SOCIETY FOR BRAIN MAPPING AND THERAPEUTICS

SOCIETY FOR BRAIN MAPPING AND THERAPEUTICS

BREAKING BOUNDARIES OF SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, MEDICINE, ART & HEALTHCARE POLICY

Annual Brain Mapping Day at the US Congress

Focused on state-of-the-art Science, Technology, Medicine, Policy and Education

Brain Mapping Day at the US Congress

Stroke, TBI, Spinal cord injuries, brain tumors and brain cancers, developmental disorders, neurodegenerative disorders (Alzheimer’s Disease, Parkinson’s Disease, ALS, MS, etc.), depression, and epilepsy, among other neurological and psychiatric disorders, lead to a burden and cost the US healthcare system almost US $1.6 T annually [Morris et al. 2021].

To improve the treatment of devastating diseases, stimulate relevant research, and reduce costs and disabilities, we need a multidisciplinary approach that mobilizes all assets of the federal government, industry, nonprofits, and academia. Brain Mapping Day at the US Congress aims to educate policymakers about the state of science, technology, and innovation in neuroscience and neurotechnology. It also focuses on closing the education gap between policymakers, scientists, technologists, and philanthropists. By enabling policymakers to guide national investments in healthcare and research, Brain Mapping Day can simultaneously generate jobs and provide the stimulus for solving critical problems in healthcare. [SBMT, 2023]

One of the greatest challenges of the early 21st century is translating and transferring cutting-edge research and advances from the nation’s diverse research laboratories into the clinical setting. The SBMT and the World Brain Mapping Foundation have played a key role in developing and implementing numerous national and global brain initiatives, including President Obama’s Brain Initiative, President Biden’s Cancer Moonshot Initiative, IEEE Brain, Neuroscience20 (Brain, Spine, Mental Health), the Middle East (ME+) Brain Initiative, the African Brain Initiative, the Latin America (LATAM) Brain Initiative, and the Asia-Pacific (AP) Brain Initiative. [SBMT, 2023]

Brain Mapping Day also seeks to promote and develop new diagnostic and therapeutic methods, as well as educational and preventive strategies to maintain and restore brain function. A concerted, focused, and goal-oriented effort based on interagency and interdisciplinary collaboration can efficiently advance medical technology, drive job creation (e.g., biotech spin-offs), and foster infrastructure development. [SBMT, 2023]

The proposed program would establish novel consortia involving federal agencies, academic centers, private foundations, and the industry.

SBMT has been at the forefront of establishing Global Brain Initiatives in the last ten years.

Brain Mapping Days at the US Congress

  • May 18, 2012
  • May 10, 2013
  • May 20, 2014
  • May 19, 2015
  • April 20, 2016
  • March 8, 2017
  • March 21, 2018
  • February 18, 2019
  • February 25, 2020
  • October 19, 2023 

Archive

Brain Mapping Day – US Congress
Date: October 19th, 2023
Hour: 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM EDT

Place: Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2045
Address: 45 Independence Ave, SW Washington, DC 20515 
Southwest of the U.S. Capitol, bounded by Independence Ave., South Capitol St., First St., and C St., S.W.

Program: See the Program Here 

Opening Keynotes By:

                            Congressman Eric Swallwell         Congresswoman Judy Chu
                            .           

Brain Mapping Day at US Congress – Reception 

Location: Willard InterContinental Washington, D.C.
Grant Suite, Second Floor
Address: 1401 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. 20004, USA
Date/ Hour: October 19th, 7:00- 9:00 pm EST

 

Dear Colleagues,

Please join us for the 9th annual Brain Mapping Briefing being coordinated by The Society for Brain Mapping and Therapeutics (SBMT) and the Brain Mapping Foundation (BMF), Congressional Neuroscience Caucus, Mind Eye Institute, MEGIN US, Helius Medical and Applied Neuroscience Inc. The briefing will focus on brain trauma, caregivers, care receivers, and care providers as well as the state-of-the-science in clinical neuroscience.
The materials presented will focus on educating lawmakers about new technologies and innovations in the field of neuroscience, enabling policies that are aligned with advancements made in science and technology. Millions of Americans are impacted by neuropsychiatric, neurological disorders, and spinal disorders, creating a great need for proper regulation.

9th Annual Brain Mapping Day: A joint Congressional briefing with SBMT and BMF.
Tuesday – February 25th, 2020, 11AM to 3PM EST
Rayburn Building 2045,
United States Congress, Washington DC, USA,

Lunch is provided for the attendees

Moderated by: Babak Kateb, MD, Chairman of the Board of Society for Brain Mapping and Therapeutics (SBMT) | President of Brain Mapping Foundation (BMF) | Director of Brain Technology and Innovation Park (BTIP) Initiative | Director of National Center for NanoBioElectronics (NCNBE) | CEO of Smart Microscopy, Inc. | Chairman| Neuroscience-20/G20 Summit World Brain Mapping and Therapeutics Initiative | Chairman of Scientific and Medical Advisory Board of MEGIN US| California | USA

12:05-12:10 PM:
Challenges Faced by Caregivers of Alzheimer’s Disease Patients
Rudi Bakhtiar,
 Former CNN and Fox News Anchorwoman and Journalist, Member of the Advisory Board of Brain Mapping Foundation, CA, USA

12:10-12:15 PM:
Safety and Efficacy of Stem Cell Therapy in Clinical Applications
Brian Mehling, MD,
 Orthopedic Surgeon, Chief Medical Officer of Blue Horizon International Therapeutics Science, NJ, USA

