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  • 23/03/2019 - 10:00 to 15:00
    University of Auckland Grafton Campus, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, 85 Park Road
    Presenter

    10.30 am - "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.

     

    12.00 pm - "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. 

     

    1.30-2.30 pm - "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.

  • 16/03/2019 - 10:00 to 15:00
    Otago Museum-Hutton Theatre, 416 Great King St, North Dunedin, Dunedin
    Presenter

    An all-day event in collaboration with the Brain Health Research Centre and the University of Otago featuring local community groups, children’s activities, and academic speakers. Speakers include Professor John Reynolds, Professor Lynette Sadleir, Dr Max Berry, and Associate Professor Stephanie Hughes.

     

  • 13/03/2019 - 18:00 to 19:30
    Waikato Museum Te Whare Taonga o Waikato, 1 Grantham St, Hamilton
    Presenter

    Associate Professor Cathy Stinear of the University of Auckland will be speaking about her latest research into stroke recovery.

  • 12/03/2019 - 18:00 to 19:30
    Hotel Grand Mercure Nelson Monaco, 6 Point Rd, Monaco, Nelson
    Presenter

    Dr Andrew Munkacsi will be speaking about his latest research into the contribution of rare neurodegenerative diseases to understanding common neurodegenerative diseases.

  • 12/03/2019 - 18:00 to 19:30
    Tauranga Art Gallery, 108 Willow St, Tauranga
    Presenter

    Panel presentation with the Gillespie Postgraduate Scholarship recipients. Speakers include Dr Susan Mahon, Ms. Akshata Anchan, Ms. Ruth Monk, and Ms. Phoebe Ross

     

  • 11/03/2019 - 10:00 to 11:30
    Queenstown Event Centre, 33 Joe O'connell Dr, Frankton, Queenstown
    Presenter

    Dr Liana Machado will speak about the potential for accessible activities, such as engaging in physical activity or volunteering in your community, to improve cognitive performance.

  • 08/03/2019 - 12:00 to 13:30
    The Otago Pioneer Women's Memorial Building, 362 Moray Place, Dunedin
    Presenter

    Panel discussion led by Dr Louice C Parr-Brownlie with Dr Ailsa McGregor, Associate Professor Ping Liu, and Associate Professor Christine Jasoni as part of the panel. 

  • 07/03/2019 - 18:00 to 19:30
    GridAKL/ John Lysaght, 101 Pakenham Street West, Auckland
    Presenter

    Panel discussion will be led by Associate Professor Johanna Montgomery with Dr Susan Mahon, Ms. Akshata Anchan, Ms. Phoebe Ross and Associate Professor Karen Waldie as the panel. 

  • 06/03/2019 - 17:30 to 19:00
    The Civic Theatre, 88 Tay Street, Invercargill
    Presenter

    Panel discussion led by Dr Louise Bicknell with participants Ms. Aimee Chu, Dr Shakila Rizwan and Ms. Sophie Mathieson.

  • 29/11/2018 - 17:00 to 19:30
    King's High School, 270 Bay View Road, Dunedin
    Presenter

    Neurological Foundation members and supporters are cordially invited to attend our Annual General Meeting and a look over the past, present and future of Parkinson's Disease with the help of some of this field's leading clinicians and researchers  on 29 November from 5pm.

    Dr Barry Snow, a clinician, Professor Tim Anderson, a clinician and Professor John Reynolds, a researcher, will individually discuss the history of Parkinson's Disease, their roles in helping to bring treatments and therapies to light and what the future may bring for the people affected.

    After this lecture our Board Chair, Dr Barry Snow, and Chief Executive, Rich Easton, will discuss the Foundation’s achievements over the past year, highlight our intentions for the coming year under our new strategy.

    Neurological Foundation members and supporters are invited to join us for this enlightening presentation.

    Click here for the minutes of the 2017 AGM

     

    Please note that only members are eligible to vote at the AGM.

     

    Venue details

    5 – 7.30pm

    Kings High School, 270 Bay View Rd, South Dunedin

    Register to attend at https://agmevent.eventbrite.co.nz or 0508 BRAINS (0508 272 467)

     

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