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Agenda (tentative)

11:00 Welcome and introduction – Wolfgang Oertel (EBC & EAN) Opening and background introduction on translational research

11:15-11:30 Hilkka Karkkainen (President, GAMIAN-Europe) The mental health patients’ perspective, the burden of diseases, from individuals to society (EBC’s “Value of Treatment” research project) and patients’ involvement in brain research

11:30-11:45 Alexander Schubert (Executive Director, ECNP) The challenges to innovation in brain research

11:45-12:00 Prof. Patrik Verstreken (FENS-Kavli Network of Excellence) The societal impact and need to strengthen brain research in Europe

12:00-12:15 Stéphane Hogan (DG Research and Innovation – European Commission) The work of DG Research, policymakers perspective and response

12:15-13:00 Contributions from the audience and general discussion

13:00-14:00 Walking lunch and open discussion

If you wish to attend the Brain Awareness Week lunch debate, on 14 March at the University Foundation, Brussels, please register your attendance below:

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