Come along to Brain Day Auckland: The Amazing Brain: research, community and care. Enjoy an interactive day of lab demonstrations, discussions on dementia, traumatic brain Injury and the future of brains and machines, children’s activities, community group expo and lots more.
- 9:30am: Epilepsy New Zealand
- 9.15am: MS Auckland
- 10-10.55am: Science panel – Living Well with dementia: research, community and care. Join this exciting panel discussion where we will discuss dementia from several different perspectives, including a researcher, clinician, family member/author and an organisation trying to make a difference. This exciting panel will discuss how you can live well with dementia, how the community can help achieve this, the current research and how this will affect the future of dementia as a whole.
- 11am: Stroke Foundation
- 11.15am: CBR Gavel Club
- 11.30: Dr Marie-Claire Smith
- 12-12.55pm: Science panel – Traumatic brain injury: research pathways to the future. Traumatic Brain Injury, TBI, can affected people from any age and any lifestyle. In this panel discussion, some of the leading researchers and clinicians will discuss the promising paths that research is leading to and how this could affect diagnosis, treatments and recovery.
- 1pm: Parkinson’s Auckland
- 1.15pm: MND New Zealand and New Zealand MND Registry
- 1.30pm: Dr Emma Scotter
- 1.45pm: Taylor Stevnson
- 2-2.55pm Science panel – Brain and machine: what does the future hold? In the movies, humans’ (brains) and machines are normally on opposite sides of the fight, but in the research world it’s a different story. What if machines provided a way of helping dementia patients remember to take their medications, or help someone with a movement disorder? We bring together the researchers and clinicians that are trying to make these extraordinary things happen. Hear about their research and what the future could hold.
- All day: Interactive science – Jump on the Smoothie Bike, look at real human brains in ‘brain world’, explore the brain-body connection and muscle memory, learn about sound measurement, ear models and lots more.
- KidsZone – Help build a giant brain, make a brain hat, photo booth, face painting, balloon modelling and more.
- Being Brainy – Brain Games: Test your reaction time and senses and explore optical illusions.
Venue: Sir Owen G Glenn Building, University of Auckland Business School, Grafton Road, Auckland