“It is exciting to imagine the possibilities at the intersection of digital health and neuroplasticity,” says Alvaro Fernandez, Summit’s producer. “We are proud to offer this unique virtual and global forum to help the field move forward"
Washington, DC (PRWEB) October 27, 2014
The 2014 SharpBrains Virtual Summit will feature over 40 of the world’s top scientists and innovators working on ways to enhance brain fitness via neuroscience-based innovation.
Individuals and institutions worldwide are expected to spend over $1.3 billion in 2014 in web-based, mobile and biometrics-based solutions to assess and enhance brain function. Growth is poised to continue, fueled by major government initiatives such as the White House BRAIN initiative, emerging mobile and non-invasive neurotechnologies, and by consumer and patient demands for self-driven, proactive brain care. For example, 83% of surveyed early-adopters agree that “adults of all ages should take charge of their own brain fitness, without waiting for their doctors to tell them to” and “would personally take a brief assessment every year as an annual mental check-up.”
How are innovators in science, industry and practice harnessing the opportunity at hand and shaping the future of brain fitness for maximum social benefit?
“It is exciting to imagine the possibilities at the intersection of brain health, digital health, and neuroplasticity,” says Alvaro Fernandez, CEO of SharpBrains and Summit’s producer. “We are proud to offer this unique virtual and global forum to help the field move forward.”
A few examples of the rich discussions to take place at the SharpBrains Summit:
- A Call to Action: Improving brain & mental health via digital platforms, neuroplasticity research and the White House BRAIN initiative
- Harnessing big data and videogames to deliver personalized cognitive training
- Scaling up meditation and mindfulness via wellness programs and biofeedback sensors
- Maximizing the peak performance of astronauts, leaders…and everyone else
- Best practices to assess and enhance brain function via mobile devices and wearables
- Innovative partnerships to improve lifelong brain health and customer/ patient satisfaction
- How can front-line professionals incorporate the emerging brain health toolkit to their practices?
- What’s next: The future of non-invasive neurotechnology
The Speaker Roster includes:
- Dr. Thomas Insel, Director of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
- Dr. Adam Gazzaley, Director of UCSF Neuroscience Imaging Center and Co-founder of Akili Interactive Labs
- Rajiv Pant, Chief Technology Officer of The New York Times
- Dr. Susan Jewell, President of the International Space Medicine Consortium
- Dr. Michael Weiner, Lead Scientific Investigator of the Brain Health Registry
- Dr. Joe Hardy, VP of R&D at Lumos Labs
- Zack Lynch, Executive Director of the Neurotechnology Industry Organization
- Bill Prenovitz, Global Product and Service Management at Philips Healthcare’s Aging-in-Place Program
- Ariel Garten, CEO of InteraXon
- Dr. Catherine Madison, Director of the Ray Dolby Brain Health Center at California Pacific Medical Center
- Elizabeth Frates, Director of Medical Student Education at the Institute of Lifestyle Medicine
- Barbara Van Amburg, Chief Nursing Officer at Kaiser Permanente Redwood City
- Kate Sullivan, Director of the Brain Fitness Center at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
- Dr. Michael O’Donnell, Editor-In-Chief of the American Journal of Health Promotion
- Dr. Douglass Ziedonis, Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychiatry at UMass Medical School
- Dr. Robert Bilder, Chief of Medical Psychology-Neuropsychology at UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience
- Dr. Bruce Cuthbert, Director of Adult Translational Research and Treatment Development at the NIMH
Summit Sponsors include The About My Brain Institute, The Alzheimer’s Research and Prevention Foundation (ARPF), The Arrowsmith Program, Baycrest, Digital Artefacts, HeartMath, Peak, Rosetta Stone, and Sleep Genius.
To Learn More about the Summit Agenda: http://sharpbrains.com/summit-2014/agenda/
SharpBrains is an independent market research firm tracking health and well-being applications of brain science, with special emphasis on non-invasive neurotechnology and the growing needs of an aging population. The company maintains a biannual state-of-the market report series, produces an annual global and virtual professional conference, and maintains a consumer-facing guide, The SharpBrains Guide to Brain Fitness. SharpBrains.com, the company's educational blog, is one of the most popular brain & innovation blogs. To learn more about SharpBrains' work, visit http://sharpbrains.com/