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An amazing ecosystem for brain health & enhancement: Announcing 12 Sponsors and Partners @ 2017 SharpBrains Virtual Summit

With 12 weeks to go, we’re excited to announce some incredible sponsors and partners fully on board to support and ensure an excellent 2017 SharpBrains Virtual Summit (December 5-7th).

Let’s give a major shout-out and huge thank you to the following 2017 Sponsors and Partners:

Gold Sponsors

AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, social welfare organization with a membership of nearly 38 million that helps people turn their goals and dreams into real possibilities, strengthens communities and fights for the issues that matter most to families. Its Global Council on Brain Health (GCBH), founded in collaboration with Age UK, is an independent collaborative created to provide trusted information on how to maintain and improve brain health.

VieLight has a mission to engineer and commercialize non-invasive devices harnessing photobiomodulation that are safe and effective, easy to use and affordable – all to truly help improve one’s quality of life. Officially incorporated in Canada in 2011, Vielight’s footprint currently covers North America, Europe, Australia and more.

Silver Sponsors

arpf

The Alzheimer’s Research and Prevention Foundation (ARPF) is dedicated to reducing the incidence of Alzheimer’s disease by conducting clinical research and providing educational outreach. Established in 1993, its mission is to make available information to empower people to build healthy brains, including its new Brain Longevity Therapy Training.

Arrowsmith Program

The Arrowsmith Program, available in public and private schools in the U.S., Canada, Australia and New Zealand 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.

Banner Health is one of the largest nonprofit health systems in the USA, employing more than 50,000 dedicated and caring staff members in 29 hospitals and other settings, including home care and hospice, research facilities, long-term care, nursing registries, surgery centers, physician clinics and practices, laboratories and rehabilitation services.

Lumosity

Lumosity was founded to help people keep their brains challenged thanks to a simple online tool allowing anyone to train core cognitive abilities. From neuroscience to visual art, they combine diverse disciplines to create engaging brain training programs and, through the Human Cognition Project, they collaborate with over 100 leading researchers, clinicians and teachers from institutions around the world.

Partners

If your organization would like to get involved as a Summit Sponsor or Partner, there’s still time and a few opportunities remaining! Please check details here and contact us.

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Dr. Tom Insel and 12 other world-class brain experts confirmed to Speak @ 2017 SharpBrains Virtual Summit (December 5-7th, 2017)

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We are proud to share what’s already shaping up to be a quite spectacular and unique Speaking Roster at the 2017 SharpBrains Virtual Summit, starting with Thomas R. lnsel, MD, a psychiatrist, neuroscientist, and currently a co-founder and President of Mindstrong Health. From 2002-2015, Dr. Insel served as Director of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), Read the rest of this entry »

Update: The Neurotech Revolution Could Lead To ‘Frankenstein’ Brains. Here’s How We Avoid It

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Time for SharpBrains’ August e-newsletter, this time starting with a conversation whose time has come…

New thinking:

Year 2030, your college-age daughter, who has normal hearing, has been pounding on you to get the latest hearing aid that allows one to cancel out noise on demand, amplify selected ambient conversations at will, and can easily connect to the music store. Should you buy one for her? Maybe you should buy one not only for her, but also for you as you enter your 60s? Keep reading The Neurotech Revolution Could Lead To ‘Frankenstein’ Brains. Here’s How We Avoid It

New research:

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Upcoming events (and discount codes):

 

Have a great September!

 

The SharpBrains Team

AARP survey finds most common barrier for adults to add more mentally-stimulating activities: Knowing where to start

2017 AARP Cognitive Activity and Brain Health Survey (AARP Research):

“AARP conducted a study of adults age 40+ to characterize participation in cognitively stimulating activities (CSAs)…Key findings include: Read the rest of this entry »

November 3rd in Vancouver: How to Optimize Brain Health at Any Age

BrainFitnessLifecycleQuick heads-up: Our Founder and Editor-in-Chief Alvaro Fernandez will give a talk in Vancouver, Canada, on November 3rd, 6:30-8pm. Read the rest of this entry »

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