What you need to know about brain donation

UT Health San Antonio’s Glenn Biggs Institute for Alzheimer’s & Neurodegenerative Diseases has established the region’s first brain bank. A Dialogue on Dementia seminar set for 5 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 20, will focus on the brain donation program, the outcomes and the unlimited potential that comes from this selfless gift. The event is free and open to the public and will be held in the Mabee Conference Room at the Mays Cancer Center,  7979 Wurzbach Road, San Antonio.

The presenter will be Kevin F. Bieniek, Ph.D., director of the brain bank and assistant professor of pathology and laboratory medicine.

“Brain donation can provide answers to families burdened by devastating diseases, serve as a practical tool for teaching neuroscience and anatomy to the next generation of physicians and scientists, and be the foundation for uncovering novel discoveries, biomarkers, and treatments related to the brain and neurodegeneration,” Dr. Bieniek said.

Light refreshments and snacks will be provided. The seminar is free but you must register here.

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