Helsinki Brain Awareness Week 2020

A STATE OF EMERGENCY DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS SITUATION - CHANGE IN THE PROGRAM. In light of the current news about the COVID-19 pandemic, we have decided to cancel all the Helsinki Brain Awareness Week events. The Brain Health event on March 20th may be available as a webinar; please see the Facebook page for up to date information.

While the virus may not have a strong impact on young, healthy individuals, we want to protect the vulnerable individuals in our community, as well as use social distancing as a tool to mitigate the effect of the epidemic on the medical system. 

All planned events are cancelled but Brain Health Event: Storytelling and Wellbeing. Event will be held as an online lecture.  

Brain Awareness Week is a global campaign to increase public awareness of the progress and benefits of brain research, uniting the efforts of partner organizations from around the world in a week-long celebration of the brain. The 25th Anniversary Brain Awareness Week will take place in Helsinki on March 16-22, 2020 at the University of Helsinki and Helsinki University Hospital. 

Brain Health Event: Storytelling and Wellbeing

Popular talks on brain mechanisms of storytelling and interactive storytelling workshop aimed at boosting well-being. Speakers are Oana Velcu-Laitinen, brain-based coach, and Andrei Rodionov, a neuroscientist. Supported by HYVÄT, the association for doctoral students at the University of Helsinki.

Friday: 20.3.2020 at 16:00-18:00

Place: Event Square, Terkko Health Hub (Haartmaninkatu 4, Helsinki)




Neuroscience Center and FIMM University of Helsinki

Helsinki University Hospital

Aalto University

Helsinki TMS Hub

The Science Basement Ry


Docent Hanna Renvall MD PhD

Event coordinator: Mr. Andrei Rodionov MSc, Lea Urpa MSc