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10+ pioneers confirmed to Speak @ 2019 SharpBrains Virtual Summit (May 7–9th)

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We are proud to announce the first wave of con­firmed Speak­ers to share their inno­v­a­tive work and insights at the 2019 Sharp­Brains Vir­tu­al Sum­mit: The Future of Brain Health, to be held May 7–9th, 2019:

Dr. Tom Insel, Co-founder and Pres­i­dent of Mind­strong Health
Dr. Ainslie Hatch, Direc­tor of Dig­i­tal Ther­a­peu­tics at Otsu­ka Phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal
David Klein, CEO of Click Ther­a­peu­tics
Char­lie Hartwell, Oper­at­ing Part­ner at The Bridge Builders Col­lab­o­ra­tive
Louis Gagnon, CEO of Total Brain
Dr. Anna Wexler, sci­ence writer and PI of the Wexler Lab at UPenn
Dr. Eddie Mar­tuc­ci, Founder and CEO of Akili Inter­ac­tive Labs
Ana Maiques, CEO of Neu­ro­electrics
Jan Samzelius, Founder and CEO of Neu­raMetrix
Dr. Peter White­house, Pro­fes­sor of Neu­rol­o­gy at Case West­ern Reserve Uni­ver­si­ty
Kito Toset­ti, CEO of CTF MEG Inter­na­tion­al
Ariel Garten, Founder and Chief Evan­ge­lism Offi­cer of Inter­aX­on
Alvaro Fer­nan­dez, CEO and Edi­tor-in-Chief of Sharp­Brains

We can’t wait to discuss and help shape the Future of Brain Health!

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Imag­ine your smart­phone can detect ear­ly signs of anx­i­ety, depres­sion or Parkinson’s Dis­ease — would you like to know? Who else should know … and not know?

Imag­ine a videogame cleared by the FDA to treat ADHD or sub­stance abuse — how will doc­tors pre­scribe it, patients access it, and insur­ers pay for it?

Imag­ine being respon­si­ble for the health & well­ness of your orga­ni­za­tion — how will you nav­i­gate the grow­ing toolk­it of evi­dence-based inter­ven­tions such as exercise/ meditation/ sleep apps/ cog­ni­tive therapies/ biofeedback/ tDCS?

Imag­ine invest­ing $100 mil­lion to help accel­er­ate brain research and appli­ca­tions — how would you ensure that respon­si­ble devel­op­ment meets wise adop­tion?

Imag­ine a free annu­al brain check-up — who should take it, and how could it help prevent/ delay/ treat cog­ni­tive decline and Alzheimer’s Dis­ease?

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Pear Therapeutics raises $50M to develop and market a portfolio of digital therapeutics for mental health

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Pear Ther­a­peu­tics rakes in $50M to devel­op addi­tion­al dig­i­tal ther­a­peu­tics (Mobi­Health­News):

Boston- and San Fran­cis­co-based Pear Ther­a­peu­tics, mak­er of a pre­scrip­tion dig­i­tal ther­a­peu­tic plat­form, announced today the clo­sure of $50 mil­lion in Series B fund­ing. The round was led by Sin­ga­pore-based invest­ment com­pa­ny Temasek, with par­tic­i­pa­tion from return­ing investors 5AM Ven­tures, Arbore­tum Ven­tures, and JAZZ Ven­ture Part­ners, as well as new part­ners Novar­tis, EDBI, and the Bridge Builder’s Col­lab­o­ra­tive Read the rest of this entry »

Survey of key scientific, technological and investment trends revolutionizing Brain Health in our Digital Age

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Last year I got very inter­est­ed in the func­tion­ing of the human brain and the sci­ence behind mind­ful­ness and learn­ing [1], so was quite excit­ed  to attend the Sharp­Brains Vir­tu­al Sum­mit [2] in Decem­ber, indulging in the lat­est trends in applied neu­ro­science and dig­i­tal inno­va­tion.

The Sum­mit focused on the theme of rein­vent­ing brain health in the dig­i­tal age, and brought togeth­er lead­ing researchers, entre­pre­neurs, financiers and pol­i­cy­mak­ers pas­sion­ate with the mis­sion of mov­ing neu­ro­science and cog­ni­tive research from sci­ence labs towards appli­ca­tions in Health, Well­ness and Edu­ca­tion. Here’s a sum­ma­ry of the many things I dis­cov­ered. Read the rest of this entry »

The latest from Bridge Builders Collaborative, the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology and the Canadian Centre for Aging and Brain Health Innovation

Dur­ing Expo Day select­ed Sum­mit Part­ners and Spon­sors show­cased their lat­est ini­tia­tives and solu­tions.

  • Char­lie Hartwell, Oper­at­ing Part­ner at The Bridge Builders Col­lab­o­ra­tive, pre­sent­ed an Overview of the Mind Train­ing Space.
  • Dr. Bob Bilder, Chief of Med­ical Psy­chol­o­gy & Neu­ropsy­chol­o­gy at UCLA, announced the Dis­rup­tive Tech­nol­o­gy Ini­tia­tive by the Amer­i­can Acad­e­my of Clin­i­cal Neu­ropsy­chol­o­gy (AACN).
  • Ron Riesen­bach, Man­ag­ing Direc­tor of the Cana­di­an Cen­tre for Aging and Brain Health Inno­va­tion (CC-ABHI), dis­cussed Spark and three oth­er new fund­ing pro­grams.

These pre­sen­ta­tions took place at the 2016 Sharp­Brains Vir­tu­al Sum­mit: Rein­vent­ing Brain Health in the Dig­i­tal Age (Decem­ber 6–8th, 2016).

Expo Day this Thursday, December 8th to showcase latest brain health innovation by leading developers, universities, and practitioners

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Heads-up: Dur­ing Expo Day (this Thurs­day, Decem­ber 8th) sev­er­al great Part­ners and Spon­sors of the 2016 Sharp­Brains Vir­tu­al Sum­mit will show­case their lat­est ini­tia­tives and solu­tions.

This is the sched­ule of activities–we hope you can join us!

8.30–9am. Char­lie Hartwell, Oper­at­ing Part­ner at The Bridge Builders Col­lab­o­ra­tive, will present an Overview of the Mind Train­ing Space.

9–9.30am. Dr. Bob Bilder, Chief of Med­ical Psy­chol­o­gy & Neu­ropsy­chol­o­gy at UCLA, will announce the Dis­rup­tive Tech­nol­o­gy Ini­tia­tive by the Amer­i­can Acad­e­my of Clin­i­cal Neu­ropsy­chol­o­gy (AACN).

9.30–10am. Ron Riesen­bach, Man­ag­ing Direc­tor of the Cana­di­an Cen­tre for Aging and Brain Health Inno­va­tion (CC-ABHI), will present Spark and three oth­er new fund­ing pro­grams.

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