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Exploring the latest in cognitive rehabilitation and brain health

During Expo Day selected Summit Partners and Sponsors showcased their latest initiatives and solutions.

  • Dr. Daniel Perez-Marcos, Senior Scientist at MindMaze, presented the MindMotion platform–a series of medical-grade virtual reality solutions for neurorehabilitation.
  • Alvaro Fernandez. SharpBrains‘ CEO & Editor-in-Chief discussed The State of Brain Health Innovation.
  • Mark Watson, Co-Director of the Watson Centre for Brain Health, explored latest research and programs for cognitive rehabilitation.

These presentations took place at the 2016 SharpBrains Virtual Summit: Reinventing Brain Health in the Digital Age (December 6-8th, 2016).

Study: Both maternal and parental obesity linked to young children’s neurodevelopmental delays

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Parental obesity linked to delays in child development, NIH study suggests (NIH press release):

“Children of obese parents may be at risk for developmental delays, according to a study by researchers at the National Institutes of Health. The investigators found that children of obese mothers were more likely to fail tests of fine motor skill—the ability to control movement of small muscles, such as those in the fingers and hands. Children of obese fathers were more likely to fail measures of Read the rest of this entry »

Happy, Prosperous and Sharp 2017!

Photo credit: Radu Jianu, Brown University

–Photo credit: Radu Jianu, Brown University

Best practices to fund, develop and commercialize evidence-based mental health innovation

In this session we discuss key lessons learned for scientists and start-ups to successfully bring to market evidence-based innovative solutions. We will present non-dilutive funding opportunities and commercialization resources offered through the US small business research programs, and a scientist and inventor turned serial entrepreneur wrap-ups the day sharing insights from his previous venture–funded by the NIMH and sold to McKesson–and his current strategy and vision.

  • Chair: Dr. Alison Fenney, Executive Director of the Neurotechnology Industry Organization
  • Dr. Margaret Grabb, SBIR/STTR Program Director at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
  • Dr. Rex Jakobovits, Founder of Vivalog Technologies and Experiad

These presentations took place at the 2016 SharpBrains Virtual Summit: Reinventing Brain Health in the Digital Age (December 6-8th, 2016).

Upgrading education with lifelong brain development in mind

Two researcher/ practitioners, involved in special and lifelong learning, explore emerging best practices to help schools, educators, parents, and older adults navigate and apply core findings from cognitive and affective neuroscience.

  • Chair: Alvaro Fernandez, CEO & Editor-in-Chief of SharpBrains
  • Debbie Gilmore, Executive Director of the Arrowsmith Program
  • Susan Hoffman, Director of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UC Berkeley

These presentations took place at the 2016 SharpBrains Virtual Summit: Reinventing Brain Health in the Digital Age (December 6-8th, 2016).

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

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