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Rethinking and Retooling Brain Health and Mental Health

We hope you enjoy this slid­edeck sup­port­ing two ses­sions held at the 2019 Sharp­Brains Vir­tu­al Sum­mit: The Future of Brain Health (March 7–9th).  Full record­ings are avail­able for pur­chase here.

8–8.45am. Rethink­ing and Retool­ing Brain Health and Men­tal Health  

  • Dr. Tom Insel, Co-founder and Pres­i­dent of Mind­strong Health and for­mer Direc­tor of the Nation­al Insti­tute of Men­tal Health (NIMH)

9–10.30am. How to detect prob­lems ear­ly: Exam­ples in Alzheimer’s Dis­ease, Parkinson’s, anx­i­ety and PTSD

  • Dr. Sri­jan Sen, Pro­fes­sor of Depres­sion and Neu­ro­sciences at Uni­ver­si­ty of Michi­gan
  • Jan Samzelius, Co-Founder and Chief Sci­en­tist of Neu­raMetrix
  • Dr. Tony Chang, Asso­ciate at Mer­ck Ven­tures
  • Chaired byDr. Dean­na Bel­sky, Asso­ciate at Dol­by Fam­i­ly Ven­tures

Shaping the Future of Mental Health

We hope you enjoy this slid­edeck sup­port­ing two great ses­sions held dur­ing the 2017 Sharp­Brains Vir­tu­al Sum­mit: Brain Health & Enhance­ment in the Dig­i­tal Age (Decem­ber 5–7th, 2017). Read the rest of this entry »

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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Jeff Bezos invests in digital mental health pioneer Mindstrong Health

6 Lit­tle-Known Star­tups Where Jeff Bezos Has Invest­ed Mil­lions (Inc.):

Jeff Bezos is not only the world’s rich­est man, he’s also a very smart investor. That’s espe­cial­ly true when he invests in star­tups. Over the past few years, he’s put mon­ey into sev­er­al new com­pa­nies that turned out to be phe­nom­e­nal­ly suc­cess­ful, includ­ing Airbnb, Uber, Gen­er­al Assem­bly, Maker­Bot, and Look­out.

Where is Bezos putting his mon­ey these days? Into a hand­ful of com­pa­nies you’ve prob­a­bly nev­er heard of. But chances are you will, espe­cial­ly now Read the rest of this entry »

Mixed reactions on the development of digital biomarkers and growth of Mindstrong Health

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(More on the pos­i­tive side, at MIT Tech­nol­o­gy Review) The smart­phone app that can tell you’re depressed before you know it your­self:

There are about 45 mil­lion peo­ple in the US alone with a men­tal ill­ness, and those ill­ness­es and their cours­es of treat­ment can vary tremen­dous­ly. But there is some­thing most of those peo­ple have in com­mon: a smart­phone Read the rest of this entry »

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