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BrainFutures 2017: September 6–7th in Washington, DC

What: Brain­Fu­tures 2017 is a one-and-a-half-day con­fer­ence fea­tur­ing renowned lead­ers shar­ing research-to-prac­tice inno­va­tion to opti­mize brain health and trans­form men­tal health care. Keynote speak­ers include Dr. Nor­man Doidge, Dr. Alvaro Pas­cual-Leone, Dr. John Ratey, Dr. Adam Gaz­za­ley, Alvaro Fer­nan­dez, and more. CE cred­its are avail­able.

Where: Gay­lord Nation­al Resort (Wash­ing­ton, D.C.)

When: Sep­tem­ber 6–7, 2017 

Why: Until recent­ly, sci­en­tists believed that brain devel­op­ment came to a halt dur­ing adult­hood. Today we know that our brains are con­stant­ly chang­ing through­out our lives and form­ing new path­ways in response to our envi­ron­ment, actions, think­ing and emo­tions. This is good news for all of us, whether we want to improve learn­ing out­comes for kids, main­tain sharp think­ing as we age, opti­mize func­tion­ing at work or enhance treat­ment for a men­tal health or sub­stance use prob­lem.

Break­throughs in under­stand­ing of brain plas­tic­i­ty have spurred new direc­tions in neu­ro­science research, pro­duc­ing a wide range of prac­ti­cal appli­ca­tions through the use of:

  • games, apps and com­put­er-assist­ed learn­ing
  • mag­net­ic and elec­tri­cal med­ical devices
  • new med­ica­tion and ther­a­pies
  • mind­ful­ness prac­tice, diet and exer­cise

–> To Learn More, check out con­fer­ence agen­da HERE, and reg­is­ter HERE.

The Con­fer­ence in Con­text:

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