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Explore the Future of Public Health & Brain Health with David Bartrés-Faz, PI of the Barcelona Brain Health Initiative

We’re hap­py to announce that David Bartrés-Faz, Prin­ci­pal Inves­ti­ga­tor of the new Barcelona Brain Health Ini­tia­tive, will be speak­ing at the 2017 Sharp­Brains Vir­tu­al Sum­mit (Decem­ber 5–7th).

The Barcelona Brain Health Ini­tia­tive (BBHI) is a new research project pro­mot­ed by the Insti­tut Guttmann, with the sup­port from mem­bers of Har­vard Cat­a­lyst and Har­vard Med­ical School, already recruit­ing over 3,000 healthy vol­un­teers (with­out med­ical diag­no­sis of neu­ro­log­i­cal dis­ease or psy­chi­atric con­di­tion) between 40 and 65 years old. Dur­ing the next few years the BBHI study will study the spe­cif­ic strate­gies that can help to improve brain health:

  • pub­lic health pro­grams to enhance the brain health of entire pop­u­la­tion groups.
  • strate­gies to pre­vent or delay the onset of neu­ro­log­i­cal dis­eases and their con­se­quences.
  • new ther­a­peu­tic alter­na­tives to reduce the dis­abil­i­ty asso­ci­at­ed to dam­ages ner­vous sys­tem.

David Bartrés-Faz is an Asso­ciate Pro­fes­sor at the Depart­ment of Psy­chi­a­try and Clin­i­cal Psy­chobi­ol­o­gy, Fac­ul­ty of Med­i­cine, Uni­ver­si­ty of Barcelona. His research inter­ests are main­ly focused on the study of cog­ni­tive and brain aging and ear­ly stages of demen­tia, using data from neu­ropsy­cho­log­i­cal test­ing, bio­mark­er infor­ma­tion as well as struc­tur­al and func­tion­al MRI and non-inva­sive brain stim­u­la­tion tech­niques (tran­scra­nial mag­net­ic stim­u­la­tion, tran­scra­nial direct cur­rent stim­u­la­tion).

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