Science Pub Portland - Mission Theater

Date: Jan. 21, 2014 Time: 7-9pm Located at: McMenamins Mission Theater, 1624 NW Glisan, Portland
Who is this for: 21+ (or minor with adult) Cost: $5 suggested donation

Science Pub Portland - Mission Theater

Blows to the Head: From Concussions to Crossing the Brain Blood Barrier
with Kayt Zundel, MPA, MS Program Director for OHSU ThinkFirst Oregon, Brain & Spinal Cord Injury Prevention Program & Dr. Ed Neuwelt, Neuron-surgeon and Blood Brain Barrier Department Director

Kayt Zundel, MPA, MS Program Director for OHSU ThinkFirst Oregon, Brain & Spinal Cord Injury Prevention Program  will present brief brain function, brain anatomy, define concussion, and illustrate how concussions can affect the brain.  Also, we will provide an activity to help participants decide  which is the dominant side of their brain- whether they are right brained, left brained, or if they use their whole brain, both sides equally.
 
Dr. Ed Neuwelt, Neuron-surgeon and Blood Brain Barrier Department Director will talk about opening up the Blood Brain Barrier to allow cancer fighting drugs into the brain to treat brain cancer.


Science Pub-Mission Theater is a monthly event open to anyone aged 21+ (or minor with adult). No RSVP or scientific background required. Just bring your curiosity, sense of humor, and appetite for food, drinks, and knowledge!

$5.00 suggested cover charge. Tell your friends. We hope to see you there!

Questions? E-mail sciencepub@omsi.edu. Visit http://www.omsi.edu/sciencepub for a description of upcoming topics.