The future (of brain health) is already here. It’s just not evenly distributed

We are pleased to announce two new resources for all pro­fes­sion­als, researchers, devel­op­ers, inno­va­tors and deci­sion-mak­ers in the field of brain health and cog­ni­tive fit­ness who are inter­est­ed in bet­ter track­ing and shap­ing the future that is already here.

First of all, we have opened up a “Friends of” pro­fes­sion­al net­work­ing group on LinkedIn. If you are already a LinkedIn mem­ber, you can join the 377 exist­ing mem­bers by click­ing Here.

Sec­ond, reg­is­tered par­tic­i­pants for the upcom­ing 2011 Sharp­Brains Sum­mit (March 30 — April 1st) can now con­nect with each oth­er and with speak­ers, as well as access 10 exclu­sive Inno­va­tion Case Stud­ies pre­pared by the Win­ners and Final­ists of the 2010 Brain Fit­ness Inno­va­tion Awards.

Ordered by approx­i­mate age group of the tar­get pop­u­la­tion, from chil­dren to old­er adults, those 10 Case Stud­ies avail­able today dis­cuss inno­va­tion hap­pen­ing across the lifes­pan at:

  • Arrow­smith Program
  • USA Hock­ey
  • Nation­wide Mutu­al Insurance
  • Uni­ver­sity Behav­ioral HealthCare
  • All­state
  • AAA Foun­da­tion for Traf­fic Safety
  • Saint Luke’s Brain and Stroke Institute
  • Oak­land Uni­fied School District
  • Men­tal Health Asso­ci­a­tion of Rock­land County
  • SCAN Health Plan

Each case study out­lines the fol­low­ing six elements:

  1. New Approach: ratio­nale for inno­va­tion and for selec­tion of tar­get pop­u­la­tion and tools/ solutions
  2. Ben­e­fits: intend­ed ben­e­fits for end users, process in place to mea­sure ben­e­fits over time, and an update of results so far
  3. Busi­ness Case: the “busi­ness case” that served to jus­ti­fy the initiative
  4. Obsta­cles: main obsta­cles and con­straints faced dur­ing implementation
  5. Scal­a­bil­i­ty: key steps and resources that would be required to reach 100 times the num­ber of end users
  6. Lessons learned: top three lessons learned that may apply to oth­er orga­ni­za­tions seek­ing to repli­cate initiative

Please note that most of the Project Lead­ers involved in those 10 inno­v­a­tive, for­ward-look­ing, ini­tia­tives will be Speak­ing and/ or Par­tic­i­pat­ing at the 2011 Sharp­Brains Sum­mit, so we encour­age you to Learn More and Reg­is­ter at the 2011 Sharp­Brains Sum­mit web­site. Once you reg­is­ter, you will gain access to those 10 Inno­va­tion Case Stud­ies (a detailed 30-page PDF document).

We hope you can join us!

PS1: the title of this post men­tions a quote attrib­uted to sci­ence-fic­tion writer William Ford Gibson

PS2: 2011 Sum­mit Ear­ly-bird reg­is­tra­tion rates end on Feb­ru­ary 18th, with sub­stan­tial sav­ings avail­able. And you get an addi­tion­al 15% dis­count by enter­ing dis­count code: sharp2011

About SharpBrains

SHARPBRAINS is an independent think-tank and consulting firm providing services at the frontier of applied neuroscience, health, leadership and innovation.
SHARPBRAINS es un think-tank y consultoría independiente proporcionando servicios para la neurociencia aplicada, salud, liderazgo e innovación.

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