6.3.2018 Keynote Conference focuses on meeting the challenge of brain conditions

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A Keynote Conference will take place in Dublin today to mark National Brain Awareness Week. "Research & Healthcare Responses to the Challenge of Brain Conditions" is organised by the Neurological Alliance of Ireland and the Irish Brain Council and features a distinguished lineup of speakers recognised internationally for their expertise in understanding and treating brain conditions.

Professor David Henshall (FutureNeuro), Professor Cora O Neill (Cork Neuroscience Group) and Professor Ian Robertson (Global Brain Health Institute) will highlight how Ireland continues to have a Europe and world wide impact in terms of its contribution to brain research.

The mid morning session will focus on healthcare responses to brain conditions, with NAI joining Professor Tim Lynch, Clinical Lead, National Neurology programme in presenting preliminary findings from the first patient experience survey of neurology services. The European Brain Council will round off the half day event by highlight the economic case for investing in services and treatment for brain conditions.

Speaking at the event, the Chair of NAI Shona Logan King outlined the important role of the NAI in working jointly with the Irish Brain Council to organise today's conference "The Neurological Alliance of Ireland continues to raise the profile of neurological conditions in Ireland at every level, from promoting awareness, to advocacy and campaigning and raising awareness of the need to invest research and new treatment approaches. It is vital that our voice as patient organisations through the NAI continues to be heard and our message strengthened in order to ensure that as a country, we meet the needs of people with brain conditions now and into the future" .

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