Brain Science... The Next Frontier
In the 1960s, President John F. Kennedy challenged Americans to land on the Moon. Today we face a scientific challenge of even greater magnitude: understanding the human brain.
Join experts from the University of Minnesota, Mayo Clinic, and Research Council of Norway as they team-up with former Congressman Patrick Kennedy to host a conference titled “Brain Sciences…The Next Frontier.” Held November 3-4 at TCF Bank Stadium, attendees are welcome to participate in the lectures and discussions to plan further steps in clinical neuroscience.
“The brain is a human’s most complicated organ, it is responsible for the emergence of art, literature, technology and more,” said Charles Schulz, M.D., head of the Department of Psychiatry. “But when it’s affected with disease, the complexity of the brain makes the problems of illness very difficult to solve.”
It takes a concerted team effort to advance neuroscience and to cure brain illnesses such as stroke, schizophrenia, Parkinson’s Disease, brain cancer, bipolar disorder, depression and Alzheimer’s Disease. And with the help of Ellen Ewald, Minnesota is taking part a new effort to accelerate treatments and cures for brain disorders through collaborations with neuroscience experts in Norway. Together, the team will utilize neuroscience tools, biobanks and clinical materials from both countries and pool resources to ultimately further advancements clinical neuroscience.
“The three entities are looking forward to collaboration with One Mind for Research, a newly formed organization for neuroscience research,” said Schulz.
For more information – and to register for the conference – visit the Brain Science…The Next Frontier website.