Sharp Brains: Brain Fitness and Cognitive Health News


Gold Sponsors

Intel Sponsors of Tomorrow™ believes that technology makes life more exciting and can help improve the lives of people around the world. In healthcare, Intel consults with industry influencers and government policy makers to ensure widespread adoption of the open standards, interoperable systems, and people-centered policies that are critical for shifting the healthcare model and enabling a wide range of innovative products, each designed to improve the way patients and clinicians use information to improve health.

Lumos Labs is a cognitive neuroscience research and development company that builds software tools for improving brain health and performance. is the first general brain fitness program from Lumos Labs. Specialized in creating innovative applications of the latest developments in brain science in order to help people lead better lives, Lumos Labs has been consistently focused on researching and developing effective cognitive training applications, including working closely with a Scientific Advisory Board of leading researchers from institutions such as Stanford and UCSF.

Silver Sponsors

Arrowsmith ProgramThe Arrowsmith Program,  avail­able in pub­lic and pri­vate schools in  the U.S. and Canada, is a com­pre­hen­sive suite of cog­ni­tive pro­grams for stu­dents with learn­ing dis­abil­i­ties that tar­gets 19 areas of the brain that are most com­monly involved in learn­ing. The Arrow­smith Pro­gram iden­ti­fies and strength­ens the weak cog­ni­tive areas that affect learn­ing and each stu­dent works on cog­ni­tive pro­grams that are indi­vid­u­ally designed for his or her areas of learn­ing dif­fi­culty.

Bay­crest, fully affil­i­ated with the Uni­ver­sity of Toronto, is one of the world’s pre­mier aca­d­e­mic health sci­ences cen­ters focused on aging. Through its strengths in research and edu­ca­tion, Bay­crest is using the power of inquiry and dis­cov­ery to improve the health of tomorrow’s elderly while at the same time care for and enhance the qual­ity of life of the elderly today. Bay­crest runs a Geri­atric Health Care Sys­tem, a Research Cen­tre for Aging and the Brain, and a Cen­tre for Edu­ca­tion on Aging.

Brain Resource brings new insights and new efficiencies to managing brain health. Its proprietary platforms are used to predict who will best respond to what drug, and develop new drugs, to provide objective reports from on-line assessments of brain health across the lifespan (including ADHD, Depression, Anxiety and Schizophrenia), and to match individualized profiles with brain training exercises & interactive videos to optimize wellness & brain function.

Cogmed is a leader in the emerging field of evidence-based cognitive training.  Cogmed is a Pearson company founded in Stockholm, Sweden, in 2001, as a collaboration between neuroscientists at the Karolinska Institute and game developers. Cogmed creates, validates, and markets products which are distributed and supported by over a hundred clinical practices worldwide and that can lead to substantial and lasting improvements in attention for people with poor working memory – in all age groups.

Cog­niFit offers personalized brain fit­ness pro­grams grounded on an ini­tial base­line assess­ment of the cog­ni­tive abil­i­ties that are most affected by aging. Its patented Individualized Training System ™ then creates a training program that continuously adapts to the user’s current cognitive level. The company offers its product via multiple partnerships in North America, Europe, Israel and Asia Pacific.

Posit Sci­ence is a leader in deliv­er­ing clin­i­cally proven brain fit­ness soft­ware that brings brain sci­ence from the lab to the peo­ple, improv­ing every­day lives. The com­pany com­bines break­through research and a focus on great cus­tomer expe­ri­ences to cre­ate prod­ucts that are engag­ing and help users think faster, focus bet­ter and remem­ber more. Posit Sci­ence prod­ucts are avail­able online and through health, long-term care and auto insur­ers. Posit Sci­ence is also fea­tured in the PBS doc­u­men­tary “The Brain Fit­ness Program.”

UCLA Center on Aging‘s mission is to enhance and extend productive and healthy life through community outreach, preeminent research and education on aging. With interdisciplinary support from foremost specialists, the Center builds on UCLA’s recognized excellence in care of older adults: U.S. News and World Report has named UCLA’s geriatrics program one of the top in America for 20 years.

