SBMT Elects Warren W. Boling as President to Promote and Advance Brain Health,
Technology, Innovation and Research Issues for 2017-2018.
It is a distinct pleasure and honor to be elected the 15th president of the Society of Brain Mapping and Therapeutics (“SMBT”) and to announce that the Department of Neurosurgery at Loma Linda University along with Loma Linda University have jointly sponsored the 14th Annual Congress of SBMT. I applaud and support the international scope of the SBMT, which is embodied by the G20 Brain Mapping initiative.
SBMT is a unique organization that brings together scientists and thought leaders across different and traditionally disparate disciplines as breakthroughs in science arise from creative thinking. The worldwide collaboration between disciplines that occurs in SBMT promotes and facilitates the creative process in science that is required in the realization of game-changing diagnostics and therapeutics. Dr. Babak Kateb, the founder of SBMT, has described the G20 Brain Mapping initiative, as follows: “This initiative is designed to break boundaries of science, technology, medicine, art, and healthcare policy, which could truly help to facilitate rapid introduction of advanced diagnostics and therapeutics.”
I look forward to working with the SBMT members and leadership to further the mission of the SBMT, to promote collaboration between clinical, biological, physical and engineering sciences, and to build the trans-disciplinary and translational consortia required to break down traditional barriers impeding application of new technology to medical problems.
I share the passion of SBMT to promote emerging disciplines such as nanotechnology, image-guided therapy, stem cell therapy, multi-modality imaging, biophotonics, and biomaterial and tissue engineering for the diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation from neurological diseases.
I look forward to building bridges with other universities, industry leaders, government agencies, foundations and associations into the future.
Warren Boling, M.D.
15th President of SBMT (2017-2018)
Professor of Neurosurgery and Chairman, Department of Neurosurgery, Loma Linda University Medical Center
Warren W. Boling, MD, FAAN, FRCSC, FRACS
Warren Boling trained in Neurosurgery at the University of Kentucky and then completed fellowships in Epilepsy and Stereotactic Surgery at Montreal Neurological Institute and Austin Repatriation Hospital, University of Melbourne. He joined the faculty at Montreal Neurological Institute where he was a member of the Comprehensive Epilepsy Program. He went on to develop the first comprehensive epilepsy program in West Virginia, at West Virginia University. Through his global outreach, Dr Boling developed the first surgery for epilepsy program in East Africa. He has been faculty at The University of Melbourne and University of Louisville. Currently Dr Boling is Chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery at Loma Linda University and Chief of Neurosurgery at Loma Linda University Hospital. Additionally, he directs the surgery of epilepsy program at Loma Linda University. Dr Boling has a particular interest in improving the lives of people with epilepsy and in elevating the medical and surgical treatment of neurological diseases in underserved regions of the world.
History of the Society for Brain Mapping and Therapeutics (SBMT)
Over the 15 years since its founding, the SBMT has fostered dramatic advances in brain measurement and therapy by bringing about a pioneering transformation of the way in which leaders and innovators interact in advancing the science and technology of brain science. The SBMT draws its own structure from the massively parallel and reciprocal connection principle that is so tremendously effective in the human brain itself: the SBMT has a broad, dynamic focus for reciprocally connecting scientists and entrepreneurs. The advancements of our understanding the brain and nervous system support that focus by drawing on the widest possible array of inputs and sources.At remarkable annual meetings, SBMT has drawn together:
- space scientists from NASA and the Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL),
- technology champions from DARPA (the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) and the military branches and the Los Alamos National Laboratory,
- the collective academic neuroscientists from hundreds of research universities around the world,
- major governmental agencies supporting clinical science such as the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Veterans Administration,
- the President of the United States and political leaders from the US Congress that keep our nation focused on serving the people through the advancement of science,
- leading clinical scientists from the fields of neurosurgery, neurology, psychiatry, orthopedics, anesthesiology, and physical medicine,
- Scientists and other leadership from the world's leading technology corporations.
- Industry leaders (device and pharmaceutical)
- International delegations from all continents