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Two Concussion Conferences — One Local, One Global

There are hundreds of concussion conferences and seminars every year. We can hardly highlight them all. But here are a couple.

On September 11, 2014, there will be a Concussion Management & ImPACT Administration and Interpretation Seminar in the Community Room at 201 Pennsylvania Parkway in northern Indianapolis.

The seminar, which runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., is for physicians and other qualified medical professionals interested in administering and interpreting post-injury ImPACT tests. “Those in attendance will be able to implement ImPACT into their daily practice and improve the quality of concussion management of their patients,” according to the organizer – the Indiana Sports Concussion Network. Email concussion@methodistsports.com for more info and to register.

More global in nature is the 12th Annual World Congress of the Society for Brain Mapping and Therapeutics (SBMT) at the Los Angeles Convention Center March 6-8, 2015

SBMT is a non-profit society organized for the purpose of encouraging basic and clinical scientists who are interested in areas of Brain Mapping, engineering, stem cell, nanotechnology, imaging and medical device to improve the diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of patients afflicted with neurological disorders.

“Brain mapping,” according to the organization, “has been prominent in the world news recently, with President Obama unveiling the ‘BRAIN’ Initiative – a bold new research effort to revolutionize our understanding of the human mind and uncover new ways to treat, prevent, and cure brain disorders such as Alzheimer’s Disease, schizophrenia, autism, epilepsy, cancer, Parkinson’s Diseases, multiple sclerosis and traumatic brain injury. SBMT has been instrumental in shaping the BRAIN Initiative in the US and has advocated for similar initiative in Australia. SBMT is collaborating with the European Brain Project and will be highlighting the latest advancements in the field by bringing together leaders of industry, academia, foundations and government agencies at the 12th Annual World Brain Mapping & Therapeutics in Los Angeles, California, USA. Wide variety of topics from nanotechnology, cellular therapeutics to advance imaging and devices will be covered in this world congress.

“Congressman Chaka Fattah, who is a recipient of the Pioneer in Healthcare Policy award from SBMT, will be one of the keynote speakers. Congressman Fattah has been instrumental in formulation of President Obama’s BRAIN Initiative and he has been working closely with SBMT to advance the field through G20 World Brain Mapping & Therapeutic Initiative.

“The SBMT Congress program will include prominent local and international speakers (60+ scientific sessions with more than 500 speakers). The theme of the World Congress is: Brain Therapeutics: breaking boundaries of science, technology, medicine, art and healthcare policy, the program will highlight state-of-the-art science and technology in the field of neuroscience, engineering, neurosurgery, psychiatry, psychology, molecular biology, neurology, radiology and oncology, and will also feature emerging areas such as nanoneuroscience/nanoneurosurgery, stem cell and regenerative medicine, molecular psychiatry, nanobioelectronics, robotics, artificial intelligence and supercomputing/meta-data analysis.”

For further information about the convention contact Bryan Aroz at Bryan.Aroz@WorldBrainMapping.org

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