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 there is an exciting series of free events targeted at the public, patients, patient organisations and anyone with an interest in the brain.
Primary coordinator of the Public Programme, Dr Áine Kelly from Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience, tells us that; “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 film 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. As Dr Kelly says, “There really is something for everyone, so come along, learn, enjoy!”
April 14th-17th. You can read more about the public programme details here.