New Board in the Norwegian Brain Council

hjerneradet-cropped2The Norwegian Brain Council (Hjernerådet), an organization that works to generate political and public awareness on functions and diseases of the brain and the central nervous system, held their general assembly in Oslo Tuesday this week.

Guest speaker at the meeting was Bent Høie, Conservative Party MP and Chairman of the Parliament's Standing Committee on Health and Care Services. Høie covered several aspects of the Norwegian healthcare system in his speech, among them the need for more research into diseases of the aging brain. He also advocated closer public-private collaboration in the search for causes and mechanisms behind these diseases and in the development of future treatments and diagnostic methods.

Chairman of the Norwegian Brain Council Board, Inge Lønning, stepped down. The new board consists of:

  • Mona Enstad, General Secretary of the Norwegian MS Association (Chairwoman)
  • Sveinung Tornås, Sunnaas Hospital (Vice Chairman)
  • Professor Ivar Reinvang, University of Oslo and Norwegian Neurological Association
  • Grete Lunde, Norwegian Stroke Association
  • Leif Arild Fjellheim, The Norwegian Spinal Cord Injuries Association
  • Professor Joel Glover, Norwegian Consortium on Brain Development
  • Professor Hanne Harbo, Oslo University Hospital and Norwegian Neurological Association

NNN looks forward to collaborating with the new board.



By Leif Rune Skymoen for Nansen Neuroscience Network.