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Lifelong Learning and Brain Health Event in San Francisco on May 16

If you are in the Bay Area, we hope to see you at this event! Feel free to forward the invitation below to anyone you know who may be interested.

The growing movement for improving brain health has brought many interested professionals and interested community members to the table. Sharing our information, activities, and planned events to promote brain health increases the power of our reach.

Please join us on May 16, 2007 from noon to 1:30pm for a complimentary gathering co-sponsored by:

Dr. Elkhonon Goldberg, well-known neuroscientist and author of The Wisdom Paradox: How Your Mind Can Grow Stronger as Your Brain Grows Older and Alvaro Fernandez, CEO and Co-Founder of SharpBrains and instructor of the Exercising Our Brains class, will provide an overview of the science and trends behind the emerging brain fitness field.

Please bring information on your work and events to share with others interested in brain health.

Where: SFSU OLLI (835 Market Street, 6th Floor, San Francisco, Room 675)
When: Wednesday, May 16, 12-1:30 pm
What: A chance for networking with an informative presentation and discussion.
Audience: Community practitioners, health and psychology professionals, educators, and anyone interested in lifelong learning and brain fitness
Cost: This event is free. Please bring your own lunch.
RSVP: By May 13 by emailing This is important to make sure we can accommodate all participants.

Dr. Elkhonon Goldberg is a clinical professor of neurology at New York University School of Medicine and author of over 50 peer-reviewed papers. His areas of expertise include the frontal lobes and executive functions, memory, attention deficit disorder, dementia, and traumatic brain injury. Dr. Goldberg was a student and close associate of the great neuropsychologist Alexander Luria. His book The Executive Brain: Frontal Lobes and the Civilized Mind (Oxford University Press, 2001) has received critical acclaim and has been published in 12 languages. His recent book The Wisdom Paradox: How Your Mind Can Grow Stronger As Your Brain Grows Older (Gotham Books, Penguin, 2005) offers an innovative understanding of cognitive aging and what can be done to forestall cognitive decline. It has been, or is in the process of being, published in 13 languages. He is a Co-Founder and Chief Scientific Officer of SharpBrains.

Alvaro Fernandez, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of SharpBrains, holds an MBA and MA in Education from Stanford University. Alvaro started his career in McKinsey & Company in Europe and has participated in the launch of e-commerce company Bertelsmann Online, the turnaround of e-learning software company Docent, Inc, and the launch of a new business unit of Edusoft, a Houghton Mifflin company. He enjoys advising the management teams at social enterprises Ashoka and Arcandina, and teaching the class Exercising Our Brains at the SFSU and UC-Berkeley Osher Lifelong Learning Centers.

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  1. Laura Thal says:

    Good Afternoon,

    I will be in the San Francisco area this summer (beginning June 9th). I have attended Eric Jensen’s Learning Brain Expo and am very intersted in what you are presenting on this website. Will you be offering any subsequent workshops this summer?

  2. Caroline says:

    Hello Laura,

    We don’t have any other summer workshops scheduled at the moment, but the best thing to do is to sign up for our monthly email newsletter (look for the box at the top right of this page). We will announce any new workshops in that email.

    Thanks for your interest!

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