by European Brain Council
On the occasion of the 78th United Nations General Assembly, the European Brain Council (EBC) in collaboration with the Baker Institute for Public Policy, the Brain Capital Alliance, the Brain Health Nexus and supporting partners hosted a Brain Health & Research Day on 18 September 2023 at the Harvard Club of New York City as part of the Science Summit, bringing together over 150 key stakeholder organisations all committed to the same goal: fostering and enhancing global collaboration in the brain area, with the ultimate goal of improving the lives of people living with brain conditions, neurological and mental alike.
In order to move past discussion and work towards explicit and tangible next steps in solidifying global efforts in brain research, the EBC held this full day event in order to cover a number of important areas for action, with as many relevant actors involved, and to release a Call to Action on Putting Brain Health on the Global Agenda to guide national, regional and global policymakers towards better addressing brain health in the future, particularly as they prepare for the post-Sustainable Development Goals era with the Summit of the Future 2024 and the High Level Conference on the UN NCD Strategy 2025. The Call to Action, launched at the end of the event, reflects the urgent calls from the brain community – highlighting the priorities to address the burden of brain disease and improve brain health in the future – and outlines a set of calls to the United Nations and Member States. Read it now and help spread the word within your network and among Member State representatives.