Washington E-Newsletter

Congressional Neuroscience Caucus Hosts Webinar

On March 8, the Congressional Neuroscience Caucus (CNC) hosted a webinar titled “The Importance of Brain Donation for Treating and Curing Brain Disease.” Sponsored by the Brain Donor Project and the American Brian Coalition, the purpose of the webinar was to raise public awareness of the need for brain tissue donation to promote neuroscience and research. Donated human brain tissue is more critical than ever as neuroscientists are making great strides in discovering treatments and cures for brain diseases. Still, most Americans are not aware of how necessary brain donation is, and many have incorrect assumptions about brain donation. CNC co-chairs Reps. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) and Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.) participated in the webinar and will continue to encourage brain donation.

Click here to watch the presentation.