A symposium on exercise and the brainPhysical exercise has emerged as a powerful strategy for promoting and maintaining brain health and resilience. Recent advances are identifying molecular mechanisms that mediate these salutary effects, providing clinical evidence for the efficacy of this approach in humans, and devising novel strategies that include exercise for treating neurological conditions.

A Symposium on Exercise and the Brain

Friday, December 1, 2017
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Trent Seamans Center
Duke University

This interdisciplinary symposium will highlight advances in this field and aims to foster discussion and collaboration to better understand the impact of exercise on brain health.

Keynote speakers: Laura Baker (Wake Forest University), Monika Fleshner (University of Colorado), Art Kramer (Northeastern University), and Henriette van Praag (NIH/NIA). Additional talks by Duke and UNC faculty.

Register online here. For more information, contact the organizers: Dr. Elizabeth A. Finch or Dr. Christina L. Williams.

For more information, please see the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences website.