Nerves, Neuropathies and Resilience: An Evening of Inspiration
Neuroscience and Mental Health Institute Public Lecture
November 24, 2022 from 6pm - 8pm
The Neuroscience and Mental Health Institute hosts several public lectures each year featuring a variety of neuroscience and/or mental health related topics.
‘Nerves’ are the essential connections between the brain and the body. They allow you to feel and to move. What is not appreciated is how often nerves are damaged by injuries, disease or inflammation. Neuropathies, or disorders of nerves, are disabling problems you may not have heard about. For example, Guillain-Barré (Ghee-YAN Bah-RAY) Syndrome (GBS), a severe nerve inflammation, can cause complete and prolonged paralysis. GBS can also complicate COVID-19 infections. New research and understanding of nerves may change how neuropathies are understood and how nerves may be encouraged to regenerate.
Join the Neuroscience and Mental Health Institute and hear from an inspiring doctor who went from being a quadriplegic to walking without aids and a brave mom who fought back against postpartum GBS. And – meet the University of Alberta researchers and physicians working on new advances like electrical stimulation and new molecular treatments to promote nerve regeneration, nerve regrowth and recovery.