World Brain Day to be marked in Romania with Storytelling, Science and Social Affairs Workshop for Neurological Associations

The second Training Initiatives for Neurology Advocates (TINA) Romanian Workshop will take place on 21st of July at Hotel Cismigiu in Bucharest. Coordinated by the European Federation of Neurological Associations (EFNA) and organised together with the Association of Patients with Neurodegenerative Conditions in Romania (APAN), the workshop will take the opportunity to mark World Brain Day.

The theme of the workshop is Storytelling, Science and Social Affairs. The first part of the day will focus on better understanding the way the brain is affected in various neurological conditions and will present the current state of research. Participants will find out to what extent these conditions lead to disabilities and will learn about the rights of people with disabilities at international level and what can be applied in Romania.

As an example of good practice, it will discuss what other organisations at EU level (EFNA and EMSP) have achieved and will also launch the Practical Toolkit for Employers in Romania.

In the second part of the day the workshop will also address the issue of how patient organisations can communicate more effectively within the current health system. It will focus on how patients can convey the message with more power through storytelling. It aims to find new opportunities to collaborate between neurological associations in Romania.

The organisers hope this workshop will be a milestone in the development of the representatives of patient associations in the field of neurology in Romania, for the benefit of the organisation and implicitly, of the patients they represent.

If your organisation is based in Romania and would like to take part, please register here.

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