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Better Brain Health for Our Region and the Global Tropics

10th March 2021

By 2050 half of the world’s population will live in the Tropics. In the global Tropics the burden caused by the lack of brain health has almost doubled in the last 30 years. Tropical infectious agents, bacteria, viruses and parasites, as well as the consequences of half of the world’s population in flux, such as poverty, famine, inequality, discrimination, displacement, war traumas, all have a direct impact on brain health throughout the entire human lifespan. Lack of brain health likely costs over US$10 trillion for the global Tropics.

What can we do about this? Better understanding of the science of brain health and disease will lead us to more effective prevention and treatment. This public lecture will focus on the unique brain health challenges of our region in Tropical Northern Australia as well as in the Tropics worldwide.

You are invited to a public lecture by JCU Professor Zoltan Sarnyai, M.D., Ph.D.

The talk will give an introduction to what is happening in the brain when exposed to toxic stress, excessive psychological trauma and infections prevalent in the Tropics and will present ways forward to achieve better brain health for everyone.

Wednesday March 17,
6pm – 7pm, includes Q&A

The Science Place,
JCU Bebegu Yumba (Townsville),
Building 142, Room 111 Campus Map

register hereTo attend in person.

register hereTo attend remotely via zoom.

Read more about Professor Zoltán Sarnyai here.

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