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Just announced: Brainnovations Pitch Contest on December 6th, 2017, featuring a stellar “Sharp Tank”

 

In order to fos­ter inno­v­a­tive bridges and prob­lem-solv­ing between sci­en­tists, prac­ti­tion­ers, tech­nol­o­gists and entre­pre­neurs, the 2017 Sharp­Brains Vir­tu­al Sum­mit (Decem­ber 5–7th) will host a Brainnova­tions Pitch Con­test on Decem­ber 6th. Ear­ly-stage star­tups will sub­mit their ele­va­tor pitch and 1–2 page busi­ness plan, and up to 16 select­ed Final­ists will get to pitch their idea to the Judges and to all Sum­mit par­tic­i­pants in one of 4 cat­e­gories: Health­care, Work­place, Edu­ca­tion, and Qual­i­ty of Life. Read the rest of this entry »

Our health starts and ends with brain health” — Dr. Sandra Bond Chapman, at the 2016 SharpBrains Virtual Summit

Improve edu­ca­tion, pro­duc­tiv­i­ty and health via brain enhance­ment from Sharp­Brains

Experts at the lead­ing edge of brain sci­ence and tech­nol­o­gy shared best prac­tices to link brain health and men­tal health with wider pri­or­i­ties such as edu­ca­tion­al out­comes, work­place per­for­mance and resilience, life­long learn­ing, gen­er­al hap­pi­ness and well-being.

  • Chair: Alexan­dra More­house, Chief Mar­ket­ing Offi­cer of Ban­ner Health
  • Dr. San­dra Bond Chap­man, Founder and Chief Direc­tor of the Cen­ter for Brain­Health at The Uni­ver­si­ty of Texas at Dal­las
  • Scott Paw­son, Sr. Prod­uct Man­ag­er, New Prod­uct Lead at Pear­son Clin­i­cal Assess­ment
  • Dr. Ken­neth Kosik, Co-Direc­tor of the Neu­ro­science Research Insti­tute at UC-San­ta Bar­bara

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

Mindfulness or Mind Control at Work?

Richard Davidson at the Mindfulness & Well-Being at Work conference on November 13-14, 2015, in Berkeley, California. Photo: Auey Santos

–Richard David­son at the Mind­ful­ness & Well-Being at Work con­fer­ence on Novem­ber 13–14, 2015, in Berke­ley, Cal­i­for­nia. Pho­to: Auey San­tos


 

There’s a back­lash brew­ing against mind­ful­ness at work.

Cor­po­ra­tions have jumped on the mind­ful­ness band­wag­on because it con­ve­nient­ly shifts the bur­den onto the indi­vid­ual employ­ee,” write Ron Purs­er and David Loy in the Huff­in­g­ton Post. “Stress is framed as a per­son­al prob­lem, and mind­ful­ness is offered as just the right med­i­cine to help employ­ees work more effi­cient­ly and calm­ly with­in tox­ic envi­ron­ments.” Read the rest of this entry »

Best practices to navigate and implement the emerging brain health toolkit

Please con­sid­er join­ing us at Sharp­Brains’ upcom­ing vir­tu­al con­fer­ence (Novem­ber 17–19th), which will fea­ture this fan­tas­tic ses­sion:

Tuesday November 17th, 12.30 — 1.30pm. Best prac­tices to nav­i­gate and imple­ment the emerg­ing brain health toolkit.

Two well-rec­og­nized prac­ti­tion­ers, at UMass and Wal­ter Reed, will describe their respec­tive well­ness and rehab ini­tia­tives, focus­ing on the prac­ti­cal con­sid­er­a­tions to nav­i­gate, select, and imple­ment the grow­ing array of tech­nol­o­gy-enabled brain health and behav­ioral health assess­ments and inter­ven­tions.

  • Chair: Dr. Michael O’Donnell, Edi­tor-In-Chief of the Amer­i­can Jour­nal of Health Pro­mo­tion
  • Dr. Dou­glas Ziedo­nis, Pro­fes­sor and Chair of the Depart­ment of Psy­chi­a­try at the Uni­ver­sity of Mass­a­chu­setts Med­ical School
  • Kate Sul­li­van, Direc­tor of the Brain Fit­ness Cen­ter at Wal­ter Reed Nation­al Mil­i­tary Med­ical Cen­ter

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How to har­ness neu­ro­plas­tic­ity and dig­i­tal tools to enhance work and life

neuroplasticity-brain.

Please con­sid­er join­ing us at Sharp­Brains’ upcom­ing vir­tu­al con­fer­ence (Novem­ber 17–19th), which will start with this fan­tas­tic ses­sion:

Tuesday November 17th, 8.15–9.45am. How to har­ness neu­ro­plas­tic­ity and dig­i­tal tools to enhance work and life.

Led by deci­sion-mak­ers at the fron­tier of inno­va­tion, we will dis­cuss how to guide inter­ven­tions and mea­sure progress using real-life out­comes such as safe dri­ving and workplace/ sports per­for­mance.

  • Chair: J. Peter Kissinger, Pres­i­dent and CEO of the AAA Foun­da­tion for Traf­fic Safe­ty
  • Brig. Gen­eral Pete Palmer (Retired), Direc­tor of the EDGE Inno­va­tion Net­work
  • Dr. Peter Delahunt, Research Sci­en­tist at Posit Sci­ence
  • Dr. Ruth Wolever, Chief Sci­ence Offi­cer at eMind­ful
  • Dan­ny Dankn­er, CEO of Applied Cog­ni­tive Engi­neer­ing (ACE)

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