Dr Áine Kelly on the Public Programme for BNA2019

Dr Áine Kelly on the Public Programme for BNA2019

The British Neuroscience Association (BNA) will hold its biennial Festival of Neuroscience outside the UK for the first time in April 2019 when the event will be held in Dublin in collaboration with Neuroscience Ireland. In addition to the excellent scientific programme (which can be viewed here), we have an exciting series of events targeted at the public, patients, patient organisations and anyone with an interest in the brain.

All events are free and open to all so please encourage your family, friends and colleagues to come along!

Primary coordinator of the Public Programme for BNA2019, Dr Áine Kelly from Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience, has this to say about the programme:

“The public outreach programme of the Festival of Neuroscience provides wonderful opportunities for the general public to hear about brain health and brain research directly from world-leading neuroscience researchers. Many events focus on neurological conditions and are designed to encourage interaction between patients, carers, clinicians and researchers. These include events  on Huntington’s disease, delirium, depression, teenage mental health and epilepsy. There is a strong arts focus to the programme, which includes films screenings, music and dance performances, a neuroscience-themed art installation and an interactive event on ageing and the arts. The programme caters for all tastes and interests and most events have a social element, with time dedicated to discussion and interaction. There really is something for everyone, so come along, learn, enjoy!”

So many individuals, organisations and funders have worked together under Áine’s stewardship to make this programme such a success, and we are grateful to each and every one of their for their enthusiastic contribution!

Thank you to everyone!

Click on our word-brain to see the organisations and people who have contributed to making the BNA2019 Public Programme such a great success:

Thanks to these organisations for their organisational and/or funding support:

Neuroscience Ireland
British Neuroscience Association
Science Foundation Ireland
Irish Research Council
Dementia & Neurodegeneration Network Ireland
Huntington’s Disease Association of Ireland
Neurological Alliance of Ireland
Galway Neuroscience Centre
CÚRAM
International Neuroethics Society
British Association for Psychopharmacology
EUPATI
The Physiological Society
Trinity College Dublin
Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience
Mercer’s Institute for Succesful Ageing
National College of Art & Design
St James’s Hospital
Creative Life
Global Health Brain Institute
Age & Opportunity
ArtBeatMusic
Recall Initiative
Aware
Cure Parkinson’s Trust
Parkinson’s Movement
Cerenovus
Convention Centre Dublin
Science Gallery

Thanks to these people for their organisation and/or participation:

Áine Kelly
Eilís Dowd
Richard Roche
Mags Rogers
Carol Rogan
Patricia Towey
Lousie Tratt
Anne Cooke
Derek Costello
Michelle Roche
Karen Doyle
John Cryan
Sabina Brennan
Orla Hardiman
George Kernohan
Cora O’Neill
Charlotte Callaghan
Elaine Snell
Tom Scott
Joan Jordan
Joanna Hopkins
Shaun O’Keeffe
Loretta Hughes
Colm Cunningham
Declan McLoughlin
Andrew Harkin
Veronica O’Keane
Brian Lawlor
Francesca Farina
Román Romero Ortuno
Philip Napier
Veronica Lambert
Tara Byrne
Jane Bentley
Whelan Lab
Oonagh Kearney
G. Bernhard Landwehrmeyer
Paramela Santosh
Mitul Mehta
Gabriela Pavarini
Simon Stott
Jon Stamford

Love Your Brain Campaign

Love Your Brain Campaign

National Brain Awareness Week runs from March 11th to 17th. NSI are delighted to be part of the Love Your Brain campaign which aims to promote greater awareness and understanding of the brain and brain conditions as well as the need for investment in services, research and prevention.

Check out the dedicated website  www.loveyourbrain.ie which includes videos and information as well as a calendar of events happening around the country. You can also follow the campaign on social media #loveyourbrain2019 #brainawarenessweek2019

NSI Brain Awareness Week event

NSI Brain Awareness Week event

Massive congratulations to Richard Roche, Áine Kelly and Svetlana Rudenko on their successful application to FENS and the Dana Foundation for the Neuroscience Ireland Brain Awareness Week event “Painting Music: sound as vision via synaesthesia“. The complete list of successful applications under this scheme can be found here.

In this event, the remarkable nature of how sensory information is processed in the brain will be conveyed through music and art, through live simultaneous performance of a synaesthete musician, Svetlana Rudenko,  and a synaesthete artist, Timothy Layden.

Date:         Thursday 14th March 2019
Time:        4 pm
Location: Regent House, TCD.

Book tickets here.

NSI welcomes new Communications Officer!

NSI welcomes new Communications Officer!

Neuroscience Ireland is delighted to welcome and introduce its new Communications Officer Dr Michelle Roche from NUI Galway. Michelle has been a member of Neuroscience Ireland since it was established and joined the Council in 2015. Good luck in your new role Michelle – we’re delighted to have you on board!