Medicine and Health

TEDxUCC (now booked out)

Theme: Shaping our future

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT IS NOW BOOKED OUT

Our Speakers "The next giant leap for mankind" Steve Menaa, a French man (originally from Tunisia) who lives in Ireland (Cork). The 45-year-old IT engineer has made a short- list of 1,000 from an original group of more than 200,000 people from 150 countries, who applied to be part of the Mars mission, due to take place by 2025. He is among three Irish people left in the process. As far back as Steve can remember, going to space and exploring other planets has been his biggest dream. “Too old to work or too young to retire?” Eve Casey and Cathy Hynes are first year students in Kinsale Community School. Their project “A Study using Statistical Methods of People's Attitudes to the Ageing Workforce of the Future" was the overall group project winner at the 2014 BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition. Despite their young ages, the girls have big plans for the future: Eve, aged 13, would like to be a forensic scientist and Cathy, aged 12 would like to be a futurologist. “If we could listen to the brains of newborn babies?" William Hutch is a medical student at University College Cork, Ireland. Will who has a PhD in neuroscience is involved with the Neonatal Brain Research Group (NBRG) at the INFANT centre, Cork University Maternity Hospital. In his TEDxUCC talk, he reveals for the first time the undiscovered phenomenon of how we can now look at and listen to the brain of a preterm infant using EEG. This may allow doctors to detect the early warning signs of any neurological change in such preterm infants. In a sense, the preterm infant is actually telling us when they are not feeling well.



Category: Conferences: Medicine and Health
Date:
Time: 12.00
Location: Brookfield Health Sciences Complex, UCC
Target Audience: BOOKED OUT
Admission Price: € Free (BOOKED OUT)
Contact: Pat Henn
021 4901740
http://www.ted.com/tedx/events/9816

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