Next Wednesday, December 16th 2020, the IV Annual Meeting of volunteers of the Barcelona Brain Health Initiative will take place in virtual format due to the Covid-19 restrictions.
Registration is open through this link and the event will also be live broadcasted on the YouTube channel of the Gutmann Institute. The event will be held from 5.30 pm to 7 pm and registered participants will have a space to share their questions and comments with the researchers of the study.
The meeting aims to present the 2020 achievements thanks to the involvement of the volunteers. Researchers will present the state-of-the-art of the BBHI project and will talk about the specific study launched this year to assess the impact of the pandemic and lockdown on emotional health. They will also show the results of questionnaires completed by participants and medical tests conducted since May 2018 and will present the next steps of the project. The detailed program can be found here.
Technical conferences of the Guttmann Institute
This meeting is part of the XXXII Technical Conferences of the Guttmann Institute, celebrated on the occasion of the 55th anniversary of the institution. The conference, with the collaboration of “la Caixa” Foundation, Biocat and the Institute of Neurosciences of the University of Barcelona, includes the Brain Health for Life course, which will be held on 15 and 16 December to give visibility to brain diseases. Latest advances in the promotion of brain health will be discussed from a multidisciplinary approach: from nutrition, exercise or sleep to the impact of psychological factors and brain resilience.
Barcelona Brain Health Initiative is a research project, promoted by the Guttmann Institute with the collaboration of “la Caixa” Foundation, aimed at knowing and understanding how the health of our brain can be maintained. It currently has more than 5,700 volunteers, positioning the project as one of the most important in the world in its field, not only by the number of people under study but also by the quality and completeness of the data obtained.