This year, there are numerous public engagement events linked to these meetings that will help to take the subject matter of the conference outside the walls of the convention centre and into the community.
Dr Lorraine Work, Conference Ambassador for BRAIN & PET BRAIN 2022, from the University of Glasgow is leading a group of local Neuroscientists to run a ‘Build-a-Brain’ outreach project with primary schools in Glasgow. Sessions will be interactive and fun; encouraging children to learn, create and ask questions to a neuroscientist in their classroom.
Following these workshops, a ‘Brain Health Day’ will be brought to life through the unveiling of a giant inflatable brain within Glasgow’s Central Station on Saturday 28 May. Similar satellite events will take place on the day at other city centre locations, where various interactive resources will be available, managed by scientists attending the conference. The public will be encouraged to move between these venues using a specially designed ‘brain map’.
Additionally, Brain Health Scotland, working with Alzheimer Scotland, want to empower Glaswegians to stay healthy and reduce the risk of diseases that can lead to dementia.