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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).

Empowering 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. Neal Cohen, clinical psychologist at The Synapse System

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

Taking cognitive/ emotional assessments and therapies to scale

Two digital health entrepreneurs–who have collectively raised over $50 million in venture capital in the last 18 months– and an investor 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

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

“Our health starts and ends with brain health” — Dr. Sandra Bond Chapman, at the 2016 SharpBrains Virtual Summit

Improve education, productivity and health via brain enhancement from SharpBrains

Experts at the leading edge of brain science and technology shared best practices to link brain health and mental health with wider priorities such as educational outcomes, workplace performance and resilience, lifelong learning, general happiness and well-being.

  • Chair: Alexan­dra More­house, Chief Marketing Officer of Banner Health
  • Dr. Sandra Bond Chapman, Founder and Chief Director of the Center for BrainHealth at The University of Texas at Dallas
  • Scott Pawson, Sr. Product Manager, New Product Lead at Pearson Clinical Assessment
  • Dr. Kenneth Kosik, Co-Director of the Neuroscience Research Institute at UC-Santa Barbara

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

Take cognitive/ emotional assessments and therapies to scale

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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

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