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Save the Date: SharpBrains Summit, Technology for Cognitive Health and Performance

We are very excit­ed to announce the first Sharp­Brains Sum­mit, a vir­tu­al con­fer­ence to take place Jan­u­ary 18–20th, 2010.  Over 30 lead­ing speak­ers and a pro­fes­sion­al audi­ence will dis­cuss emerg­ing inno­va­tion and tech­nol­o­gy for life­long cog­ni­tive health and per­for­mance. The Sum­mit will high­light the con­ver­gence of neu­rocog­ni­tive research, non-inva­sive tech­nol­o­gy and health­care, dis­cuss emerg­ing best prac­tices, and help pre­dict how a grow­ing range of tools may pro­vide solu­tions to cog­ni­tive health and per­for­mance-relat­ed issues.

sharpbrains_summit_logo_webYou can see speak­ers and agen­da by click­ing on Sharp­Brains Sum­mit. Please reg­is­ter if you are inter­est­ed in par­tic­i­pat­ing: Jan­u­ary 18–20th 2010 (Pacif­ic Time).

  • Con­fer­ence: Jan­u­ary 18–19th. 9–10 pan­els to dis­cuss Mar­ket and Research Insights,  togeth­er with online dis­cus­sions.
  • Expo Day: Jan­u­ary 20th. Prod­uct demos by Spon­sors.

Con­firmed speak­ers and themes:

Monday, January 18th, 2010:

Cog­ni­tion and Neu­ro­plas­tic­i­ty: The New Health­care Fron­tier

  • Alvaro Fer­nan­dez, CEO, Sharp­Brains
  • David White­house, Chief Med­ical Offi­cer, OptumHealth Behav­ioral Solu­tions
  • William Reich­man, Pres­i­dent, Bay­crest
  • P Murali Doraiswamy, Bio­log­i­cal Psy­chi­a­try Divi­sion Head, Duke Uni­ver­si­ty

Tools for Safer Dri­ving: Teenagers and Old­er Adults

  • Steven Aldrich, CEO, Posit Sci­ence
  • Peter Chris­tian­son, Pres­i­dent of Young Dri­vers of Cana­da
  • Jer­ri Edwards, Assoc. Pro­fes­sor Uni­ver­si­ty of South Flori­da

Clin­i­cal Appli­ca­tions: Research­ing, Iden­ti­fy­ing, Treat­ing Cog­ni­tive Deficits

  • Kei­th Wesnes, Prac­tice Leader, Unit­ed BioSource Cor­po­ra­tion
  • Jonas Jen­di, CEO, Cogmed
  • Michel Noir, Pres­i­dent, Sci­en­tif­ic Brain Train­ing
  • Elkhonon Gold­berg, Chief Sci­en­tif­ic Advi­sor, Sharp­Brains

Pre­ven­tive Appli­ca­tions: Main­tain­ing Cog­ni­tive Func­tions for Inde­pen­dent Liv­ing

  • Kunal Sarkar, CEO, Lumos Labs
  • Eliz­a­beth Zelin­s­ki, Pro­fes­sor at USD Davis School of Geron­tol­ogy
  • Dan Michel, CEO, Dakim

Tuesday January 19th, 2010:

New Cognitive/ Emo­tion­al Health Assess­ments

  • Evian Gor­don, CEO, Brain Resource
  • Misha Pavel, Bio­med­ical Engi­neer­ing Divi­sion Head, OHSU
  • Albert Skip Riz­zo, Co-Direc­tor VR Psych Lab at USC

Inte­grat­ing Cog­ni­tion with Home Health and Med­ical Home Mod­els

  • Ken­neth Kosik, Co-Direc­tor, UC San­ta Bar­bara Neu­ro­science Research Insti­tute
  • Hol­ly Jimi­son, Assoc. Pro­fes­sor, Ore­gon Health & Sci­ence Uni­ver­si­ty
  • Jesse Wright, Direc­tor Depres­sion Cen­ter, Uni­ver­si­ty of Louisville

Mov­ing From Men­tal Health Dis­or­ders to Brain Func­tion­al­i­ty

  • Torkel Kling­berg, Pro­fes­sor Cog­ni­tive Neu­ro­science, Karolin­s­ka Insti­tute
  • Joshua Stein­er­man, Assoc. Pro­fes­sor, Albert Ein­stein — Mon­te­fiore Med­ical Cen­ter
  • Yaakov Stern, Cog­ni­tive Neu­ro­science Divi­sion Leader, Colum­bia Uni­ver­si­ty

Entre­pre­neur­ial And Fund­ing Per­pec­tives

  • Tim Chang, Part­ner, Nor­west Ven­ture Part­ners
  • Richard Levin­son, Pres­i­dent, Atten­tion Con­trol Sys­tems
  • Veroni­ka Litin­s­ki, Direc­tor, MaRS Ven­ture Group

For Whom: health­care, high-tech, insur­ance, research, pol­i­cy, deci­sion-mak­ers and prac­ti­tion­ers, world­wide.

How: we’ll use online tools for webi­na­rs, dis­cus­sions, net­work­ing, and have social gath­er­ings in cities with enough crit­i­cal mass. We want to repli­cate the “con­fer­ence expe­ri­ence” as much as pos­si­ble with­out hav­ing peo­ple trav­el from all over the place to one city and hotel.

Learn more and reg­is­ter at Sharp­Brains Sum­mit.

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  1. We would be inter­est­ed in par­tic­i­pat­ing at this con­fer­ence next time. We have a new book com­ing out to be pub­lished by WW Nor­ton called Brain Change Ther­a­py: Clin­i­cal Inter­ven­tions for Self Trans­for­ma­tion. We are in the edit­ing phase of it now. Thanks.
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  2. Where will the meet­ing be held?

  3. I see; it;s vir­tu­al, Sounds great! RMS

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