The European Neuro Convention Supports Brain Awareness Week

Brain Awareness Week was first observed in 1995 in an attempt to raise public awareness for the benefits of brain research. Having been witnessed for the past 22 years, the week remains a time of the year to highlight the leaps forward being made by modern neurologists. With the European Neuro Convention being the only trade show for brain and spine experts in Europe, the event holds this week very closely as it offers a parallel chance to showcase the amazing work being currently done in the industry.

The world currently still has so much to learn about the brain and the inner connectivity of our gray matter. The risks between brain size and vascular risks such as smoking and high blood pressure were recently revealed, providing further insight into the early cause of dementia. This falls neatly in line with International No Smoking Day, and shows a real combined push towards healthier brains for the wider population. With the European Neuro Convention running alongside the Dementia, Care & Nursing Home Expo this is a deeply interesting reveal that shows the links between neuro research and the nursing care and home care sector. The more we know about the disease of dementia the better care we can deliver to service users.

As Brain Awareness Week seeks to raise more public awareness into the benefits of research into the brain, it is fitting that this week has also seen another study released discussing the positives of brain stimulation as treatment for depression. Brain stimulation is a focus area of the European Neuro Convention, and will host CPD accredited seminars led by experts pushing the envelope within this research sector. Dr Martine Stoffels will be delving deep into the topic of transcranial magnetic stimulation treatment, and how it will benefit the patient outcome. This type of treatment is usually dedicated to people with memory problems or with neurodegenerative conditions, making it relevant for the neighboring events visitors as well. Similarly, Professor Michael Banissy from Goldsmiths University of London, will look into how brain stimulation can affect the social processing within our brains, and how this can offer new insights into mental health.

Deep brain stimulation is a research topic fervently being studied at the University College London. The study into how deep brain stimulation can help tackle symptoms of Parkinson’s disease and is one that is in full swing within the world renowned educational institution, offering a better patient outcomes for those living with the neurodegenerative disease. Representing one of the leading British universities, Dr Terry Gorst of the University of Plymouth will be presenting two seminars at the European Neuro Convention, both of which will look into other treatment aspects of Parkinson’s disease. This research and choice of treatments offers patients greater choice, and contributes to the push for improved patient outcomes, both for present and future patients.

There is a tremendous amount of amazing research being invested into the discovery of the secrets of the brain. The more we understand our brains then the more we can understand how to prevent neurodegenerative disease from setting in, and also understand how to treat these conditions when they develop.

The European Neuro Convention is the only trade show for brain and spine experts, and as such is a unique opportunity to learn about cutting edge research being conducted by pioneering professionals within the industry in fully CPD accredited seminars. The event proudly supports Brain Awareness Week, and all the positive work being done currently.