Sharp Brains: Brain Fitness and Cognitive Health News

Reinventing Brain Health in the Digital Age (December 6–8, 2016)

The Sharp­Brains Sum­mit is unique in its impres­sive abil­i­ty to unite a diverse col­lec­tion of cut­ting-edge thinkers in a vir­tu­al con­fer­ence that is shared glob­al­ly with­out a hitch.” — Dr. Adam Gaz­za­ley, Direc­tor of the Neu­ro­science Imag­ing Cen­ter at UCSF

The Sum­mit fea­tured over 30 of the world’s top sci­en­tists, inno­va­tors and experts work­ing on ways to rein­vent brain health in light of emerg­ing sci­ence, tech­nol­o­gy, soci­etal needs and mar­ket demand.  Slid­edecks and full record­ings are avail­able here.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a vir­tu­al con­fer­ence? The Sharp­Brains Vir­tu­al Sum­mit is essen­tial­ly just like a phys­i­cal con­fer­ence — reg­is­tered par­tic­i­pants can access all pre­sen­ta­tions, ask press­ing ques­tions, and con­nect with speak­ers and fel­low par­tic­i­pants. The main dif­fer­ence is, NO ONE NEEDS TO TRAVEL.

I can­not par­tic­i­pate live in all ses­sions. Will they be record­ed? Yes, all ses­sions will be record­ed and avail­able at no extra cost to reg­is­tered par­tic­i­pants for a full year after the Sum­mit.

Summit_2016_logo_BrainHow can my orga­ni­za­tion become a Sum­mit Spon­sor or Part­ner? Please con­tact us to dis­cuss details.

Do you offer press pass­es? Yes, please con­tact us with details on your pub­li­ca­tion and idea.

Do you offer CEUs/ CMEs? Sor­ry, we don’t. We do offer a Cer­tifi­cate of Atten­dance to those who request it.

What participants said about previous SharpBrains Virtual Summits

A great way to gath­er cur­rent infor­ma­tion on brain health from a vari­ety of sources and to make new con­nec­tions” — Dr. Cather­ine Madi­son, Direc­tor of the Ray Dol­by Brain Health Cen­ter at Cal­i­for­nia Pacif­ic Med­ical Cen­ter

“I know of no bet­ter resource than the Sharp­Brains Sum­mit to explore the lat­est and what’s next. Excel­lent dis­cus­sions and over­all event.” — Dr. Michael P. O’Donnell,  Edi­tor-In-Chief of the Amer­i­can Jour­nal of Health Pro­mo­tion

An impres­sive vir­tu­al con­vo­ca­tion of lead­ing sci­en­tists and devel­op­ers and adopters of cog­ni­tive enhance­ment tech­nol­o­gy.” — Dr. Robert Bilder, Chief of Med­ical Psy­chol­o­gy-Neu­ropsy­chol­o­gy at UCLA Semel Insti­tute for Neu­ro­science

Kudos for such a fan­tas­tic con­fer­ence. The dis­cus­sion about human vs. arti­fi­cial intel­li­gence and ethics was espe­cial­ly excit­ing.” — Rajiv Pant, Chief Tech­nol­ogy Offi­cer of The New York Times

I was impressed by the for­ward-look­ing yet prac­ti­cal dis­cus­sion about enhanc­ing human per­for­mance. A plea­sure to be involved!” — Dr. Susan Jew­ell, Pres­i­dent of the Inter­na­tional Space Med­i­cine Con­sor­tium

A per­fect way to keep the pulse of 3 key inno­va­tion themes: mobile apps and wear­ables, con­sumer health, and applied neu­ro­science.” — Jack Young, Head of Qual­comm Life Fund

The Sharp­Brains team has done anoth­er fan­tas­tic job, pro­duc­ing the best brain con­fer­ence avail­able today.” — Dhar­ma Singh Khal­sa, MD, Pres­i­dent of the Alzheimer’s Research and Pre­ven­tion Foun­da­tion

Summit’s Steering Committee

Mem­bers of the dis­tin­guished Steer­ing Com­mit­tee help­ing shape the Sum­mit Agen­da include:
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  • Alexan­dra More­house, Chief Mar­ket­ing Offi­cer of Ban­ner Health
  • Álvaro Fer­nán­dez Ibáñez, CEO of Sharp­Brains
  • Anu Acharya, CEO of Map­MyGenome
  • Dr. Bob Bilder, Chief of Med­ical Psy­chol­o­gy & Neu­ropsy­chol­o­gy at UCLA
  • Char­lie Hartwell, Oper­at­ing Part­ner at The Bridge Builders Col­lab­o­ra­tive
  • Dr. Corin­na Lath­an, CEO of Anthro­Tron­ix
  • Dr. Dou­glas Ziedo­nis, Pro­fes­sor and Chair of Psy­chi­a­try at UMass Med­ical School
  • Dr. Eddie Mar­tucci, CEO of Akili Inter­ac­tive Labs
  • Dr. Graeme Mof­fat, VP Sci­en­tif­ic & Reg­u­la­to­ry Affairs at Inter­ax­on
  • Dr. Joshua Stein­er­man, Chief Neu­ro­sci­en­tist at Click Ther­a­peu­tics
  • Dr. Naif Al-Mutawa, Founder of The Soor Cen­ter for Pro­fes­sion­al Ther­a­py and Assess­ment
  • Brig. Gen (Ret.) Pete Palmer, Direc­tor of the EDGE Inno­va­tion Net­work
  • Dr. Peter White­house, Pro­fes­sor of Neu­rol­o­gy at Case West­ern Reserve Uni­ver­si­ty
  • Dr. Randy McIn­tosh, Direc­tor of Baycrest’s Rot­man Research Insti­tute
  • Richard Varn, Direc­tor of the Cen­ter for Advanced Tech­nol­o­gy and Neu­ro­science at Edu­ca­tion­al Test­ing Ser­vice (ETS)
  • Tan Le, Founder and CEO of Emo­tiv