Neuroscience Public Event

“Neuroscience” Public Event, the first public event on neuroscience in Mongolia, supported by International Brain Research Organization (IBRO), is successfully held on April 13th and 14th, 2016 at the Mongolian National University of Medical Sciences (MNUMS) in Ulaanbaatar.

The main goal of this event was to increase awareness about the importance of neuroscience among the public.

The public event included the following activities:

Plenary lectures for general population:

  • Professor Tsagaankhuu Guntev – The People’s Lecturer of Mongolia, State-Honored Physician, Academician, Doctor of Science, and Medical Doctor.
  • Mr. Gurbazar Shagdarsuren – State-Honored Artist, a Poet.
  • Mr. Ganbaatar Sainkhuu – a Member of Parliament

Interactive education stations:

  • Structure and functions of Broadmann areas
  • Stress response mechanisms
  • Interaction between mind and metabolism

On-site consultation stations:

  • Sleep disorders
  • Obesity
  • Personality disorders

Fun games:

  • Memory competition
  • Hidden-camera moments

This event was free for everyone who is interested in a science on brain and mind. Therefore, more than 300 people, mostly students, attended the event on both days. The opening ceremony, held at ECO complex at MNUMS, has been opened by the President of the society, Dr. Damdindorj.

This special event has greatly contributed to the development of brain science in Mongolia by giving an opportunity for public to attend lectures about neuroscience in a plain language and to see how brains process information and react to different stimuli in education stations, and to talk with specialists about their concerns. Mongolian Society of Psychiatry and Mongolian Society for Epilepsy have participated as co-organizers, and MNUMS was the local partner of the event.  We would like to express our sincere thanks to the members of Neuroscience Club at MNUMS, established by medical students, for their kind help to arrange the event. This special event was made possible by IBRO Global Advocacy Seed Grant, and we are very grateful for this great support.

Please see the Photo Gallery of the event here.

 

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