The University of Auckland is excited to announce its return to Hamilton for the 2023 alumni networking event on June 21st. Our keynote speaker is Professor Helen Murray, a research fellow at the Centre for Brain Research at the University of Auckland and captain of the New Zealand women’s ice hockey team. She speaks on the topic of athletes and dementia – could there be a link?
What is happening inside the brains of our top contact sport athletes? Many are experiencing early-onset dementia and a progressive brain disease called chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) that is associated with repetitive head injuries.
In this talk Professor Helen Murray will explore what we know about the brains of contact sport athletes and how this knowledge will help us unravel the mysteries of progressive brain disease.
Dress Code: smart casual
canapes and drinks will be served.
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