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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).

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.

–> To learn more about the 2016 Sharp­Brains Vir­tu­al Sum­mit, and to access slid­edecks and record­ings, please click Here.

Both Important and Urgent: Getting ready to serve the Cognitive & Brain Health needs of an Aging Population

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On 8 Decem­ber 2016, Ron Riesen­bach, Man­ag­ing Direc­tor of the Cana­di­an Cen­tre for Aging and Brain Health Inno­va­tion (CC-ABHI), had the unique plea­sure of pre­sent­ing to a glob­al inno­va­tion com­mu­ni­ty through the Sharp­Brains Vir­tu­al Con­fer­ence. The unique nature of the ful­ly on-line for­mat allowed him to share CC-ABHI’s vision and pro­gram news, as well as learn from Read the rest of this entry »

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.

Read the rest of this entry »

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.

About SharpBrains

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