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X anniversary of Brain Week at Ciudad Real Medical School

Universidad Castilla la Mancha

Event Date + Time:
March 16, 2020 @ 1:15 pm - March 20, 2020 @ 2:30 pm

Event Location:
Camino de Moledores s/n 13071, Ciudad Real, Spain

Venue Name:
Medical School Ciudad Real Universidad Castilla la Mancha Directions

About This Event

Event Description:

The Faculty of Medicine of Ciudad Real (University of Castilla-La Mancha) celebrates its tenth anniversary of “Brain Week” from March 16 to 20, 2020. Almost at the same time as the creation of the Faculty, this proposal arose with the aim of showing the public the research carried out on the brain in an informative way, with talks given by scientists from the campus itself and from other highly prestigious universities/research centres. Focused in the first instance on High
schools, this idea has been growing and accommodating a very diverse public thanks to the numerous activities that have been included in the program. It is a very special celebration, which is why an infographic has been included, which includes some of the most outstanding
data, as shown below.
In this tenth celebration, different, innovative and creative activities will be organized in the Faculty, in the “Antiguo Casino of Ciudad Real” and in the “Hospital of Ciudad Real”. These activities are focused on the education and stimulation of the knowledge of the brain for people of all ages. Therefore, the scope of the activities includes schools, secondary education institutes, undergraduate and doctorate students and the general public.

Alternate Description:

10:00-11:00h Poster presentation of the Introduction to Research Program.
13:15h Opening and welcome.
13:30h Awarding of prizes for drawing and popular science articles.
13:40h Opening conference: “Birth of new neurons in the human brain throughout life.
Importance for neurodegenerative diseases” Dr María Llorens-Martín. Severo Ochoa Centre for Molecular Biology.
Antiguo Casino:
18:00-20:00h Workshop “The 5 senses”. This activity is proposed as a series of workshop tables, for 6-12 years old children.
9:00 p.m. The Deicy Reillys classics “Ben’s Return” classics. Film and discussion on drug addiction with film critic José Luis Vázquez and researcher Alberto Castillo.
9:15-11:30h // 11:30h-13:45 Primary school students visit (Guided visit to exhibitions, workshops and posters).
Antiguo Casino:
19:00h “Sensorial tasting: palatable food”. With the specialist X and the researcher Daniel Saiz.
Reception and informative talks:
“The Ins and Outs of Memory.” Guillermo Iborra Lazaro. Pre-doctoral student.
“How does technology affect our brain?” Sonia Muñoz López. Pre-doctoral student.
Guided visit to exhibitions, workshops and posters
16:00h Scientific meetings “MediCine” with the projection of the film “The last concert” related to Parkinson’s disease. With the film critic José Luis Vázquez and the researcher Alicia Flores.
Activities at the Faculty of Medicine in Ciudad Real:
13:30h Plenary lecture: “The Human Brain Proteome Project” Enrique Santamaría, NAVARABIOMED-UPNA.
14:30h Award ceremony and closure by the Authorities.

Type(s) of Event:

Conference/Forum, Exhibit, Lab Tour, Other, School Program, Workshop

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Organizer's Details

Organizing Institution(s):

Universidad Castilla la Mancha

Sponsoring Institution(s):
FENS; SENC; Universidad Castilla la Mancha; SEBC; Ayuntamiento de Ciudad Real; Casa de la Ciencia de Ciudad Real;
Contact Information:

Name: Alicia Flores Cuadrado

Phone: +34 926 29 53 00



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