7-3-2011 | National Brain Awareness Week

06 March 2011
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This week is National Brain Awareness Week (March 7th to 13th). The annual event is organised by the Neurological Alliance of Ireland (NAI), the umbrella group for over 30 neurological charities, including Brainwave.

This year during Brain Awareness Week, the NAI is highlighting that Ireland is 'running out of time' to tackle the mounting crisis in our neurological care services and asks people across the country to support THINKING AHEAD, its national campaign for neurological care.

Services for people with neurological conditions in Ireland lag far behind the rest of Europe. The number of people in Ireland developing neurological conditions set to increase dramatically from 700,000 at present to over 860,000 by 2021 as our population ages.


The new www.thinkingahead.ie enables people all over the country to contact their newly elected TDs to highlight these issues.

Events include:

  • Monday March 7th: Launch of a drop in centre for people with neurological conditions by the Dublin Neurological Institute
  • Tuesday March 8th: A national conference on neurological care organised by the Neurological Alliance of Ireland featuring leading specialists in neurological care in Ireland. The NAI will launch an Action Plan for Neurological Care at its keynote conference on Tuesday March 8th 2011.
  • Thursday March 10th: 1st Neuroscience Symposium organised by the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI Dublin)
  • Friday March 11th: A national exhibition on Memory in the Science Gallery Dublin with presentations and demonstrations open to the public

Brainwave key event:

Brainwave in association with the Royal Society of Medicine (Ireland Region) are organising a one day conference this Brain Awareness Week for health professionals focusing on paediatric epilepsy.

Dozens of other events are organised throughout the country to highlight the impact of living with a neurological condition. For a full listing download the brochure below.

For local Brainwave events, see our Regional News section.

For further information on the campaign, visit www.thinkingahead.ie

Attached Documents

PDF icon Calendar of Events (BAW_calendar_of_events.pdf | 2.00 MB)
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