Brain Awareness Month 2020: Arrowtown
Brain Awareness Month 2020: Arrowtown

Join us in Arrowtown to learn more about the wonders and marvels of the brain during Brain Awareness Month, featuring guest speakers Professor Tim Anderson & Dr Tracy Melzer.

Mix & Mingle: 5.30 – 6.30pm 
Seating begins: 6.00pm 
Presentation starts: 6.30pm 

Arrowtown Athenaeum Hall, 33 Buckingham Street, Arrowtown
Brain Awareness Month 2020: Arrowtown
17:30 PM
Monday, 09 March 2020
Register now
Brain Awareness Month 2020: Arrowtown
Brain Awareness Month 2020: ArrowtownArrowtown Athenaeum Hall, 33 Buckingham Street, Arrowtown Brain Awareness Month 2020: Arrowtown17:30 PM Monday, 09 March 2020 Register now
Brain Awareness Month 2020: Arrowtown

Professor Tim Anderson, Clinical Director of the New Zealand Brain Research Institution (NZBRI) will discuss research developments within in Parkinson’s disease, one of the fastest growing neurological disorders worldwide. The New Zealand Brain Research Institute has estimated that 1% of New Zealanders over 60 years of age have Parkinson’s with some 10,000 people affected and this figure will double by 2040. 

Dr Tracy MelzerMRI (magnetic resonance imaging) Research Manager at the New Zealand Brain Research Institution will discuss his exciting research including the role he has in the longitudinal Parkinson’s disease study and what the future holds for this study and for neuroimaging. 

 

About the speakers

Professor Tim Anderson is a Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Medicine, at the University of Otago, Christchurch, and the MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) Research Manager at the New Zealand Brain Research Institute (NZBRI). He works within the Parkinson’s disease research group that has recruited one of the world’s largest single-centre cohorts of well-characterised Parkinson’s disease (PD) patients with MRI data. This cohort is unique and is the result of years of effort from many members of the NZBRI and a large group of volunteers, both with and without Parkinson’s disease. 

Dr Tracy Melzer is a Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Medicine, at the University of Otago, Christchurch, and the MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) Research Manager at the New Zealand Brain Research Institute (NZBRI). He works within the Parkinson’s disease research group that has recruited one of the world’s largest single-centre cohorts of well-characterised Parkinson’s disease (PD) patients with MRI data. This cohort is unique and is the result of years of effort from many members of the NZBRI and a large group of volunteers, both with and without Parkinson’s disease. 

 

Registration is required to attend. Reserve your free ticket today! 

Parking is available onsite, but it is on a first come, first serve basis. 

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