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Upcoming Q&A on the Future of Brain Health to celebrate Brain Awareness Week

Info­graph­ic based on 2011 Sharp­Brains Summit’s Meet­ing Report

Alvaro Fer­nan­dez, co-founder and CEO of Sharp­Brains, has been named a Young Glob­al Leader by the World Eco­nom­ic Forum, an hon­or rec­og­niz­ing the most dis­tin­guished lead­ers under age 40 from around the world.

Mr. Fer­nan­dez will dis­cuss “How to Retool Brain Health for the 21st Cen­tu­ry” via a one-hour vir­tu­al Q&A ses­sion host­ed live at on Fri­day, March 16 from 10 to 11a.m. US East­ern Time. The con­ver­sa­tion will be based on the Meet­ing Report from the 2011 Sharp­Brains Sum­mit, which gath­ered 250+ inno­va­tors world­wide.

The way we do brain health is essen­tial­ly bro­ken,” he said. “We need a new cul­ture and toolk­it to empow­er sharp brains of all ages to take more proac­tive care of their brain.”

The major mes­sage from the 2011 Sharp­Brains Sum­mit was that there is a tremen­dous need to devote suf­fi­cient atten­tion and resources to pre­ven­tive and capac­i­ty-build­ing brain health strate­gies across the lifes­pan, cou­pled with inex­pen­sive and scal­able assess­ments, Fer­nan­dez said.

Tra­di­tion­al edu­ca­tion, health­care, med­ical, insur­ance and neu­rotech­nol­o­gy mod­els will need to adapt to bet­ter serve soci­etal and mar­ket needs in this emerg­ing sce­nario,” he said. “There is a need to reduce the tra­di­tion­al depen­dence on dis­ease-based think­ing.”

Sharp­Brains pro­duces the largest annu­al glob­al and vir­tu­al con­fer­ence in the field. It is now releas­ing an info­graph­ic to sum­ma­rize the meet­ing report fol­low­ing up the 2011 con­fer­ence. The report was co-authored by Alvaro Fer­nan­dez, Luc P. Beau­doin (Simon Fras­er Uni­ver­si­ty), Muki Hansteen-Izo­ra (Intel Corp.), Mar­garet E. Mor­ris (Intel Corp.), Joshua R. Stein­er­man (ProG­evi­ty Neu­ro­science) and Peter J. White­house (Depart­ment of Cog­ni­tive Sci­ence, Case West­ern Reserve Uni­ver­si­ty.)

  • Take-aways from 2011 Sharp­Brains Vir­tu­al Sum­mit: Meet­ing Report, and Info­graph­ic
  • Q&A on the Future of Brain Health: click Here (Fri­day, March 16th, 10–11AM ET)

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