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Professor Marcus Stoodley delivered a successful talk on Moyamoya disease at the inaugural Moyamoya Australia Blue Tie Ball held at the Pullman Reef Casino in Cairns on Saturday 8 May 2021. Over 200 people gathered together to understand the condition as a community of those affected by Moyamoya, raise awareness of World Moyamoya Day on the 6 May, and to encourage support for patients and their families.
Moyamoya disease is a rare blood vessel disorder in the brain in which the carotid artery becomes blocked in the basal ganglia area of the brain, reducing blood flow to the brain. As a result, tiny blood vessels form at the base of the brain to compensate the lack of blood flow and to supply blood to the brain. The word originates from Japan meaning “puff of smoke” and describes the appearance of these tiny vessels.
Macquarie Neurosurgery is proud to partner with Moyamoya Australia who have kindly donated $10,000 to the Macquarie University Neurosciences Research fund to allow further research on this rare disease.
If you would like to help make a difference in the life of Moyamoya patients, follow the link https://www.moyamoyaaustralia.org.au/donate/. Every bit of support count!
For information on how to donate to Macquarie University Neurosciences research fund email Kate firstname.lastname@example.org.