FREE EVENT - Whangarei Brain Day is brought to you by the Neurological Foundation and the Tiaho Trust and is happening on Saturday 10th March from 10.30am – 4.10pm at Forum North.
Discover the wonders of the human brain and learn about the latest neuroscience research into brain health and brain disorders. There will be lectures by leading neuroscientists and clinical neurology experts. Community organisations will also be presenting seminars and will have stalls and staff available to talk to on the day.
This year we have lots of fun interactive workshops for kids in the morning from 10.30 to 11.30 and includes a poster competition from Manaia View School which Mayor Cutforth has kindly agreed to judge. It also includes a interactive presentation from Auckland University PHD students on “What is a brain scientist?”
Read more about the programme below and attached is a poster with more information about the key speakers lectures. No bookings required to attend this event. Please arrive early to secure your seating - our key speakers have attracted large number at past events.
Whangarei Brain Day 2012 Programme:
- 10.30am: What is in my brain? (Main Hall) Interactive workshop for children. With a poster competition from Manaia View School
- 11.00am: What is a brain scientist? (Main Hall) Interactive presentation for children given by brain scientists from the University of Auckland
- 11.35am: Brain Injury Association Northland Seminar (Cafler) Think First – Use your mind to protect your body
- 12noon: Alzheimer’s Society Northland Seminar (Main Hall) Caring for the Carer
- 12.25pm: Epilepsy Northland Seminar (Cafler)
- 12.50pm: Key Speaker: Dr Karen E. Waldie, Associate Professor (Main Hall) Dyslexia, autism and ADHD: myths and facts
- 1.55pm: Nordic Walking / Pilates Seminar (Cafler)
- 2.20pm: Stroke Foundation Northland (Main Hall) Is it a stroke? Act FAST!
- 2.45pm: Multiple Sclerosis Society Northland Seminar – Stephen Arundel-Fagge (Master NLP Practitioner)Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) (Cafler)
- 3.10pm: Key Speaker: Dr Russell Snell, Professor (Main Hall) Is Alzheimer’s a pre-programmed inevitability?