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Registration now open for "Exercise and the Brain" symposium on Dec. 1

Thursday, November 2, 2017
Exercise and Brain

Registration is now open for the free multidisciplinary symposium, "Exercise and the Brain" held all day on Friday, December 1. This symposium will focus on emerging evidence that physical exercise promotes and maintains brain health and resilience throughout the lifespan and can stave off the cognitive dysfunction associated with neurological and neurodegenerative diseases and brain injury. Presentations will address basic science and clinical research, translational implementation, and policy issues in this exciting field.

Keynote speakers are Laura Baker, PhD, (Wake Forest University), Monika Fleshner, PhD (University of Colorado), Art Kramer, PhD (Northeastern University), and Henriette van Praag, PhD (NIH/NIA), with additional presentations by Duke and UNC faculty. The format will include keynote and short talks as well as a panel discussion and poster session to facilitate interaction and the sharing of ideas among participants and speakers. Faculty, staff, post-docs, fellows, and students from Duke and other regional universities and institutions are welcome to attend.

This event is sponsored by the School of Medicine and Duke Institute for Brain Sciences, with additional support from the Office of the Provost, Department of Psychology & Neuroscience, Translating Duke Health, Bass Connections, and the North Carolina Biotechnology Center.

Click here to register, or for more information contact the organizers, Elizabeth A. Finch, PhD, at, and Christina L. Williams, PhD at