2nd Annual Brain Mapping Day at the US Congress

Second Annual Brain Mapping Day at Congress

Second Annual Brain Mapping Day at the US Congress

A Congressional Brief on the state-of-the-art in Brain Mapping and Neuroscience

Organizers: Brain Mapping Foundation and Congressional Neuroscience Caucus

Location: Gold Room in Rayburn building,
United States Congress, Washington DC
Friday May 10th, 2013, 10-12AM EST

Second Annual Brain Mapping Day at the US Congress

Moderator: Drs. Karen Summar, Director of the Down Syndrome Clinic at Children's National Medical Center and Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. Foundation Public Policy Fellow, and Babak Kateb, President of Brain Mapping Foundation, Chairman of the Board and CEO of Society for Brain Mapping & Therapeutics, Director of National Center for NanoBioElectronics and editor of the Textbook of Nanoneuroscience and Nanoneurosurgery.

Talk times are 5 minutes (5 slides max). Q/A will be at the end of all talks.

1. Howard J Federoff, MD, PhD, Executive Vice President for Health Sciences Georgetown University School of Medicine and Executive Dean and Professor of Neurology, Georgetown University School of Medicine, USA
Title of the talk: What kind of data is important to understand the brain?

2. Peter J. Basser, Ph.D., Senior Investigator (NIH IRP)
Director, Program on Pediatric Imaging and Tissue Sciences (PPITS)
Chief, Section on Tissue Biophysics and Biomimetics (STBB)
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Title of the Talk: Making the Invisible Visible through state-of-the-Art Brain Mapping Technologies

3. Keith L. Black, MD, Chairman and Professor, Department of Neurosurgery
Director, Maxine Dunitz Neurosurgical Institute
Director, Johnnie L. Cochran, Jr. Brain Tumor Center
Ruth and Lawrence Harvey Chair in Neuroscience Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, USA
Title of the Talk: Diagnosing Alzheimer's disease and Traumatic Brain Injury through non-invasive Retinal imaging

4. Joel Kupersmith, M.D.,Chief Research and Development Officer, Department of Veterans Affairs, USA
Title of the talk: 4. VA Contribution to the BRAIN Initiative: Bench and Bedside.

5. Rafat Ansari, PhD, Scientist, NASA John H. Glenn Research Center, USA
Title of the Talk: Non-Invasive and Early Detection of Ocular and Systemic Diseases using Light and "Eye as a Window to the Body"

6. Shouleh Nikzad, PhD, Senior Research Scientist
Lead, Advanced UV/Vis/NIR Detectors, Imaging Systems, & Nano-sciences,
NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology
Visiting Faculty, Physics, Math, and Astronomy, California Institute of Technology
Visiting Scientist, Neurosurgery Department, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, USA
Title of the Talk: From Nebulae to Neurons: How NASA Technology can have an Impact on Brain Mapping, Neuroscience, Medicine and Healthcare.

7. Charlie Teo, MD, Conjoint Assoc. Professor University of New South Wales, Department of Neurosurgery
Director; Centre for Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery POW Private Hospital Barker Australia
Title of the talk: What Cancer Kills More Children Than Any Other? BRAIN

8. Kuldip Sidhu, PhD, Professor of Stem cells, UNSW Medicine, School of Psychiatry, University of New South Wales, Australia
Title of the Talk: Human Brain in a Petri Dish: New Stem Cells-based Paradigm in Tackling Neurodegenerative Diseases

9. Wieslaw L. Nowinski, DSc, PhD, Principal Scientist and Lab Director, Biomedical Imaging Lab Agency for Science, Technology and Research (ASTAR), Republic of Singapore
Title of the Talk: Atlasing in Brain Mapping

10. Philip A. DeFina, PhD, Chairman, CEO and Chief Scientific Officer, International Brain Research Foundation, USA
Title of the Talk: A New Paradigm in Clinical Neuroscience to Enhance Neural Plasticity and Brain Recovery