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How will the Clinicians, Patients and Consumers of the Future ensure appropriate use of brain enhancement methods encompassing lifestyle, supplements, brain training, meditation, bio/ neurofeedback, tDCS and more?

How will the Clin­i­cians, Patients and Con­sumers of the Future ensure appro­pri­ate use of brain enhance­ment meth­ods encom­pass­ing lifestyle, sup­ple­ments, brain train­ing, med­i­ta­tion, bio/ neu­ro­feed­back, tDCS and more? (record­ing requires reg­is­tra­tion; view slid­edeck above or Here)

  • Dr. Eddie Mar­tuc­ci, Co-Founder and CEO of Akili Inter­ac­tive Labs
  • Dr. Anna Wexler, sci­ence writer, film­mak­er and post­doc fel­low at the Depart­ment of Med­ical Ethics and Health Pol­i­cy at UPenn’s Perel­man School of Med­i­cine
  • Dr. Olivi­er Oul­li­er, Pres­i­dent of EMOTIV 
  • Dr. Peter Rein­er, Co-Founder of the Nation­al Core for Neu­roethics at the Uni­ver­si­ty of British Colum­bia
  • Chaired byDr. Ali­son Fen­ney, Exec­u­tive Direc­tor of the Neu­rotech­nol­o­gy Indus­try Orga­ni­za­tion (NIO)

Slid­edeck above sup­port­ed ses­sion held dur­ing the 2017 Sharp­Brains Vir­tu­al Sum­mit: Brain Health & Enhance­ment in the Dig­i­tal Age (Decem­ber 5–7th).

Thank you, Partners @ 2017 SharpBrains Virtual Summit, for helping shape Brain Health & Enhancement in the Digital Age!

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Thank you very much, great Sum­mit Part­ners, for sup­port­ing the 2017 Sharp­Brains Vir­tu­al Sum­mit tak­ing place next week (Dec. 5–7th) and gath­er­ing 50+ Speak­ers and 200+ par­tic­i­pants work­ing on ways to enhance brain health and per­for­mance in the dig­i­tal age!

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Learn more & Reserve your Spot HERE

(10%-off pro­mo code for Sharp­Brains read­ers: sharp2017)

Meet 40 Experts and Innovators shaping Brain Health & Enhancement on December 5–7th, at the 2017 SharpBrains Virtual Summit

We are proud to announce these 40 con­firmed Sum­mit Speak­ers, Chairs and Judges at the 2017 Sharp­Brains Vir­tu­al Sum­mit on Decem­ber 5–7th. What an incred­i­ble brain trust shap­ing the future of brain health and enhance­ment!

Here are just a few:

Dr. Adam Gazzaley, Professor of Neurology and Founding Director of Neuroscape at UCSF

Dr. Gaz­za­ley is a fac­ul­ty mem­ber in the Neu­rol­o­gy, Phys­i­ol­o­gy and Psy­chi­a­try depart­ments, and Direc­tor of a cog­ni­tive neu­ro­science lab­o­ra­to­ry con­duct­ing research on the neur­al mech­a­nisms of atten­tion and mem­o­ry. Dr. Gaz­za­ley is also co-founder and Chief Sci­ence Advi­sor of Akili Inter­ac­tive Labs, a com­pa­ny devel­op­ing ther­a­peu­tic video games, and co-founder and Chief Sci­en­tist of JAZZ Ven­ture Part­ners, a ven­ture cap­i­tal firm invest­ing in expe­ri­en­tial tech­nol­o­gy to improve human per­for­mance.

Dr. Adam Haim, Chief of the Clinical Trials Operations and
Biostatistics Branch at the NIMH

Dr. Haim over­sees the Small Busi­ness Inno­va­tion Research (SBIR) and Small Busi­ness Tech­nol­o­gy Trans­fer (STTR) Pro­grams at the Nation­al Insti­tute of Men­tal Health (NIMH). Both pro­grams help small busi­ness­es fund R&D with strong poten­tial for tech­nol­o­gy com­mer­cial­iza­tion, and a sig­nif­i­cant por­tion of their cur­rent grant port­fo­lio is focused on the devel­op­ment and eval­u­a­tion of mHealth inter­ven­tions and dig­i­tal health tech­nol­o­gy.

