2019 SharpBrains Virtual Summit: The Future of Brain Health (May 7–9th)


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2019 SharpBrains Virtual Summit: The Future of Brain Health (May 7–9th)

Day 1: Tuesday, May 7th

8–8.45am. Rethinking and Retooling Brain Health and Mental Health (view slidedeck here)

  • 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

10.45am-12.15pm. How to intervene early: Examples in depression, epilepsy and smoking cessation (view slidedeck here)

  • Dr. Walter Greenleaf, Research Scientist at Stanford University’s Virtual Human Interaction Lab
  • David B. Klein, CEO of Click Therapeutics
  • Ana Maiques, CEO of Neuroelectrics
  • Chaired byAvery Beddows, Neurotechnology Specialist at Loup Ventures

1–2.30pm. How to address privacy, ethical and regulatory issues: Examples in cognitive enhancement, depression and ADHD (view slidedeck here)

  • Dr. Karen Rommelfanger, Director of the Neuroethics Program at Emory University
  • Dr. Anna Wexler, Assistant Professor at the Perelman School of Medicine at UPenn
  • Jacqueline Studer, Senior VP and General Counsel of Akili Interactive Labs
  • Chaired byKeith Epstein, Healthcare Practice Leader at Blue Heron

2.30–3pm. Watercooler chats.

  • We’ll spend some time connecting with other participants, discussing highlights, and exchanging ideas and contact information.

3pm‑4.30pm. How to promote brain health at scale: Examples in the workplace, K12 education and consumer tech (view slidedeck here)

  • Louis Gagnon, CEO of Total Brain
  • Dr. Gregory Rose, Director of the Center for Integrated Research in Cognitive and Neural Sciences at SIU Med
  • Ariel Garten, Founder and Chief Evangelism Officer of InteraXon
  • Chaired byAlvaro Fernandez, CEO and Editor-in-Chief at SharpBrains

Day 2: Wednesday, May 8th

8–8.30am. Outsmarting Smart Technology to Reclaim our Health and Focus (view slidedeck here)

  • Dr. Margaret Morris, clinical psychologist, author of Left to Our Own Devices and former senior researcher at Intel

8.45–10.15am. Navigating the Brain Research Landscape

  • Dr. Peter Whitehouse, Professor of Neurology at Case Western Reserve University
  • Dr. Nir Grossman, Lecturer in the Division of Brain Sciences at Imperial College London
  • Dr. Reza Zomorrodi, Project Scientist at University of Toronto’s Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)
  • Chaired byRebecca Canter, Associate at the Dementia Discovery Fund (DDF)

10.15–11am. Watercooler chats.

  • We’ll spend some time connecting with other participants, discussing highlights, and exchanging ideas and contact information.

11am-Noon. Navigating the Brain/ Mind Innovation Landscape & Book presentation El Cerebro Que Cura (The Brain That Heals) (view slidedeck here)

  • Alvaro Fernandez, CEO and Editor-in-Chief at SharpBrains

Noon-1pm. Lunch break

Given the success of the first Brainnovations Pitch Contest, the 2019 Summit will host a second Brainnovations edition for selected startups to pitch their innovative solutions to Summit participants and to our distinguished Judges — our very own “Sharp Tank.”

1–2.30pm. Top Brainnovations to monitor and improve Brain Health 

  • Finalist: Kate Sharadin, Founder & CEO of eQuility
  • Finalist: Nickolai Vysokov, Co-Founder & CEO of BrainPatch
  • WINNER: Richard Hanbury, Founder & CEO of Sana Health
  • Judged by: Alexandra MorehouseChief Marketing Officer at Banner HealthDr. Robert Bilder, Chief of Medical Psychology-Neuropsychology at UCLAElan Tye, Investor at JAZZ Venture Partners; Dr. Evian Gordon, Founder, Chairman and CMO of Total BrainDr. Hagit Alon, VP Scientific Affairs at Joy VenturesJohn Cammack, Angel Investor; Kathleen Herath, Vice President Health & Productivity at Nationwide Insurance

2.30–3pm. Watercooler chats.

  • We’ll spend some time connecting with Brainnovations’ Winner/ Finalists/ Judges and with other Summit participants, discussing highlights, and exchanging ideas and contact information.

This will be the Brainnovations Judging Panel…our very own “Sharp Tank”

Day 3: Expo Day on Thursday, May 9th

During Expo Day selected Summit Sponsors and Partners showcased their most promising brain health & wellness initiatives and solutions.

8.30am. Dr. Hagit Alon, VP Scientific Affairs of Joy Ventures, will present their “Neuro-Wellness” philosophy and approach to invest in scientific research and in entrepreneurs.

9.15am. Marcel Legrand, Chief Revenue Officer of Total Brain, will provide an overview of their new platform to better assess, understand and improve brain capacities

10am. Dr. Lew Lim, Founder & CEO of Vielight, will explore the latest on photobiomodulation and brain stimulation.

10.30–11am. Watercooler Chats. Final session to connect with other participants, discuss highlights, and exchange ideas and contact information.

11am. Debbie Gilmore, Executive Director of The Arrowsmith Program, will discuss plans to better equip 100+ schools helping students with special needs. 

11.45am. Xavier Louis, CEO of Peak, will discuss their plans to bring to market engaging, self-serve and evidence-based digital therapeutics.

12.30pm. Mel Barsky, Director at Centre for Aging + Brain Health Innovation (CABHI), will introduce a new call for innovation where CABHI will be funding novel ideas from point-of-care workers that can help to improve brain health in older adults.

1.15pm. Sydney Swaine-Simon, Co-Founder of NeurotechX, will introduce their new learning resources and growing community of neurotech experts, entrepreneurs, and enthusiasts. 

Where will the Summit take place? Online, over the Internet. Speakers and Participants can access the virtual meeting room from any location — all that is required is a computer with Internet connection. No one needs to travel.

What is a virtual conference? The SharpBrains Virtual Summit is just like a physical conference — registered participants were able to access all presentations, ask pressing questions, and connect with speakers and fellow participants. The main difference is, no one needs to travel.

What is the typical profile of Summit participants? By design, the Summit is cross-sector and multi-disciplinary, so there’s not just one “typical profile” — participants come from academia, industry and practice. Anyone looking to explore and discuss the latest in brain health and performance will find value in this conference.

Over 1,000 professionals in 20+ countries have participated in SharpBrains Virtual Summits since 2010. For the 2017 Summit alone, 250+ pioneers registered (represented by the dots in the image to the right), in 23 countries.

Who should attend? Innovators, decision-makers, researchers, and practitioners interested in technology, consumer/ behavioral/ occupational/ mental health, gaming, insurance, human resources, digital healthcare, senior services, cognitive and affective neuroscience.

Are you interested in? virtual summit ideas; virtual summit checklist; virtual summit template; virtual summit mastery; virtual summit meaning

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