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Dr Barry Boland organises Brain Awareness Meeting. All Welcome

11 Mar 2016

Organised by Dr Barry Boland, Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics UCC and part of International Brain Awareness Week you are invited to attend this free public meeting, to learn more about the impact of brain health in our daily lives.

Speakers include a range of professionals involved in research, mental health services and charities, who together support patients and families affected by mental illness, brain tumours, brain injury and dementia. 


Brain Awareness Meeting

Monday March 14th.

Room G06, Brookfield Health Science Complex,

University College Cork   


Meeting Programme


10.00 - 10.20   Welcome and Introduction. Dr. Barry Boland, Dept. of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, UCC

10.20 - 10.40   De-Stigmatising Mental Illness. Gabhain O' Donovan, 'See Change’ and ‘Please Talk’ & Katie Quinlan, Student Union Welfare Officer, UCC

10.40 - 11.00   Cognitive and Emotional Consequences of Head Injury.  Dr. Siobhán Shine, Clinical Psychologist, HSE, Cork

11.00 - 11.30   Staying Strong - Biomarkers for Stress Resilience.  Dr. Anand  Gururajan, Dept. of Anatomy and Neuroscience, UCC


11.30 - 11.50   Tea/Coffee Break 


11.50 - 12.10   Support Provided by Charities. Natasha Smith, Chairperson, Brain Tumour Ireland. Representative from The Alzheimer's Society of Ireland 

12.10 - 12.30   Say 'Hello' to Brain Health. Prof. Sabina Brennan, Co-Director of the NEIL Dementia Research Programme, Trinity College Dublin

12.30 - 12.50   Dementia: Care and Treatments. Prof. William Molloy, St. Finbarr's Hospital and UCC, Cork

12.50 - 13.00   Supporting Brain Research in Ireland.  Dr. Richard Roche, Dept. of Psychology, NUI Maynooth and Irish Brain Council

13.00 - 13.15   Summary and Discussion      


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