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New partnership: Teaming up with the British Neuroscience Association for their Festival of Neuroscience in 2021

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The UK DRI is delighted to announce that we are partnering with the British Neuroscience Association (BNA) for their Festival of Neuroscience in 2021.

11-14 April 2021 will see the BNA hosting its fifth Festival of Neuroscience, this time in Brighton. As a partner, UK DRI will have the fantastic opportunity to be working alongside the BNA to shape and steer the whole event, as well as designing our own scientific and public programme streams in the Festival.  

Taking place at the Brighton Centre, right on Brighton’s beautiful seafront, BNA2021 will be the largest neuroscience event of its kind across Europe in 2021. Drawing together leading neuroscientists across disciplines and countries to celebrate and share the latest thinking in neuroscience today.

 Prof Bart De Strooper, UK DRI Director, said, 

“The BNA’s Festival of Neuroscience brings together fantastic science and workshops with a vibrant public programme. We are delighted to be partnering with BNA for this special event – it is especially fitting in 2021 with their themed year of ‘ageing’. Dementia is complex and we need to bring together thinking from all angles and specialisms to conquer it, so we look forward to meeting everyone and sharing life-changing ideas next spring.” 

We’re very much looking forward to working closely with UK DRI to make BNA2021 the best Festival yet! Dr Anne Cooke, BNA Chief Executive

Commenting on the partnership, BNA Chief Executive, Dr Anne Cooke, said, 

“UK DRI is a revolutionary research organisation, experts at galvanising global expertise to make a real difference to the understanding and treatment of dementia in the UK. This makes them a perfect partner match for BNA2021 as we bring people together from across the world to connect, share and celebrate the latest research in neuroscience."

The BNA Festival of Neuroscience aims to celebrate and share all the latest research and developments in fundamental, applied, translational and clinical neuroscience, ensuring the full range of neuroscience interests are represented.

The first Festival (BNA2013, London) set the template for a completely novel forum, where other organisations with an interest in brain research were invited to join the BNA to create a cross-disciplinary and celebratory neuroscience event, bringing together fundamental research with clinical expertise and public engagement as well. 

We look forward to sharing more details on the partnership and how to be involved throughout the year of planning ahead.


Article published: 14 January 2020

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