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Announcing Sponsors and Partners: 2011 SharpBrains Summit

We are honored to announce the following Sponsors and Partners of the upcoming 2011 SharpBrains Summit: Retooling Brain Health for the 21st Century (March 30th – April 1st, 2011). And we are looking for more, so please contact us if interested!


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Arrowsmith SchoolThe Arrowsmith Program,  avail­able in pub­lic and pri­vate schools in  the U.S. and Canada, is a com­pre­hen­sive suite of cog­ni­tive pro­grams for stu­dents with learn­ing dis­abil­i­ties that tar­gets 19 areas of the brain that are most com­monly involved in learn­ing. The Arrow­smith Pro­gram iden­ti­fies and strength­ens the weak cog­ni­tive areas that affect learn­ing and each stu­dent works on cog­ni­tive pro­grams that are indi­vid­u­ally designed for his or her areas of learn­ing dif­fi­culty.

Bay­crest, fully affil­i­ated with the Uni­ver­sity of Toronto, is one of the world’s pre­mier aca­d­e­mic health sci­ences cen­ters focused on aging. Through its strengths in research and edu­ca­tion, Bay­crest is using the power of inquiry and dis­cov­ery to improve the health of tomorrow’s elderly while at the same time care for and enhance the qual­ity of life of the elderly today. Bay­crest runs a Geri­atric Health Care Sys­tem, a Research Cen­tre for Aging and the Brain, and a Cen­tre for Edu­ca­tion on Aging.

Cogmed is a leader in the emerging field of evidence-based cognitive training.  Cogmed is a Pearson company founded in Stockholm, Sweden, in 2001, as a collaboration between neuroscientists at the Karolinska Institute and game developers. Cogmed creates, validates, and markets products which are distributed and supported by over a hundred clinical practices worldwide and that can lead to substantial and lasting improvements in attention for people with poor working memory – in all age groups.

Cog­niFit offers personalized brain fit­ness pro­grams grounded on an ini­tial base­line assess­ment of the cog­ni­tive abil­i­ties that are most affected by aging. Its patented Individualized Training System ™ then creates a training program that continuously adapts to the user’s current cognitive level. The company offers its product via multiple partnerships in North America, Europe, Israel and Asia Pacific.

Posit Sci­ence is a leader in deliv­er­ing clin­i­cally proven brain fit­ness soft­ware that brings brain sci­ence from the lab to the peo­ple, improv­ing every­day lives. The com­pany com­bines break­through research and a focus on great cus­tomer expe­ri­ences to cre­ate prod­ucts that are engag­ing and help users think faster, focus bet­ter and remem­ber more. Posit Sci­ence prod­ucts are avail­able online and through health, long-term care and auto insur­ers. Posit Sci­ence is also fea­tured in the PBS doc­u­men­tary “The Brain Fit­ness Program.”

UCLA Center on Aging‘s mission is to enhance and extend productive and healthy life through community outreach, preeminent research and education on aging. With interdisciplinary support from foremost specialists, the Center builds on UCLA’s recognized excellence in care of older adults: U.S. News and World Report has named UCLA’s geriatrics program one of the top in America for 20 years.


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aprf_logo1The Alzheimer’s Research and Prevention Foundation (ARPF), established in 1993, is dedicated to reducing the incidence of Alzheimer’s disease by conducting clinical research and providing educational outreach. Its mission is to make available information, from conventional and complementary medicine, that will empower people to build healthy brains.

The Berenson-Allen Center for Noninvasive Brain Stimulation (CNBS) at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School integrates three distinct missions: Research, Education, and Patient Care, in order to optimize and apply noninvasive brain stimulation to health care and research.

Brain World Magazine explores cutting-edge science for the general reader and how emerging findings can affect human health, culture, education, global issues and more. BRAIN WORLD is published by the International Brain Education Association (IBREA), a nonprofit educational organization

The Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS) creates information technology solutions for many of our most pressing social, environmental, and health care problems. CITRIS was created to “shorten the pipeline” between world-class laboratory research and the creation of start-ups, larger companies, and whole industries.

The Inter­na­tional Coun­cil on Active Aging® (ICAA) was founded in the belief that uni­fy­ing the efforts of the orga­ni­za­tions focused on older adults ben­e­fits both the peo­ple they reach and the orga­ni­za­tions them­selves. Today, the vision is shared by over 8,000 orga­ni­za­tions con­nected to the ICAA network.

MaRS Dis­cov­ery Dis­trict is a large scale, mis­sion dri­ven inno­va­tion cen­tre located in Toronto and net­worked across Ontario, focused on build­ing Canada’s next gen­er­a­tion of tech­nol­ogy com­pa­nies in life sci­ences and health care, dig­i­tal media, clean­tech, as well as inno­v­a­tive social pur­pose business.

SmartSilvers promotes awareness, development and deployment of innovative, consumer friendly products and technology-leveraged services that provide independence, mobility and quality of life to our expanding older adult population.

The UNCG Gerontology Research Network is a cooperative group consisting of UNCG faculty, research staff, and students, formed in 2007 to facilitate and support transdisciplinary aging-related research.

To Learn more and Reg­is­ter to the event: click on 2011 Sharp­Brains Sum­mit. Remem­ber that we offer friends of Sharp­Brains a 15% dis­count using dis­count codesharp2011

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