Symposium to Focus on Advances in Brain Plasticity
Joint Venture Between UT Dallas and UC Berkeley Will Gather Brain Experts
Feb. 16, 2012
The symposium will be held at the Center for BrainHealth at The University of Texas at Dallas on April 12 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will focus on the latest research breakthroughs in brain plasticity.
“This year we have assembled a premier team of neuroscientific experts to share the most recent findings on maintaining a healthy brain,” said Dr. John Hart, medical science director of the Center for BrainHealth. “These acclaimed experts are dedicated to discovering ways to build resilience, regain cognitive function and retrain the brain to maximize the potential of brain plasticity.”
The symposium, held alternately at the Center for BrainHealth and the Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute, also bestows the Charles Branch BrainHealth Award. The Award acknowledges a premier cognitive neuroscientist and is named after Charles Branch, M.D., a leading research scholar, neurosurgeon, and humanitarian who trained with legendary neurosurgeons Drs. Wilder Penfield and Theodore Rasmussen. A special archival Branch-Penfield collection tracing the history between the brilliant pair is on permanent display at the Center for BrainHealth in Dallas.
The 2012 recipient of the Charles Branch BrainHealth Award and the symposium’s keynote speaker is Dr. Donald Stuss, president and scientific director of the Ontario Brain Institute.
Registration is complimentary, but required to reserve your seat.
Media Contact: Shelly Kirkland, UT Dallas Center for BrainHealth, (214) 905-3007, [email protected]
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