The Brussels Times
Interactive Online Debate
29 April 2021 @ 16h00-17h00 CET

Brain health, the next challenge of the 21st century

Organised by The Brussels Times with the support of EBRAINS


Registration for this event is free, in order to join the webinar simply sign up below to receive the passcode.

Brain disorders are increasingly recognised as major causes of disability and death worldwide.

In Europe, as many as 179 million are affected by brain disorders, at the economic cost of over 800 billion EUR per year. 

And as populations are growing and ageing, innovation is required to develop effective prevention and treatment solutions.

Furthermore, the massive impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on mental health has made it even more urgent to act in the brain health domain.

Despite largescale research programs aimed at improving early diagnosis and treatments, science has made little progress in recent years, and no breakthrough has emerged to find a decisive cure for patients with brain disorders.

So how can research be done differently to address what is sometimes referred to as the “greatest health challenge of the 21st century”, and to help transform the lives of people living with brain disorders and of their families?

Tune in to our webinar on 29 April to find out, and be a part of this important discussion. Hear from key experts and decision makers sharing their insights, and also participate directly in the conversation and share your ideas live with the speakers.

Registration for this event is free, in order to join the webinar simply sign up below to receive the passcode.

Date

29 April 2021

Time

16h00 – 17h00 CET (Brussels Time)

Our high-level panel will include

Gitte Knudsen

Chair, Professor, MD, DMSc at Copenhagen University Hospital

Pawel Swieboda

CEO EBRAINS AISBL and Director General, Human Brain Project

Pieter Roelfsema

Director of the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience

Deirdre Clune

Member of the European Parliament (European People’s Party)

Moderators

Dan Sobovitz

Founder of spreadable.io