The Society for Brain Mapping and Therapeutics (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.
This society promotes the public welfare and improves patient care through the translation of new technologies/therapies into life saving diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. The society is committed to excellence in education, and scientific discovery. The society achieves its mission through multi-disciplinary collaborations with government agencies, patient advocacy groups, educational institutes and industry as well as philanthropic organization.
The Society for Brain Mapping and Therapeutics (SBMT) was founded in 2004 to break boundaries in healthcare. The society promotes policies that support rapid, safe, and cost-effective translation of new technology into medicine.
The SBMT globally promotes interdisciplinary research to improve the diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of patients with central nervous system diseases regardless of race, creed, color, national origin, gender, or age.
The SBMT catalyzes interactions between clinical, biological, physical and engineering sciences. The Society builds transdisciplinary and translational consortia which break down traditional barriers that impede application of new technology to medical problems.
Translational research applies cutting edge basic science and advanced technologies to clinical neurosciences. The Society examines emerging disciplines such as nanotechnology, image-guided therapy, stem cell therapy, multi-modality imaging, biophotonics, and biomaterial and tissue engineering for their application to the diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation from neurological diseases. The Society seeks to apply these technologies to clinical problems such as brain tumors, stroke, epilepsy, neurodegenerative diseases (Parkinson, Alzheimer, multiple sclerosis and ALS), traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries, autism, post traumatic stress disorder and other psychiatric illnesses.
The Society achieves its goals through meetings, fellowships, publications, international collaborations, consortiums, and policy forums. The SBMT is a nonprofit society which has obtained support from many government agencies (USA, EU and Asia), foundations, and multi-national corporations. The Society maintains its headquarters in West Hollywood, California.