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Brain Bank Singapore – Your Gift to Future Generations | Ahead of Your Time

Brain Bank Singapore – Your Gift to Future Generations | Ahead of Your Time

Find out more about Brain Bank Singapore, learn some fun facts about the brain and have fun with our brain-stimulating activities!

 

About this event

 

NOTE: Registration is only approved if your myLibrary ID is verified. 

 

Important Notice 

 

This programme/event is open to members of the National Library Board, Singapore and those who are aged 50 years and above. Please ensure you have your myLibrary username on hand before proceeding with the registration. If you do not have a myLibrary username, you can create one here: https://account.nlb.gov.sg/

 

About the Programme

 

Ever wondered what is the greatest gift you can pass on to future generations? Besides a cleaner environment, it is the selfless and priceless gift of donated brain tissue. Such tissue donations are essential for scientific research to better diagnose, prevent, treat, and cure conditions that affect the brain such as Dementia, Parkinson’s, and Stroke. Find out more about Brain Bank Singapore, Southeast Asia’s first Tissue Bank, and what it does. Learn some fun facts about the brain and have fun with brain-stimulating activities like Spot the Difference and Word Scramble.

 

About the Speakers

 

Dr Joan Sim – Manager, Brain Bank SingaporeDr Joan Sim holds a PhD in Biological Sciences, with specialisation in the topic of Neuroscience. She has about 9 years of research experience into the molecular and cellular study of neurodegenerative conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and Parkinson’s disease (PD). 

 

Ms Jillian Terese Teo – Donor Coordinator, Brain Bank SingaporeMs Jillian Terese holds a Bachelor of Psychological Science. She is experienced in coordinating care, facilitating activities, and providing support for individuals with mental illness, families, and the elderly.

 

As a team, Dr Joan and Ms Jillian provide community health education on neurological and psychiatric conditions affecting the brain and share about the importance of scientific studies using human brain tissue. They also facilitate the consent process involved in the registration for this prospective donor scheme and the coordination of organ tissue donation procedure.

 

About the Series

 

Thinking and planning for end-of-life decisions can be difficult and uncomfortable. These hypothetical questions often remain unanswered until it’s too late. Bringing together experts from various fields, this series serves as an introduction to the various facets of end-of-life matters, and aims to get you started in thinking and talking about such matters Ahead of Your Time.

 

Disclaimer: All content and advice shared during the programme are for informational purposes only.

 

Please note the following: 

 

  • All participants are required to register for a ticket. Each ticket admits 1 person only. Please present your ticket when you enter the library and the event venue. 
  • Arrive 10 mins before the session commences. Seats of late attendees may be given to those in the waitlist. 
  • Please take note of the current prevailing safe management measures and keep your mask on at all times. 
  • NLB reserves the right to deny entry to participants who do not abide by the ground rules. 
  • Photographs and videos will be taken during the session and images captured may be used for publicity purposes. 

 

NOTE: Registration is only approved if your myLibrary ID is verified. 

 


Fee

Free

When

25 Jun 2022

Organised By:

National Library Board

Where

Jurong Regional Library -Level 1 Programme Zone
21 Jurong East Central 1 Singapore 609732
Singapore, 658713

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