Ted M. Burns Humanism in Neurology Award – 2020
Professor Jon Stone, MBChB, FRCP
The Ted Burns Humanism in Neurology Award acknowledges the influence of the most benevolent and innovative in the field. The award aims to celebrate neurologists whose work embodies humanism–in patient care, education, advocacy and everyday encounters. By recognizing outstanding neurologists, the award aims to inspire others to improve healthcare delivery and the lives of their colleagues and patients.
This year’s recipient, Professor Jon Stone, MBChB, FRCP, is an outstanding educator, researcher and clinician. His advocacy and humanism toward patients with Functional Neurological Disorder (FND) have been transformative for the field. He is truly unique in this niche that bridges a humanistic approach with clinical care and research.
“It’s a tremendous honor to be the first recipient of the Ted Burns Humanism in Neurology Award. Functional Neurological Disorder (FND) is one of the commonest, but most stigmatised and ignored conditions in neurologic practice. With this award, the American Brain Foundation has recognised the need to take people with FND seriously, combining a patient-centred approach with a scientific approach to diagnosis, pathophysiology, and treatment.” – Jon Stone