Adam Gazzaley, MD, PhD, to present Keynote Address at BRAINWeek, a new clinical conference for specialists and frontline practitioners treating neuropsychiatric disorders

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The Keynote Address will be presented on Saturday; course topics includes movement disorders, collaborative care teams, Parkinson’s disease, essential tremors, restless legs syndrome, and virtual reality for multiple sclerosis rehabilitation will be presented on Friday.

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My talk, A New Era of Experiential Medicine, will cover both digital therapeutics and psychedelics and make the connection between them via the role of experience as medicine for the mind.

BRAINWeek, a new 3-day live virtual conference developed by the PAINWeek organization, is a practical, expansive educational platform targeted to specialists and frontline practitioners managing neuropsychiatric disorders. Convening May 7-9, it will offer 18+ CE/CME credits, and is organized around the most frequently seen neuro/psych conditions.

Saturday’s Keynote Address will be presented by Adam Gazzaley, MD, PhD. Dr. Gazzaley is the David Dolby Distinguished Professor of Neurology, Physiology and Psychiatry at the UCSF, and the Founder & Executive Director of Neuroscape at UCSF. Dr. Gazzaley is co-founder and Chief Science Advisor of Akili Interactive, Sensync and JAZZ Venture Partners. He has filed multiple patents, authored over 150 scientific articles, and delivered over 675 invited presentations around the world.

Dr. Gazzaley commented, “My talk, A New Era of Experiential Medicine, will cover both digital therapeutics and psychedelics and make the connection between them via the role of experience as medicine for the mind.” His research and perspectives have been profiled in The New York Times, New York Times Magazine, New Yorker, Wall Street Journal, TIME, Discover, Wired, PBS, NPR, CNN and NBC Nightly News. He wrote and hosted the nationally televised PBS special “The Distracted Mind with Dr. Adam Gazzaley,” and co-authored the 2016 MIT Press book “The Distracted Mind: Ancient Brains in a High-Tech World.”

On Friday, faculty member Jacob Sosnoff, PhD, will present Utilizing Virtual Reality for Motor Rehabilitation in Multiple Sclerosis. He commented, “BRAINWeek offers state of the art insight into current treatment approaches for a wide range of neurological populations. My course examines the evidence in support of virtual reality in rehabilitation of individuals with multiple sclerosis.” Other courses relating to multiple sclerosis will be featured on Friday, including Differential Diagnosis of Parkinson’s Disease, Essential Tremor, and Multiple Sclerosis; and Managing Relapsing Remitting Multiple Sclerosis: The Collaborative Care Team. The day will also feature Optimal Management of Movement Disorders: The Collaborative Care Team; Neuromodulation for Movement Disorders; and When Night Falls: Restless Legs Syndrome.

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BRAINWeek is provided by Global Education Group. About Global Education Group:
Global Education Group focuses on producing partnership-based CME for healthcare practitioners. The Global team works with a select group of medical education companies, associations, academic institutions and healthcare facilities to develop and accredit live healthcare conferences and workshops as well as online activities. With each partnership or joint providership, Global brings accreditation expertise, project management excellence and grant funding intelligence. Based in Littleton, Colo., Global has accreditation with commendation from the ACCME and accredited with distinction from the ANCC. Global also holds accreditations to offer continuing education for nurse practitioners, pharmacists, dietitians, dentists, and psychologists. Global is a division of Ultimate Medical Academy.

Keywords: bipolar disorder, cannabinoids, CNS, central nervous system, digital therapeutics, epilepsy, hearing loss, mental health, migraine, multiple sclerosis, neuromodulation, neuropsychiatric, Parkinson’s Disease, psychedelics, restless leg syndrome, stroke

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