Throughout the month of March, we’re taking our researchers on the road to celebrate the research that you have helped fund. Brain Awareness Month is a chance for the Neurological Foundation to connect with its supporters throughout New Zealand and share with them the new and exciting breakthroughs that have been happening in the lab!
We hope you’ll celebrate Brain Awareness Month with us this year to commemorate the past 50 years of research, and to see where the next 50 will take us.
ABOUT THE EVENT
Professor Stinear’s area of expertise and research is dedicated to the personalisation of stroke rehabilitation. She utilises biomarkers which help her, and her team personalise each recovery journey of stroke patients within the Stroke Unit at the Auckland City Hospital.
Cathy was recently funded in our 2020A Grant Round for a new project which will validate what her team and her have been working on since 2017, the Time to Walking Independently after Stroke Tool (TWIST). Part of the recovery journey many stroke patients experience, is learning to walk independently again. A concern for patients and family members is the timeframe for this to occur. TWIST’s aim is to assist clinicians determine this timeframe.
This will be the focus of Cathy’s talk.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Professor Cathy Stinear is a leading neuroscientist who is the Foundation’s newly appointed Council Chair. She is the head of the Department of Medicine, a professor of clinical neuroscience at the University of Auckland, and her team is embedded in the Stroke Unit at Auckland City Hospital translating her research into clinical practice every day.
Cathy is also a senior member of the New Zealand science community and joined the Neurological Foundation Scientific Advisory Committee in 2008 and chaired this committee from 2015-2019. In this role she initiated the reform of the committee’s processes to bring them in line with contemporary standards, ensuring fair and transparent assessment of funding applications.
The event will be held in the Auditorium & Lobby by the North Entrance at the Auckland War Memorial Museum in the Domain in Auckland.
The doors for registration and seating will open at 6.00 pm. There will be a mix and mingle period after the event with the speaker where refreshments and nibbles will be served.
Additionally, there is parking onsite at the venue and throughout the Domain, as well as public transportation to the area.
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