Brain Mapping Day at the California State Assembly

Sixth Brain Mapping Day at the US Congress

Brain Mapping Day at the California State Assembly

Time Date: Tuesday, August 7th from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Location: Room 447 in the California State Capitol

Re: California BRAIN and Spine Innovation and Technology Leadership

Dear Colleague,

Your attendance is welcome at the Brain Mapping Day event on August 7th from 2:00 pm to
4:00 pm in Room 447 organized by the Society for Brain Mapping and Therapeutics (SBMT).
This will be a two-hour panel discussion with many of the leading authorities in clinical and
translational neuroscience, brain mapping and therapeutics, drug and device development as well
as biotech spinoff strategies helping create jobs in CA. They will be discussing innovations in
their fields, hindrances to advancements, and possible policy solutions to encourage strategic
partnerships in important research in California.

The agenda for Brain Mapping Day is attached. More information about SBMT can be found at For more information about this event, please feel free to contact
my staffer, Nestor Lopez, at 916-319-2008 or by email at

Ken Cooley
Assemblyman, 8th District

2:25-2:30 PM
Welcoming Message
Honorable Ken Cooley, J.D., Member of California State Assembly,
California's 8th Assembly District, CA, USA
Co-Chair of Brain Mapping Day at the California Assembly

2:30-2:35 PM
Fiscal impact of California’s Investment in Innovation and Neuro-Technology: How California could create biotech/pharmaceutical/Device Manufacturing Jobs
Babak Kateb, M.D., President of Brain Mapping Foundation, Chairman of the Board of Society for Brain Mapping and Therapeutics, Director of Brain Technology and Innovation Park, President of World Therapeutics LLC, President of Smart Microscopy Inc, Director of National Center for Nano-Bio-Electronics, Chairman of Neuroscience-20/A G20 Summit Initiative, CA, USA
Co-Chair of Brain Mapping Day at the California Assembly
2:35-2:40 PM
Opiates Treat the Underlying Disorder Analytics and Attachment
Daniel P. Sipple, D.O, F.A.B.M.R, D.A.B.P.M
Midwest Spine and Brain InStitute, Stillwater, MN

2:40-2:45 PM
Cost of Neurological Disease in California and the U.S.
Venkatraman (Venkat) Sadanand M.D., Ph.D., F.R.C.S.C., F.A.C.S., F.A.A.P., F.A.A.N.S.. Member of SBMT Board, Professor of Neurosurgery, Department of Neurosurgery, Loma Linda University, CA, USA
2:45-2:50 PM
Poly-Trauma and the Specific Cost and Impact of Neurological Injury on the California Population and Economy
Michael E Lekawa, M.D., F.A.C.S., Professor and Chief, Division of Trauma, Burns, Surgical Critical Care and Acute Care Surgery, University of California, Irvine School of Medicine, CA, USA
2:50-2:55 PM
The Biggest Hurdles Impacting Spine Research and Innovation
Jordan Abu Shawish, MPP, Director, Government Relations, North American Spine Society (NASS), CA, USA
2:55-3:00 PM
Opportunities for Downstream Growth in Spine Research and Innovation
Jeff Wang, MD, 16th President of SBMT (2018-19); Member of SBMT Executive Board
President of NASS, Member of the NASS Executive Board, Chief, Orthopedic Spine Service, Co-Director USC Spine Center, Professor of Orthopedic Surgery and Neurosurgery USC Spine Center, CA, USA
3:00-3:05 PM
Epilepsy, A Hidden Disorder
Warren Boling, M.D., F.A.A.N.S., F.R.C.S.C., F.R.A.C.S., Past President of SBMT (2017-2018); Member of SBMT Executive Board, Professor and Chairman, Department of Neurosurgery, Loma Linda University, CA, USA
3:05-3:10 PM
Management of Skull Base Tumor: A Nano-Technology Based Approach
Uttam K. Sinha, M.D., M.S., F.A.C.S., Director, Head and Neck Surgery, Watt Chair, Head and Neck Cancer Research, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, CA, USA

3:10-3:15 PM
Accelerating Cures for Brain Cancer through Advance Technology and Innovation
Santosh Kesari, M.D., Ph.D., Chair and Professor, Department of Translational Neurosciences and Neurotherapeutics, John Wayne Cancer Institute, Founder, Pacific Neuroscience Institute, Director, Pacific Neuroscience Research Center, Director, Pacific Brain Tumor Center, Director of Neuro-Oncology, Providence Saint John’s Health Center, Member, Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute
Affiliate Faculty Member, Institute of Systems Biology, CA, USA
3:15-3:20 PM
Improving outcome for the Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia patients with Brain Implants
Theodore W Berger, Ph.D., David Packard Professor of Engineering, Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Neuroscience, University of Southern California, CA, USA 
 Illuminating Brain-Behavior Connections with Advances in Machine Learning and AI
Shri Narayanan, Ph.D., Professor of EE, CS, Linguistics, Psychology, Neuroscience, Pediatrics; Nikias Chair in Engineering, Director, Ming Hsieh Institute, Research Director, Information Sciences Institute, CA, USA
The Invention of DTI and Lessons from a Twenty Years Process of Technology Adoption
Aaron Filler, M.D., Ph.D., J.D., F.R.C.S., Vice President of Legislative and Legal Affairs, SBMT, Member of the Board of SBMT. Medical Director of The Institute for Nerve Medicine, CA, USA
Discussion: Fast tracking new therapeutics through sound policy, innovation and cutting edge technology collaborations such as the Brain Technology and Innovation Park (BTIP) partnering initiative.
Moderators: Vicky Yamamoto, Ph.D., SBMT Executive Director, Cancer Scientist, Department of Head and Neck Surgery, USC-Keck School of Medicine, CA, USA
Ken Green, DMD, Vice President of Government Relations, Brain Mapping Foundation, Member of Executive Board of SBMT.