Top neuroscience conference brings best brains to Brisbane


Monday, 03 December, 2018


Top neuroscience conference brings best brains to Brisbane

Researchers and doctors from around the world are in Brisbane for the 38th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australasian Neuroscience Society being held at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre from 3–6 December 2018.

The Asia–Pacific region’s biggest neuroscience conference will feature talks and discussions on brain diseases, psychiatric illnesses and neurological traumas that affect one in three Australians. Delegates will present their latest insights into childhood and elderly brain disorders, brain trauma and addiction, as well as brain and sensory function.

Topics to be discussed include: How does lap-band surgery help people lose weight?; Improving recovery after stroke — new acute stroke treatments; Using light to prevent Parkinson’s disease; New generation anti-epileptic drug development; Goldilocks on a treadmill: Finding the exercise sweet-spot to prevent dementia; Magnetising the brain to grow the neural garden; Preventing deafness after chemotherapy.

Australasian Neuroscience Society President Professor Linda Richards said, “I am looking forward to welcoming eminent scientists from all over the world, working across diverse neuroscience fields including the basis of consciousness, and of course the biggest neurological challenges we face like drug and alcohol addiction, Alzheimer’s disease, motor neuron disease, stroke, autism and schizophrenia.”

More than 800 Australian and international neuroscientists are available for interview. The full program and abstracts are available at https://www.ans.org.au/ans-2018-conference.

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