We need a different, two-pronged approach to address the Brain Health for Life challenge: instead of trying to treat diseases, we need to focus on promoting brain health, educate and empower the public to adopt lifelong healthy lifestyles in order to minimize the risk of developing psychiatric and neurological diseases. In parallel, we need to gain a deeper understanding of brain resilience and its mechanisms, to be able to design interventions to promote it and delay the onset of clinical manifestations of disease and the consequent disability.
Here, we aim to promote a global ecosystem that engages multiple relevant stakeholders, brings together and adds value to existing efforts, disseminates knowledge, educates and empowers the public, and grows the leaders of tomorrow by analyzing modifiable lifestyles as nutrition, sleep, exercise, social or psychological factors, among others, and promoting brain resilience and reserve.
When & How: December 15–16th, online.
What: Check out the Agenda Here, and Register Here. There’s a call for innovators to submit pitch proposals by November 9th Here — Applications must describe studies or technologies on neurology, central nervous system, psychologic/psychiatric disorders or to promote brain health, from academics or start-ups.
Who: This short course is part of ToHealth program, an EIT Health activity. The course is organized by Biocat, Institut Guttmann and “la Caixa” Foundation, with the collaboration of the Institute of Neurosciences of the Universitat de Barcelona, Meditecnologia and Medicen Paris, under the framework of B·Debate. Confirmed Speakers include:
- Álvaro Pascual-Leone
- Arthur Kramer
- Lars Nyberg
- Michael Valenzuela
- Álvaro Fernández