Sharp Brains: Brain Fitness and Cognitive Health News


We invite professional associations, research labs, and media outlets, to become partners of future SharpBrains Summits. Please see details below. If inter­ested, please Con­tact Us.


The Berenson-Allen Center for Noninvasive Brain Stimulation (CNBS) at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School integrates three distinct missions: Research, Education, and Patient Care, in order to optimize and apply noninvasive brain stimulation to health care and research.

The Brain Injury Association of Canada has a mandate to improve the quality of life for all Canadians affected by acquired brain injury and promote it’s prevention. Additionally, BIAC is dedicated to facilitate post-trauma research, education and advocacy in partnership with national, provincial/territorial and regional associations and other stakeholders.

Brain World Magazine explores cutting-edge science for the general reader and how emerging findings can affect human health, culture, education, global issues and more. BRAIN WORLD is published by the International Brain Education Association (IBREA), a nonprofit educational organization.

The Center for Brain Health at the University of Texas at Dallas was created in 1999 to search for ways to promote brain health fitness across the entire human lifespan, encompassing every age, ethnicity, gender, and socioeconomic group. Life-improving studies emphasize both innovative brain research and practical clinical applications.

The Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS) creates information technology solutions for many of our most pressing social, environmental, and health care problems. CITRIS was created to “shorten the pipeline” between world-class laboratory research and the creation of start-ups, larger companies, and whole industries.

The Cen­ter for Tech­nol­ogy and Aging is a non-profit orga­ni­za­tion with a pur­pose to advance the dif­fu­sion of tech­nolo­gies that help older adults lead health­ier lives and main­tain inde­pen­dence. It was founded in 2009 with a grant from The SCAN Foun­da­tion and is affil­i­ated with the Pub­lic Health Institute.

The Inter­na­tional Coun­cil on Active Aging® (ICAA) was founded in the belief that uni­fy­ing the efforts of the orga­ni­za­tions focused on older adults ben­e­fits both the peo­ple they reach and the orga­ni­za­tions them­selves. Today, the vision is shared by over 8,000 orga­ni­za­tions con­nected to the ICAA network.

MaRS Dis­cov­ery Dis­trict is a large scale, mis­sion dri­ven inno­va­tion cen­tre located in Toronto and net­worked across Ontario, focused on build­ing Canada’s next gen­er­a­tion of tech­nol­ogy com­pa­nies in life sci­ences and health care, dig­i­tal media, clean­tech, as well as inno­v­a­tive social pur­pose business.

National Health Charities Canada is a collective of organizations in Canada that represent people with chronic, often progressive, neurological and/or neuromuscular diseases, disorders, conditions and injuries, and provide leadership evaluating and advancing new opportunities for collaboration related to brain health.

OLLI @ Berke­ley pro­vides older adults an intel­lec­tual, cul­tural and cre­ative con­nec­tion to Berke­ley as well as a place for UC-Berkeley’s dis­tin­guished fac­ulty to share their research and inter­ests in an inter­dis­ci­pli­nary exchange of ideas.

The UCSF Gazzaley Lab is a cognitive neuroscience research lab at the University of California, San Francisco focused on studying the neural mechanisms of memory and attention, changes due to normal aging and dementia, and therapeutic interventions.

The UNCG Gerontology Research Network is a cooperative group consisting of UNCG faculty, research staff, and students, formed in 2007 to facilitate and support transdisciplinary aging-related research.

Becoming a Partner

We will

  • display your logo & description in the conference website all materials,
  • mention your organization in press materials,
  • offer 1 complimentary pass for your staff,
  • offer a 15% discount to members of your community/ network,
  • be willing to discuss donations or referral fees for your organization

In return, you promote the Summit through on your website, eNewsletter, publications, media outreach. As a general rule, we are looking for partners with at least 2,000 members/ subscribers.

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Organizations represented in previous Summits include

    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

Previous Summit participants 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