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Meet these generous Sponsors of the 2016 SharpBrains Virtual Summit — Thank you!

These are the world-class organizations whose support made the 2016 SharpBrains Virtual Summit possible — Please join us in thanking them for their work and great contributions to brain health and innovation!

arpfThe 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 based on lifestyle tools such as yoga, meditation and nutrition.

Arrowsmith ProgramThe 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.

baycrestBaycrest, fully affiliated with the University of Toronto, is one of the world’s premier academic health sciences centers focused on aging. 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.

BrainBaseline is the first iPad application for measuring how well your brain works. Developed by Digital Artefacts, it helps users worldwide understand how demographic factors and leisure activities impact overall brain health. Its new BrainBaseline Lab helps accelerate cognitive research. The apps, which includes dozens of tests, can be downloaded free on the iTunes store.

The Canadian Centre for Aging and Brain Health Innovation (CC-ABHI) is a solution accelerator for the aging and brain health sector. Its focus is to facilitate the improvement of the patient experience for older adults living with dementia by fostering ground-breaking collaborations among leading global innovators and seniors’ care organizations in North America and around the world, by providing funding support to leading global innovators and seniors’ care organizations.

EMOTIV is a bioinformatics company advancing understanding of the human brain using electroencephalography (EEG). Our mission is to empower individuals to understand their own brain and accelerate brain research globally.

MindMaze has developed a breakthrough platform to build intuitive human machine interfaces combining virtual reality (VR), computer graphics, brain imaging & neuroscience, enabling exciting new applications in gaming, brain machine control, and healthcare.

Scientific Brain Training (SBT), is a leading group combining cognitive sciences and new technologies to serve organizations and individuals. Their solutions include tools for health care professionals to facilitate rehabilitation and cognitive stimulation programs for large insurance and pharmaceutical companies.

The Watson Centre for Brain Health has a mission to improve the lives of people who have suffered traumatic or acquired brain injury, or concussions. Therapies involved include a combination of the world-renowned Arrowsmith Program, mindfulness, and meditation to help clients increase brain function.

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Thank you, Summit Speakers, Participants and Sponsors!

What a fantastic, diverse, stimulating, forward-looking Summit we enjoyed last week. Thank you so much, everyone, for your participation and contributions!!

Special thanks go to the organizations at the leading edge who supported this unique event as Sponsors:

Gold Sponsors

arpf

The Alzheimer’s Research and Prevention Foundation (ARPF), established in 1993, is dedicated to reducing the incidence of Alzheimer’s disease by conducting clinical research and providing educational outreach.

FitBrains_webFit Brains is a cutting-edge, brain-training program brought to you by Rosetta Stone, a premier learning company with leading products used by schools, business and government organizations, and millions of individuals around the world.

Silver Sponsors

AAAFoundation

The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety was founded in 1947 by AAA to identify traffic safety problems, foster research that seeks solutions and disseminate information and educational materials.

Arrowsmith ProgramThe 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 that are most commonly involved in learning.

CC-ABHI_BaycrestBaycrest, fully affiliated with the University of Toronto, is one of the world’s premier academic health sciences centers focused on aging, and will host the new $100m+ Canadian Centre for Aging and Brain Health Innovation.

BrainBaseline is the first iPad application for measuring how well your brain works. Developed by Digital Artefacts, it helps users worldwide understand how demographic factors and leisure activities impact overall brain health.

Lumosity

Lumosity is a leading brain training company with more than 70 million members from 180 countries. Founded in 2005 and launched in 2007, Lumosity offers more than 40 games that are designed to challenge core cognitive abilities. Lumosity’s games are based on neuroscience, with continuing independent third-party studies being conducted by researchers at academic institutions around the world.

Bronze Sponsors

brainHQ

brainHQ is a brain training system built by Posit Science to help people be at their best throughout their lives. Their team of experts designs, tests, and refines online exercises that effectively address cognitive issues related to healthy aging and other conditions.

CogniFit is a healthcare company specialized in brain fitness software. Since 1999, the firm has designed and developed computerized cognitive assessments and online brain training applications.

Peak, founded by a group of individuals from Google, Amazon and EA who believe in reinventing education through mobile, games and science. Lead by neuroscientists and cognitive learning experts, Peak develops mobile apps that enables users worldwide to improve their cognitive skills for a healthier, sharper life.

Thank You, Leading Sponsors @ 2015 SharpBrains Virtual Summit

Please join us in thanking these leading organizations for supporting the upcoming  2015 Sharp­Brains Vir­tual Sum­mit (November 17-19th).

In alphabetical order, our heartfelt appreciation goes to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, the Alzheimer’s Research and Prevention Foundation, the Arrowsmith Program, Baycrest, BrainBaseline, CogniFit, Peak and Rosetta Stone (and more to follow). Thank you!

Gold Sponsors

 

arpfThe Alzheimer’s Research and Prevention Foundation (ARPF), established in 1993, is dedicated to reducing the incidence of Alzheimer’s disease by conducting clinical research and providing educational outreach.

RosettaStoneRosetta Stone Inc. (NYSE:RST) is dedicated to changing the way the world learns. The company’s innovative technology-driven language, reading and brain-fitness solutions are used by thousands of schools, businesses, government organizations and millions of individuals around the world.

Silver Sponsors

AAAFoundationThe AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety was founded in 1947 by AAA to conduct research to address growing highway safety issues. The organization’s mission is to identify traffic safety problems, foster research that seeks solutions and disseminate information and educational materials.

Arrowsmith ProgramThe 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.

baycrestBaycrest, fully affiliated with the University of Toronto, is one of the world’s premier academic health sciences centers focused on aging, and will host the new $100m+ Canadian Centre for Aging and Brain Health Innovation.

BrainBaseline is the first iPad application for measuring how well your brain works. Developed by Digital Artefacts, a team of highly skilled computer scientists, artists, and engineers, it helps users understand how leisure activities impact overall brain health.

Bronze Sponsors

CogniFit is a healthcare company specialized in brain fitness software. We design and develop computerized cognitive assessments and online brain training applications.

Peak, lead by neuroscientists and cognitive learning experts, develops mobile apps that enables users worldwide to improve their cognitive skills for a healthier, sharper life.

Dharma Singh Khalsa: Why are yoga and meditation often overlooked for healthy brain aging?

Dharma Singh Khalsa, MD

Dharma Singh Khalsa, MD

What is your current job title and organization, and what excites you the most about working there?
As the Founding President and Medical Director of the Alzheimer’s Research and Prevention Foundation (ARPF), what excites me leading the way in cutting edge research on the beneficial, anti-aging effects of yoga and meditation on cellular health, brain function and, specifically, memory.

Please tell us about your interest in applied brain science. What areas are you most interested in? What motivated you to pursue work in your field?
What interests me the most is how life style influences brain health during aging. What motivated me was my lifelong interest in holistic medicine and my 35 years of practice and study of stress, meditation, and memory. Read the rest of this entry »

The 2012 SharpBrains Virtual Summit Continues…

“Third time’s the charm”…this is being our best Summit, content and technology-wise, so THANK YOU to all participants for excellent talks, questions and discussions last week. We hope you enjoyed the sessions as much as we did!

Please remember that the SharpBrains Virtual Summit continues this week: Read the rest of this entry »

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