Alexandra Morehouse

Alexandra Morehouse, CMO of Banner Health

Alexan­dra M. More­house is Senior Vice Pres­i­dent & Chief Mar­ket­ing Offi­cer for Ban­ner Health, one of the nation’s largest non­prof­it health sys­tems. Pri­or to Ban­ner Health, she was the Vice Pres­i­dent of Brand Man­age­ment at Kaiser Per­ma­nente, and CMO of AAA. She has served on the boards of the Har­vard Busi­ness School Com­mu­ni­ty Part­ners, Snap­Fish, Yer­ba Bue­na Cen­ter for the Arts, ODC Dance, and UC Davis.

Dr. Alison Fenney, Executive Director of the Neurotechnology Industry Organization (NIO)

Dr. Fen­ney runs the Neu­rotech­nol­o­gy Indus­try Orga­ni­za­tion, a glob­al trade asso­ci­a­tion rep­re­sent­ing com­pa­nies involved in neu­ro­science, brain research insti­tutes and patient advo­ca­cy groups. Pri­or to NIO, Ali­son was Man­ag­er of Indus­try Rela­tions at the Ontario Brain Insti­tute (OBI) in Cana­da, and also worked in Equi­ty Research at Bloom Bur­ton & Co.

Álvaro Fernández, CEO and Editor-in-Chief of SharpBrains

Álvaro Fer­nán­dez, a mem­ber of the World Eco­nom­ic Forum’s Coun­cil on the Future of Human Enhance­ment, runs Sharp­Brains, an inde­pen­dent mar­ket research firm track­ing health and per­for­mance appli­ca­tions of brain sci­ence. Mr. Fer­nan­dez is the co-author of “The Sharp­Brains Guide to Brain Fit­ness: How to Opti­mize Brain Health and Per­for­mance at Any Age”, and the Edi­tor-in-chief of Sharp­Brains’ mar­ket report on Per­va­sive Neu­rotech­nol­o­gy.

 

For more, here you can Meet 40 Experts and Inno­va­tors at the fron­tier of Brain Health & Enhance­ment.

 

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.

–> To Learn More about the Sum­mit & Reg­is­ter, please click here.

ANNOUNCEMENT: Initial Speakers for 2016 SharpBrains Virtual Summit (Dec. 6–8th) — Reinventing Brain Health in the Digital Age

2016sharpbrainssummit_logoWe’re thrilled to announce the first round of speak­ers at the upcom­ing 2016 Sharp­Brains Vir­tu­al Sum­mit (Decem­ber 6–8th). More to come…stay tuned! (and reg­is­ter soon to ben­e­fit from ear­ly-bird rates)

We can’t wait to dis­cuss the lat­est work and insights from…

  • Dr. Ali­son Fen­ney, Exec­u­tive Direc­tor of the Neu­rotech­nol­o­gy Indus­try Orga­ni­za­tion
  • Alvaro Fer­nan­dez, CEO of Sharp­Brains
  • Dr. Bob Bilder, Chief of Med­ical Psy­chol­o­gy & Neu­ropsy­chol­o­gy at UCLA
  • Dr. Bri­an Iacoviel­lo, Direc­tor of Sci­en­tif­ic Affairs at Click Ther­a­peu­tics
  • Char­lie Hartwell, Oper­at­ing Part­ner at The Bridge Builders Col­lab­o­ra­tive
  • Derek Luke, CEO of Inter­aX­on
  • Dr. Eddie Mar­tuc­ci, CEO of Akili Inter­ac­tive Labs
  • Dr. Eliz­a­beth Zelin­s­ki, Direc­tor of the Cen­ter for Dig­i­tal Aging at the Davis School of Geron­tol­ogy
  • Jes­si­ca Poulin, Man­ag­ing Direc­tor of the Arrow­smith Pro­gram
  • Dr. Ken­neth Kosik, Co-Direc­tor of the Neu­ro­science Research Insti­tute at UC-San­ta Bar­bara
  • Mar­garet Moore, Co-Founder of the Insti­tute of Coach­ing at McLean Hos­pi­tal
  • Michael Meagher, Pres­i­dent of Cog­nic­i­ti
  • Dr. Peter White­house, Pro­fes­sor of Neu­rol­o­gy at Case West­ern Reserve Uni­ver­si­ty
  • Rita Carter, Sci­ence writer and BBC Con­trib­u­tor
  • Ruth Poli­akine Baruchi, CEO of Myn­dY­ou
  • Dr. Sarah Banks, Head of Neu­ropsy­chol­o­gy at the Cleve­land Clin­ic Lou Ruvo Cen­ter for Brain Health
  • Dr. Tej Tadi, CEO of Mind­Maze

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