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Curs "Brain Health for life"
Por Institut de Neurociències de la Universitat de Barcelona

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The virtual short course “Brain Health for Life” (Dec 15 and 16, 2020) will analyze and discuss the latest insights on promoting brain health from a multidisciplinary approach, covering everything from nutrition, exercise and sleep to the impact of psychological factors and brain resilience. 


Here, we aim to promote a global ecosystem that engages multiple relevant stakeholders, brings together and adds value to existing efforts, disseminates knowledge, educates and empowers the public, and grows the leaders of tomorrow by analyzing modifiable lifestyles as nutrition, sleep, exercise, social or psychological factors, among others, and promoting brain resilience and reserve.


In addition to the lectures, we will settle an innovation track with a pitch session and matchmaking opportunities with KOLs and venture capitals.


The event is geared towards:

Undergraduate/graduate students, health professionals, project holders and entrepreneurs seeking a deeper understanding of brain resilience and its mechanisms.

Associations of people with disabilities and anyone interested in brain health in general.


December 15

9:00 am Opening ceremony

9:15 am Modifiable lifestyles: Nutrition, Exercise and Cognitive

10:15 am Debate

10:45 am Modifiable lifestyles: Sleep, Social Relations, Psychological Factors and Living Space

12:30 pm Impact of Covid-19 on Mental Health

2:00 pm Innovation track: 

  –  Pitch session: Therapeutics, Tools and Technologies against Brain Disease

  –  B2B meetings with international investors


December 16

9:15 am Promoting Brain Resilience & Reserve

10:30 am Debate

11:30 am Promoting Brain Resilience & Reserve (II)

12:30 pm Debate

5:30 pm Open session: 4th Barcelona Brain Health Initiative Volunteer Meeting

When? December 15-16, 2020

Where? Online (Covid allowing, there will be a limited number of tickets to attend in person)

How? Applications deadline: October 30, 2020.  Registration deadline: December 10, 2020.

How much? Free

Who? Undergraduate/graduate students, health professionals, project holders and entrepreneurs working on or interested in brain health

This course will be certified for CME credits by the Catalan Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education.


The “Brain Health for Life” short course is part of the ToHealth program, an EIT Health activity. The event is organized jointly by Biocat, ”la Caixa” Foundation and Guttmann Institute with collaboration from the Institute of Neurosciences of the Universitat de Barcelona,  Meditecnologia and Medicen Paris, under the framework of B·Debate.

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