Looking after your brain – new approaches to an age-old problem.
How the brain works remains one of the great unknowns of modern medicine. This is even more of an issue when it comes to how the brain attempts to survive and recover from acute (stroke and trauma) and chronic (neurodegeneration) injury.
This lecture will examine some of the revolutionary new approaches being developed for brain protection in both the young and the old, and how we as individuals can incorporate some of these measures into our everyday lives.
About the Speaker
Professor Robert Vink is the NRF Chair of Neurosurgical Research and Head, School of Medical Sciences. He is one of Australia’s leading researchers in brain injury and has a particular interest in developing and commercializing novel pharmacological approaches to brain protection.