cause HHT? Probing the Molecular Mechanisms of Blood Vessel Assembly"
The 2nd Annual Allison Raaen Lectureship
September 9, 2010, 8:00 AM
Guest Speaker: Dean Li, MD, PhD
HA and Edna Benning Endowed Professor, Medicine and Cardiology
Director, Molecular Medicine Program
University of Utah
"Vascular Stability in Sepsis and Stroke"
The 1st Annual Allison Raaen Lectureship
April 2, 2009, 8:00 AM
Guest Speaker: S. Paul Oh, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Physiology
University of Florida
"Novel Genetic Models for Brain Arteriovenous Malformations"