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Brown Bag Series: Repairing the Impaired Brain Machinery

January 20, 2021

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Mild cognitive impairment leads to chronic neurological disorders (eg dementia, Alzheimers)… learn how to repair the impaired brain!

About this Event

Since 1981, SCWIST has made great strides in promoting and empowering women in STEM. When you register, please consider adding a small donation to support our programs so all interested women and girls can see where a future in STEM can take them.

Brown Bag: Repairing the impaired brain machinery

The onset of mild cognitive impairment, a manifestation of an impaired brain machinery, can lead to dementia – which, if not controlled properly, can develop into chronic neurological disorders such as Alzheimer. The factors contributing significantly for degeneration of the on and off brain-switches are both genetic and environmental in nature, though, the latter can be overcome by adopting a healthy lifestyle.

This seminar will help in getting answers for: How, why and when it happens and how to control it ?

Fun Activities at the end.

Program:

12:00-12:10 Welcome

12:10-12:35 Presentation

12:35-12:55 Q&A

12:55-1:00 Closing

SPEAKER

Dr. Noeen Malik is a scientist active in oncology and neurodegenerative disease research. She completed her PhD in Nuclear Medicine at the University of Tübingen, Germany followed by research stints in Germany, the United States and Canada. Most recently, she worked as a postdoctoral researcher at TRIUMF in Vancouver, Canada.

A passionate advocate for gender equality in STEM, Noeen is an active member of SCWIST and WIN Canada; and recently launched She Leads which featured a STEM Career Workshop sponsored by IsoSIM.

Noeen is also an activist for women’s rights at #SWAV (support women against violence), NGO CSW/NY, Amnesty International and for rehabilitation of children from conflict zones with International Rescue Committee (IRC), UN-International Youth Council (IYC), and supporter of successful refugees integration in west (via IRC).

Noeen is vocal about practicing integrity in the workplace.

Twitter: @NoeenMalik

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Details

Date:
January 20
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Website:
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/repairing-the-impaired-brain-machinery-tickets-135107980607

Venue

Online

Organizer

Society For Canadian Women In Science And Technology (SCWIST)
Website:
https://scwist.ca/