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Reinventing Brain Health in the Digital Age (December 6-8, 2016)

“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 has already taken place. Slidedecks and full recordings are available here.

The Summit featured over 30 of the world’s top scientists, innovators and experts working on ways to reinvent brain health in light of emerging science, technology, societal needs and market demand. Please visit the Agenda, the Speaker Roster and the Sponsors.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where will the Summit take place? Over the Internet. All speakers and participants access the virtual meeting room from their respective locations — all that is required is a computer with Internet connection.

What is a virtual conference? The SharpBrains Virtual Summit is essentially just like a physical conference — registered participants can access all presentations, ask pressing questions, and connect with speakers and fellow participants. The main difference is, NO ONE NEEDS TO TRAVEL.

I can­not par­tic­i­pate live in all ses­sions. Will they be recorded? Yes, all ses­sions will be recorded and avail­able at no extra cost to reg­is­tered par­tic­i­pants for a full year after the Summit.

Summit_2016_logo_BrainHow can my organization become a Summit Sponsor or Partner? Please contact us to discuss details.

Do you offer press passes? Yes, please contact us with details on your publication and idea.

Do you offer CEUs/ CMEs? Sorry, we don’t. We do offer a Cer­tifi­cate of Atten­dance to those who request it.

What participants said about previous SharpBrains Virtual Summits

“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

“I know of no better resource than the 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

An impressive virtual convocation of leading scientists and developers and adopters of cognitive enhancement technology.” — Dr. Robert Bilder, Chief of Medical Psychology-Neuropsychology at UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience

“Kudos for such a fantastic conference. The discussion about human vs. artificial intelligence and ethics was especially exciting.” — Rajiv Pant, Chief Tech­nol­ogy Offi­cer of The New York Times

“I was impressed by the forward-looking yet practical discussion about enhancing human performance. A pleasure to be involved!” — Dr. Susan Jew­ell, Pres­i­dent of the Inter­na­tional Space Med­i­cine Consortium

“A perfect way to keep the pulse of 3 key innovation themes: mobile apps and wearables, consumer health, and applied neuroscience.” — Jack Young, Head of Qual­comm Life Fund

The SharpBrains team has done another fantastic job, producing the best brain conference available today.” — Dharma Singh Khalsa, MD, President of the Alzheimer’s Research and Prevention Foundation

Summit’s Steering Committee

Members of the distinguished Steering Committee helping shape the Summit Agenda include:
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  • Alexan­dra More­house, Chief Marketing Officer of Banner Health
  • Álvaro Fernández Ibáñez, CEO of SharpBrains
  • Anu Acharya, CEO of MapMyGenome
  • Dr. Bob Bilder, Chief of Medical Psychology & Neuropsychology at UCLA
  • Charlie Hartwell, Operating Partner at The Bridge Builders Collaborative
  • Dr. Corinna Lathan, CEO of AnthroTronix
  • Dr. Douglas Ziedonis, Professor and Chair of Psychiatry at UMass Medical School
  • Dr. Eddie Mar­tucci, CEO of Akili Inter­ac­tive Labs
  • Dr. Graeme Moffat, VP Scientific & Regulatory Affairs at Interaxon
  • Dr. Joshua Steinerman, Chief Neuroscientist at Click Therapeutics
  • Dr. Naif Al-Mutawa, Founder of The Soor Center for Professional Therapy and Assessment
  • Brig. Gen (Ret.) Pete Palmer, Director of the EDGE Innovation Network
  • Dr. Peter Whitehouse, Professor of Neurology at Case Western Reserve University
  • Dr. Randy McIn­tosh, Direc­tor of Baycrest’s Rot­man Research Institute
  • Richard Varn, Director of the Center for Advanced Technology and Neuroscience at Educational Testing Service (ETS)
  • Tan Le, Founder and CEO of Emotiv