The Neurological Foundation is thrilled to announce an exciting national programme of Brain Day events to mark Brain Awareness Week 2012. All events are free to the public, and no pre-registration is required.
Each of the Brain Days will give the New Zealand public a unique opportunity to hear from some of New Zealand’s top neuroscientists and clinicians about their incredible work in the laboratory and clinic. In between lectures, people are welcome to mix and mingle with local community support groups who will have information stands at each Brain Day, and can answer questions about the services they provide in the community.
In addition to the key speaker line-up, the Foundation is thrilled to introduce Alzheimer’s New Zealand and Stroke Foundation seminars at all of the Brain Day events. Both organisations will provide excellent sessions, respectively “Caring for the Carer” and “Is it a stroke? Act FAST!”
To fit in with regional anniversary holidays, the Brain Day schedule this year will stretch across three weekends. The Foundation’s dedicated Brain Awareness Week website www.brainweek.co.nz features more indepth information about each event, including speakers, lecture information, times and venues. The full and comprehensive Brain Day Auckland programme is also featured on the site – last year’s event was the highest-attended (globally) in the history of Brain Awareness Week, so we look forward to beating the record again!
Special mention needs to be made of our event partners around the country: the Centre for Brain Research, University of Auckland; the Tiaho Trust, Whangarei; Victoria University of Wellington; the New Zealand Brain Research Institute, Christchurch; the Brain Health Research Centre, University of Otago; Alzheimer’s New Zealand; Stroke Foundation of New Zealand, and all of the participating community support groups.