Brain Gain: How world-leading UK neuroscience research can meet tomorrow’s societal challenges

BNA Event - 12th Oct 2021

Time: 5.30-7.00pm (BST)
Online Event
Exclusive to BNA members

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Palace of Westminster
The BNA is holding this online event with the Parliamentary & Scientific Committee to raise the profile of neuroscience, and highlight to potential decision-makers its importance in helping tackle the UK’s big health challenges.

There’s no doubt the brain is one of the most important organs in the body. So, it’s no surprise that imbalances in the brain can lead to a multitude of issues ranging from mental health disorders to neurodegeneration. These carry huge emotional, social, and economic impacts for society so developing treatments for these disorders is essential.

It is vital we invest in neuroscience research that will encompass “bench-to-bedside” approaches – conducting fundamental laboratory experiments to advancing these into clinical practices to help treat patients.

Utilising the latest technological advances, neuroscience research is at the forefront of exploring the unknown. By putting a spotlight on neuroscience, our research questions today could be realities tomorrow.

We have an excellent panel of speakers:

  • ‘Why neuroscience matters’ – Professor Tara Spires-Jones, Centre for Discovery Brain Sciences, University of Edinburgh, and BNA President-Elect  

  • How cutting-edge neuroscience is changing lives today’ – Matt Eagles, Positivity Activist with lived experience of Parkinson’s Disease and winner of the BNA's Public Engagement of Neuroscience Award 2020 (in conversation with the BNA’s Chief Executive Dr Anne Cooke) 

  • How Neural Interfaces are beginning to impact human health’ – Professor Timothy Constandinou, Professor of Bioelectronics, Imperial College London and Deputy Director, Centre for Bio-inspired Technology 

  • ‘Meeting the societal health challenges of the next decade’ – Professor Masud Husain, Nuffield Dept Clinical Neuroscience, University of Oxford 

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