Stroke is a major cause of serious adult disability in New Zealand and 75 percent of stroke victims are over 65. In this talk presented by The Neurological Foundation and U3A, Dr Andrew Clarkson will discuss the wonders of neuroprotection, regeneration and repair mechanisms to improve recovery of function following a stroke and the hope for patients on the horizon.
Lecture 10-11am followed by Q&A. Morning tea will be served before the Q&A. No bookings required to attend this lecture but please arrive early to secure a seat.
Dr Clarkson was awarded the Neurological Foundation Philip Wrightson Postdoctoral Fellowship in 2006. This work took him offshore for a few years to UCLA before a Neurological Foundation Repatriation Fellowship returned him home to a senior research role at University of Otago in 2010. Dr Clarkson’s background is pharmacology and he moved into stroke recovery research following his PhD.
For further info go to www.brainweek.co.nz or phone 0508 BRAINS (0508 272 467).