Please consider joining us at SharpBrains’ upcoming virtual conference (November 17–19th), which will include this fantastic session:
Tuesday November 17th, 10.00 — 11.30am. How to measure and improve brain-based outcomes that matter in health care.
Pioneers advancing health research, prevention and treatment will help us understand emerging best practices where targeted assessments and interventions can transfer into significant health and quality of life outcomes.
- Chair: Dr. Dharma Singh Khalsa, President of the Alzheimer’s Research and Prevention Foundation
- Dr. Madeleine S Goodkind, staff psychologist at New Mexico VA Health Care System
- Michael Meagher, President of Cogniciti
- Chris Berka, CEO and Co-Founder of Advanced Brain Monitoring (ABM)
- Dr Tej Tadi, Founder and CEO of MindMaze
You can check out their bios below.
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Dr. Dharma Singh Khalsa, President of the Alzheimer’s Research and Prevention Foundation
Dharma Singh Khalsa, M.D. is the President and Medical Director of the Alzheimer’s Research and Prevention Foundation. Dr. Khalsa graduated from Creighton University School of Medicine in 1975, and received his postgraduate training in anesthesiology at the University of California, San Francisco where he was chief resident. He is also a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles Medical Acupuncture for Physicians Program, and has studied mind/body medicine at Harvard Medical School ‘s Mind/Body Medical Institute. Dr. Khalsa is board certified in anesthesiology and pain management.
Dr. Madeleine S Goodkind, staff psychologist at New Mexico VA Health Care System
Madeleine Goodkind is a staff psychologist at the New Mexico VA Health Care System and an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. Her clinical work focuses on treating veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder. She has published scientific articles on emotional and neurobiological underpinnings of psychiatric and neurological conditions and on transdiagnostic processes in psychiatric illnesses. She completed her PhD in clinical psychology and a postdoctoral fellowship at the Palo Alto VA and Stanford University School of Medicine. Her latest published study is Identification of a Common Neurobiological Substrate for Mental Illness.
Michael Meagher, President of Cogniciti
Michael Meagher runs Cogniciti, the cognitive health spin-off from research center and hospital Baycrest up in Ontario, Canada. His experience has been a mix of serial entrepreneur and corporate executive. His career began with a 9‑year stint in Procter & Gamble, and continued by running 5 successful business services firms where he helped create more than 3,000 net new jobs. Michael has been a lecturer at the Ivey School of Business, co-authored a book on environmental marketing, managed a successful federal election campaign, chaired and served on numerous Boards, and received multiple awards from the Young Presidents Organization.
Chris Berka, CEO and Co-Founder of Advanced Brain Monitoring (ABM)
Chris has over 25 years experience managing clinical research and developing and commercializing new technologies, is co-inventor of eleven patented and 14 patent-pending technologies, and served as the principal investigator or co-investigator for grants & contracts awarded by the National Institutes of Health, DARPA, ONR and NSF that provided more than $30 million of research funds to ABM. She received her BA with distinction in Psychology/Biology at Ohio State University and completed graduate studies in Neuroscience at UCSD.
Dr Tej Tadi, Founder and CEO of MindMaze
Dr Tej Tadi, a neuroscientist, founded MindMaze in 2011 to develop technologies that help patients recover from brain injuries. Last year his company successfully launched devices, which use virtual reality, brain imaging and gaming technologies to retrain the brain in stroke victims. MindMaze is now developing solutions for spinal cord injury and amputee patients. Tej is an Electronics Engineer and pursued an advanced master in Virtual Reality & Computer Graphics at The Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), Switzerland. In 2015 he was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.