Announcing our new online events series

Our online Discovery Sessions will allow you to learn the many wonders of the human brain that get discovered through research.

Our brain is the most complex organ in the human body, producing every thought, action, feeling, memory and experience of the world. There is so much happening in discovering how complex the brain truly is, and we want to show you, our supporters (current and new), how innovative the research you fund, truly is.

Discovery Sessions are a way for the Neurological Foundation to showcase the many wonders of the human brain that get discovered through research. These breakthroughs lead our funded scientists and clinicians on a pathway to discovery for potential treatments, therapies and general knowledge about the brain.

These sessions will be held online for everyone to join in. No matter where you are in the country, North Island or South Island, you are all invited to hear about the amazing wonders of the human brain! Our hope is that these events connect us to more of New Zealand and showcase the ground-breaking research our supporters have been able to fund, and what innovative research could be funded in the future.

There’s a lot we don’t know yet about the brain, but with your continued support our researchers are on the pathway to new discoveries every day.

Join us on our pathway to discovery and find out the exciting work being done on the human brain!

Behind-the-scenes of New Zealand’s only human brain bank
11 August @ 12.30pm
Professor Maurice Curtis

Growing brain cells and neurological disease in a dish
20 August 2020 @ 6.30pm
Dr Amy McCaughey-Chapman

Epilepsy, sex hormones and the female brain
25 August 2020 @ 10.15am
Dr Rachael Sumner

Dealing with stress: Is it all in the brain?
1 September @ 3.00pm
Dr Joon Kim

Typos in our DNA: Shaping genetic conditions
8 September 2020 @ 12.30pm
Dr Louise Bicknell

An unwelcome visitor: How cancer cells enter the brain
15 September 2020 @ 10.15am
Ms Akshata Anchan


Information you’ll need to know to watch one or all of the above events:

  • These events are held online only, they will be hosted on our website and you will be provided with a link when you register
  • Registration is required to watch these events, so please click “Register Here” on whichever of the events you’d like to attend
  • Questions are more than welcomed! To ask questions in our chat function on the day of the event please ensure you provide a name when logging into the event on the day of the event

If you have any questions or concerns, please let us know by emailed or calling the events team.

Phone: 0508 272 467 ext. 3

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