Latest events, outreaches and activities

Women In Neuroscience Nigeria coordinates series of programs in Port Harcourt to promote health and well being as well as highlight career development in neuroscience.
See a list of past events and programs and subscribe to our event mailing list to get upcoming event alerts.

Win Monthly Webinar Series

A session on the discussion of sexually dimorphic blood¬† brain barrier responses in alzheimier’s diseases. Presentation by Dr Elvis Cuevas who is an Assistant Professor at Mitchell Center for Neurodegenerative diseases, Department of Neurology, University of Texas, USA

Dr. Chinna Orish as finalist at Falling Walls Engage 2020 edition

Women in Neuroscience, Nigeria was one of the science engagement projects as one of the finalist in the 2020 edition.

We shared how WIN Nigeria, empowers women and girls to optimize their careers in neuroscience and STEM in order to bridge gender inequalities. 

WIN Mental Health Webinar

In the heat of the lockdowns, and following reports of increased depression and the mental toll of a pandemic that dominated news cycles 24/7 for months on end, WIN held a webinar to share tips on how neuro professionals and everyone can better guard their mental health amidst all the turmoil.

ISN/WIN Mentorship Circle

WIN invites women pursuing/interested in career in neuroscience to apply for mentorship program.

The program is open for all women at graduate or post-graduate levels who are interested in any of the disciplines which neuroscience cuts across.

Careers in STEM

WIN Nigeria President (Dr. Chinna Orish) organized and spoke at a TReND in Africa and L’Oreal Foundation sponsored event highlighting different career options for girls in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. The talk was held at Community Secondary School Ogbogoro, a suburb of Port Harcourt city in Nigeria

Dietary Intervention in autism management

WIN Nigeria held a one-day seminar and outreach highlighting how a better diet helps children living with autism to cope and the general management of neuropsychiatric problems. This event included free medical checkups benefitting and reaching many women and young and elderly people. This event held on the 25th of May, 2019 at a local church (Redeemed Christian Church of God, Hephziah Center)

Careers in neuroscience

WIN Nigeria organized a career talks at a local girls high school focusing on getting students to appreciate and aspire to build successful careers in neuroscience.
See pictures of the girls at the Rumuokuta Girls Secondary School on the gallery page.

Health and wellness campaign

Free medicals, health talks and tips...

As part of activities lined up in this year's outreach WIN Nigeria organized a one-day seminar and outreach highlighting how a better diet helps children living with autism to cope and the general management of neuropsychiatric problems. This event held at the Community Health Center, Ozuoba and reached over 100 young mothers and pregnant women.

Autism management

Two universities in the Port Harcourt area (University of Port Harcourt and Ignatius University of Education) also hosted WIN Nigeria, in a series of health lectures on dietary intervention and impact in managing autistic children and general health benefits of proper diet.

The lectures were well received and reached over 100+ university staff, lecturers and students as well as being covered by the media. See photos in the gallery and on our Facebook page.

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