Jan 26, 2011
By: Alvaro Fernandez
We are honored to announce the following Sponsors and Partners of the upcoming 2011 SharpBrains Summit: Retooling Brain Health for the 21st Century (March 30th – April 1st, 2011). And we are looking for more, so please contact us if interested!
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The Arrowsmith Program, available in public and private schools in the U.S. and Canada, is a comprehensive suite of cognitive programs for students with learning disabilities that targets 19 areas of the brain that are most commonly involved in learning. The Arrowsmith Program identifies and strengthens the weak cognitive areas that affect learning and each student works on cognitive programs that are individually designed for his or her areas of learning difficulty.
Baycrest, fully affiliated with the University of Toronto, is one of the world’s premier academic health sciences centers focused on aging. Through its strengths in research and education, Baycrest is using the power of inquiry and discovery to improve the health of tomorrow’s elderly while at the same time care for and enhance the quality of life of the elderly today. Baycrest runs a Geriatric Health Care System, a Research Centre for Aging and the Brain, and a Centre for Education on Aging.
Cogmed is a leader in the emerging field of evidence-based cognitive training. Cogmed is a Pearson company founded in Stockholm, Sweden, in 2001, as a collaboration between neuroscientists at the Karolinska Institute and game developers. Cogmed creates, validates, and markets products which are distributed and supported by over a hundred clinical practices worldwide and that can lead to substantial and lasting improvements in attention for people with poor working memory – in all age groups.
CogniFit offers personalized brain fitness programs grounded on an initial baseline assessment of the cognitive abilities that are most affected by aging. Its patented Individualized Training System ™ then creates a training program that continuously adapts to the user’s current cognitive level. The company offers its product via multiple partnerships in North America, Europe, Israel and Asia Pacific.
Posit Science is a leader in delivering clinically proven brain fitness software that brings brain science from the lab to the people, improving everyday lives. The company combines breakthrough research and a focus on great customer experiences to create products that are engaging and help users think faster, focus better and remember more. Posit Science products are available online and through health, long-term care and auto insurers. Posit Science is also featured in the PBS documentary “The Brain Fitness Program.”
UCLA Center on Aging‘s mission is to enhance and extend productive and healthy life through community outreach, preeminent research and education on aging. With interdisciplinary support from foremost specialists, the Center builds on UCLA’s recognized excellence in care of older adults: U.S. News and World Report has named UCLA’s geriatrics program one of the top in America for 20 years.
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The Alzheimer’s Research and Prevention Foundation (ARPF), established in 1993, is dedicated to reducing the incidence of Alzheimer’s disease by conducting clinical research and providing educational outreach. Its mission is to make available information, from conventional and complementary medicine, that will empower people to build healthy brains.
The Berenson-Allen Center for Noninvasive Brain Stimulation (CNBS) at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School integrates three distinct missions: Research, Education, and Patient Care, in order to optimize and apply noninvasive brain stimulation to health care and research.
Brain World Magazine explores cutting-edge science for the general reader and how emerging findings can affect human health, culture, education, global issues and more. BRAIN WORLD is published by the International Brain Education Association (IBREA), a nonprofit educational organization
The Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS) creates information technology solutions for many of our most pressing social, environmental, and health care problems. CITRIS was created to “shorten the pipeline” between world-class laboratory research and the creation of start-ups, larger companies, and whole industries.
The International Council on Active Aging® (ICAA) was founded in the belief that unifying the efforts of the organizations focused on older adults benefits both the people they reach and the organizations themselves. Today, the vision is shared by over 8,000 organizations connected to the ICAA network.
MaRS Discovery District is a large scale, mission driven innovation centre located in Toronto and networked across Ontario, focused on building Canada’s next generation of technology companies in life sciences and health care, digital media, cleantech, as well as innovative social purpose business.
SmartSilvers promotes awareness, development and deployment of innovative, consumer friendly products and technology-leveraged services that provide independence, mobility and quality of life to our expanding older adult population.
The UNCG Gerontology Research Network is a cooperative group consisting of UNCG faculty, research staff, and students, formed in 2007 to facilitate and support transdisciplinary aging-related research.
To Learn more and Register to the event: click on 2011 SharpBrains Summit. Remember that we offer friends of SharpBrains a 15% discount using discount code: sharp2011