Brain Day 2019 Event as iCalendar

23 March 2019

10am - 3pm

Venue: Atrium, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences

Location: 85 Park Rd, Grafton

Host: Centre for Brain Research

Cost: Free

Contact info: Sarah Evans

Contact email: sarah.j.evans@auckland.ac.nz

Website: www.cbr.auckland.ac.nz

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Brain Day 2019

Come along to our Brain Day event on Saturday March 23 which is part of our Brain Awareness Month during March. 

In addition to three public talks followed by audience discussion, Brain Day will feature short talks by a variety of community groups and early career researchers. Visitors can also engage with interactive science displays and learn about the latest research in neuroscience. There will be games and challenges from our popular Being Brainy programme and as activities for young visitors and a science-themed green screen to stretch imaginations.

The Brain Awareness events during March are presented by the Centre for Brain Research, The Neurological Foundation of New Zealand and Brain Research New Zealand.

Brain Day Public talks:

10.30am - "Revolutionising Stroke Rehabilitation"

Professor Cathy Stinear
In this presentation, Cathy Stinear will describe how hospitals are now using biomarkers to choose the right treatments and tailor rehabilitation for individual patients. 

Professor Cathy Stinear is a clinical neuroscientist in the Department of Medicine. Her research focuses on developing tools to predict and promote recovery after stroke.

12noon - "The Magic and Excitement of the Human Brain" 

Sir Richard Faull, Distinguished Professor and Director of the Centre for Brain Research (CBR) will take the audience on a journey of discovery through the wonders and marvels of the human brain. He will highlight how the bequest of post-mortem human brains from families touched by neurological diseases has transformed research in the CBR and enabled researches to do world leading research which has the potential to develop new treatments for brain disease.

Distinguished Professor Sir Richard Faull has been Director of the Centre for Brain Research since its inception in 2009 creating one of the pre-eminent neuroscience research centres in Australasia. Sir Richard has spent 40 years studying neurodegenerative diseases of the human brain and his research achievements have been recognized by several awards including Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand, the award of New Zealand’s highest scientific award, the Rutherford Medal, and the Supreme Award in the 2010 World Class New Zealand Awards. He was appointed as a Knight Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit (KNZM) for services to medical research in the 2017 New Year Honours. 

1.30-2.30pm - "Migraines and Headaches" 

Professor Debbie Hay

This talk will explain what migraine is, how it affects people, and how badly-needed new treatments are emerging, which is based on the science behind a neuropeptide hormone (CGRP) that controls pain signals.

Debbie Hay is Professor, and a James Cook Fellow. Her research aims to contribute to the development of medicines to treat migraine, and other conditions. She studies the proteins that transmit CGRPs’ pain signals.

11.30am - CBR Celebration Choir performance in the Atrium

The CeleBRation Choir is a social singing group for people with neurological conditions like Stroke or Parkinson’s disease, led by Alison Talmage. Research shows that signing may help to ‘rewire’ the brain after brain injury, and so could help with conditions like Aphasia. The CBR CeleBRation choir sings a variety of songs you are bound to know. 

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Brain Awareness Month Panel Discussions during March 2019:

Understanding Autism and Learning Differences
March 14
Panellists:
Associate Professor Johanna Montgomery
Associate Professor Karen Waldie
Dr Jessie Jacobsen
Dr Rosamund Hill
Location: AMRF Theatre, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, 85 Park Rd Grafton
Time: 6pm (doors open), 6.30pm panel discussion, 7.30-8.30pm refreshments
Registrations through Eventbrite 

Please make sure you book tickets to avoid disappointment and help us ensure we have the right numbers for catering. 

Please note this event is booked but you can place your name on the Waitling list through Eventbrite.

Is it in our Genes? Neurological Gene Disease, Therapies and the Future
March 21

Panellists:
Professor Russell Snell
Dr Richard Roxburgh
Ms Miriam Rodriques
Ms Jo Dysart
Location: AMRF Theatre, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, 85 Park Rd Grafton
Time: 6pm (doors open), 6.30pm panel discussion, 7.30-8.30pm refreshments
Registrations through Eventbrite

Please make sure you book tickets to avoid disappointment and help us ensure we have the right numbers for catering.

Memory and the Ageing Brain
March 28
Associate Professor Lynette Tippett
Dr Phil Wood
Professor Ngaire Kerse
Dr Gary Cheung
Location: AMRF Theatre, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, 85 Park Rd Grafton
Time: 6pm (doors open), 6.30pm panel discussion, 7.30-8.30pm refreshments
Registrations through Eventbrite

Please make sure you book tickets to avoid disappointment and help us ensure we have the right numbers for catering.