Becoming a Sponsor

We offer two Sponsorship Packages, outlined in this 2011 Summit Sponsorship brochure (opens PDF) and summarized below. If interested, please Contact Us.

Silver Sponsor Package……………………………………………… $5,000
• Logo, description and link in conference website
• 30-minute product demo during Expo Day, Friday, April 1st
• 3 staff members get complimentary Summit Passes and 2011 Membership in SharpBrains Council for Brain Fitness Innovation
• Official listing in all conference materials
• SharpBrains press, marketing, and public relations outreach

Gold Sponsor Package……………………………………….…….. $10,000
• Prominent logo, description and link in conference website, and logo with link in’s main website (with over 85,000 unique monthly visitors on average)
• Prominent sponsored message in main SharpBrains’ eNewsletter (sent to 28,000 active subscribers)
• Thank you mention at the opening of the conference
• 30-minute Product demo/ sponsored presentation during conference itself (before Expo Day)
• Full-page color ad in the Summit Program Book
• 5 staff members get complimentary complimentary Summit passes and 2011 Membership in SharpBrains Council for Brain Fitness Innovation
• Official listing in all conference materials
• SharpBrains press, marketing, and public relations outreach

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Agenda at-a-glance

Market Insights - Wednesday, March 30th

  • Welcome Remarks
  • The Innovation Imperative: Meeting Growing Demands at Lower Costs
  • Anticipating Future Demands of Savvy Consumers
  • Protecting and Developing Young Minds
  • A Workplace Health & Productivity Case Study — From Lab to Rollout
  • Cognitive Services for Active Aging: What a Brain Gym Looks Like

R&D Insights - Thursday, March 31st:

  • The NIH Toolbox for Assess­ment of Neu­ro­log­i­cal and Behav­ioral Func­tion
  • Past, Present and Future of Applied Neuroplasticity
  • Cognitive Monitoring Systems: The Missing Link to Drive Better Lifelong Brain Care?
  • The Busi­ness Case — Scal­ing up Cost-efficient Sys­tems to Extend Wellness and Mod­u­lat­e Risks
  • Beyond the Controversy - Defining “Brain Training” and its Applications
  • The State of Innovation and Emerging Marketplace
  • What's Next - Standardizing Outcomes to Drive Valuable Innovation

Expo Day - Friday, April 1st

  • From Lab to Marketplace: How Science Reaches Users
  • Lumos Labs Presentation
  • Brain Resource Presentation
  • Cogmed Presentation
  • Baycrest Presentation
  • CogniFit Presentation
  • Posit Science Presentation

Detailed Agenda: Here

Speaker Bios: Here

Organizations represented in 2010 included

    Alegent Health Immanuel Medical Center
    Allstate Insurance
    Alzheimer's Association
    Bon Secours New York Health System
    Brain Injury Association of America
    Campbell Soup Company
    Clinton Global Initiative
    Greenville Hospital System
    Harvard Business Review
    HealthComm Inc.
    Human Dimension Taskforce, US Army
    Institute For The Future
    Johnson & Johnson
    Los Angeles County Dept of Public Health
    McGovern Institute of Neurotechnology, MIT
    National Resource Ctr. Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes
    Nutrition Science Solutions
    One Laptop Per Child
    OptumHealth Behavioral Solutions
    Piedmont Gardens
    Procter & Gamble
    Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
    Stanford University
    Sun Microsystems
    UC Berkeley
    UnitedHealth Group
    Winter Park Health Foundation
    Workers' Compensation Regulatory Authority

Participants in 2010 included

Biomedical Engineers
Digital Media professionals
Game publishers
Healthcare technologists
Marketing Executives
Medical Students
Non profit board members
Occupational Therapists
Pharmaceutical Executives
Post doctorate researchers
Professors and Researchers
Scientific Publishers
Social Workers
Speech Pathologists
Talent management/HR
Wellness professionals


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Arrowsmith School

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