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The 2016 SharpBrains Virtual Summit continues with Expo Day today!

“The SharpBrains Summit is unique in its impressive ability to unite a diverse collection of cutting-edge thinkers in a virtual conference that is shared globally without a hitch.” — Dr. Adam Gazzaley, Director of the Neuroscience Imaging Center at UCSF

The 2016 SharpBrains Virtual Summit is going on strong, with an exceptional Expo Day agenda today.

Registered Summit Participants can login following instructions Here (We also sent all information via email).

It is an honor to count on an unparalleled Speaker Roster and on 200+ participants in 18 countries.

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Empowering communities with better brain health tools and literacy


We are looking forward to the 2016 SharpBrains Virtual Summit starting tomorrow, Tuesday December 6th!

40 amazing speakers, 10+ sessions including the critical and often overlooked need to Empower communities with better brain health tools and literacy — What role should community and caregivers play in brain health and mental health, and how can technology aid their efforts–for example in sharing relevant data with/ from doctors? How are we going to educate and empower everyone with essential knowledge and best practices?

  • Chair: Dr. Peter Whitehouse, Professor of Neurology at Case Western Reserve University
  • Dr. Elizabeth Zelinski, Director of the Center for Digital Aging at the Davis School of Gerontology
  • Michael Meagher, President of Cogniciti
  • Dr. Jenni Pacheco, Scientific Program Manager at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
  • Dr. Neal Cohen, clinical psychologist at The Synapse System

Learn more & Register Here (registration will close in just a few hours, so please hurry up if interested)

Expo Day this Thursday, December 8th to showcase latest brain health innovation by leading developers, universities, and practitioners


Heads-up: During Expo Day (this Thursday, December 8th) several great Partners and Sponsors of the 2016 SharpBrains Virtual Summit will showcase their latest initiatives and solutions.

This is the schedule of activities–we hope you can join us!

8.30-9am. Charlie Hartwell, Operating Partner at The Bridge Builders Collaborative, will present an Overview of the Mind Training Space.

9-9.30am. Dr. Bob Bilder, Chief of Medical Psychology & Neuropsychology at UCLA, will announce the Disruptive Technology Initiative by the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology (AACN).

9.30-10am. Ron Riesenbach, Managing Director of the Canadian Centre for Aging and Brain Health Innovation (CC-ABHI), will present Spark and three other new funding programs.

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Take cognitive/ emotional assessments and therapies to scale


Looking forward to the virtual summit next week…we can’t wait to explore and discuss, on Tuesday, December 6thhow to Take cognitive/ emotional assessments and therapies to scale. Three digital health entrepreneurs–who have collectively raised over $75 million in venture capital in the last 18 months– and an investor will discuss their respective visions and approaches to revolutionize brain and mental health in areas such as ADHD, substance abuse, and general brain fitness.

  • Chair: Rita Carter, Science writer and BBC Contributor
  • Edward Kliphuis, Investment Director at Merck Ventures
  • Dr. Eddie Martucci, CEO of Akili Interactive Labs
  • Dr. Corey McCann, CEO of Pear Therapeutics
  • Derek Luke, CEO of InteraXon

Learn more & Register Here

Master the digital toolkit to harness lifelong neuroplasticity


We’re looking forward to many great sessions at the virtual summit next week…this is one of our favorites, Wednesday, December 7thMaster the digital toolkit to harness lifelong neuroplasticity. Four leading pioneers of applied neuroplasticity will help us navigate best practices to harness most promising non-invasive neurotechnologies, such as cognitive training, mindfulness apps, EEG and virtual/ augmented reality.

  • Chair: Linda Raines, CEO of the Mental Health Association of Maryland
  • Dr. Michael Merzenich, winner of the 2016 Kavli Prize in Neuroscience
  • Dr. Judson Brewer, Founder & Research Lead of Claritas Mindsciences
  • Tan Le, CEO of Emotiv
  • Dr. Andrea Serino, Head of Neuroscience at MindMaze

Learn more & Register Here

“I know of no better resource than the annual SharpBrains Summit to explore the latest and what’s next. Excellent discussions and overall event.”  – Dr. Michael P. O’Donnell,  Editor-In-Chief of the Amer­i­can Jour­nal of Health Promotion

“I was impressed by the forward-looking yet practical discussion about enhancing human performance.” – Dr. Susan Jew­ell, Pres­i­dent of the Inter­na­tional Space Med­i­cine Consortium

“A great way to gather current information on brain health from a variety of sources and to make new connections” – Dr. Catherine Madison, Direc­tor of the Ray Dolby Brain Health Cen­ter at Cal­i­for­nia Pacific Med­ical Center

Learn more & Register

2016 SharpBrains Virtual Summit: Reinventing Brain Health in the Digital Age

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