12:15-12:20 PM:
Life Saving Anti-Opioid Tactics
Daniel P. Sipple, D.O, F.A.B.M.R, D.A.B.P.M,
 Member of the Board of Society for Brain Mapping and Therapeutics (SBMT); Midwest Spine and Brain Institute, Co-Founder of Insite Biologics and Co-Founder of Inventor Anestagel, MN, USA

12:20-12:25 PM:
New Advances in EEG NeuroImaging and Patients with Epilepsy, Neurotrauma and PTSD; why better reimbursement will help better Healthcare Delivery.
Robert Thatcher, Ph.D. 
Chairman and CEO of Applied Neuroscience Inc., FL, USA

12:25-12:30 PM:
Magnetoencephalography (MEG)-Functional Brain Imaging to Better Evaluate PTSD & mTBI
Craig Shapero, 
Chairman of the Board and CEO of MEGIN USA, West Virginia, USA

12:30-12:35 PM:
How Neuromodulation will Impact the outcome of Acquired Brain Injuries
Philippe Deschamps,
 Chairman of the Board and CEO of Helius Medical

12:35-12:40 PM:
Ruptured Brain Aneurysms: A Catastrophic Fetal Disease with Devastating Socioeconomic Consequences or a Preventable Disease Through Cost Effective Screening Policy?
Martin M. Mortazavi, MD, FICS,
 President of National Skull Base Foundation, Chairman of California Institute of Neuroscience, Director of National Institute of Neuroscience, CA, USA

12:40-12:45 PM:
Present and Future of Head Injury: from Protection to Technology and Better Policies
Jason Cormier, M.D., FAANS, FACS, 
Member of the Board of SBMT, FDA Consultant to the Neurological Devices Panel, Panels of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee and to the Center for Devices and Radiological Health Attending Neurosurgeon at Acadiana Neurosurgical Institute, Louisiana, USA

12:45-12:50 PM:
From Eye Exam to Brain Exam: How Optometry Field Should Adapt to Advances in Brain Mapping
Deborah Zelinsky, O.D.,
 Member of the Board of SBMT, Founder and Executive Research Director of Mind Eye Institute, Chicago, IL.

12:50- 1:30 PM:Q/A and Panel Discussion Moderated by:
Babak Kateb, MD, Chairman of the Board of Society for Brain Mapping and Therapeutics (SBMT)
Bennet Omalu, MD, Neuropathologist, University of California, David Medical center
Jason Cormier, M.D., FAANS, FACS, Member of the Board of SBMT, FDA Consultant to the Neurological Devices Panel, Panels of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee and to the Center for Devices and Radiological Health Attending Neurosurgeon at Acadiana Neurosurgical Institute, Louisiana, USA
Indira Sakibova MBA, Warren S Grundfest, MD, FACS Policy Fellow, Society for Brain Mapping and Therapeutic (SBMT),
Please RSVP with Ms. Indira Sakibova, SBMT Policy Fellow at: indira.sakibova@worldbrainmapping.org

Sponsors: Applied Neuroscience

8th Annual Brain Mapping Day at the US Congress is a joint event between the Congressional Neuroscience Caucus and the Society for Brain Mapping and Therapeutics (SBMT), Brain Mapping Foundation and National Center for NanoBioElectronics aimed at educating policymakers about the state-of-the art diagnostics and therapeutics in clinical translational neuroscience.

Thursday – February 28th, 2019, 12PM noon – 3PM EST
Rayburn Building 2044,
United States Congress, Washington DC, USA,
Theme: Brain Health, Opioid, Mental and Neurotechnology.

Moderated by:
Babak Kateb, MD, Chairman of the Board of Society for Brain Mapping and Therapeutics (SBMT) | President of Brain Mapping Foundation (BMF) | Director of Brain Technology and Innovation Park (BTIP) Initiative | Director of National Center for NanoBioElectronics (NCNBE) | CEO of Smart Microscopy, Inc. | Chairman| Neuroscience-20/G20 Summit World Brain Mapping and Therapeutics Initiative | California | USA

Opening Remarks by Neuroscience Caucus Co-chairs:

12:30-12:35 PM:
The Human and the Financial Impact of Severe Head Injury in the US
Saleem Abdulrauf, M.D.
Professor and Chairman of Neurosurgery at St. Luis University Hospital, School of Medicine; President Elect of Society for Brain Mapping and Therapeutics (SBMT), President of Walter A. Dandy Society

12:35-12:40 PM:
Violence, Compassion, and the Brain
Jeremy G. Richman, Ph.D.
Founder & CEO, The Avielle Foundation
Dr. Richman is a neuro-pharmacologist with more than 20 years of research and drug discovery experience. Dr. Richman’s daughter was murdered in the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre

12:40-12:45 PM:
Spine care and opioid. What is wrong with the system?
Philip Schneider, MD,

Orthopedic/Spine Surgeon, Director of NASS Advocacy Council, North American Spine Society (NASS)

12:45-12:50 PM:
Opioid Epidemic: Innovations In Treatment
Daniel P. Sipple, D.O, F.A.B.M.R, D.A.B.P.M
Member of the Board of Society for Brain Mapping and Therapeutics (SBMT); Apple Valley Medical Center, MN,
Dr. Daniel Sipple is an expert in conservative management of a variety of spinal, musculoskeletal, and pain conditions.

12:50-12:55 PM:
Accelerating Drug Repositioning to Deliver Value Based Neurotherapeutics
Howard Federoff, M.D., Ph.D
Professor of Neurology at University of California, Irvine – College of Medicine, CA

12:55-1:00 PM:
Predictive modeling and AI for AD (Alzheimer’s Disease): Early detection and early intervention
Mark Ereth, M.D.
Professor Emeritus, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, MN

1:00-1:05 PM: Need Predictability in the Medical Device Ecosystem
Eric Muehlbauer, MJ, CAE,
Executive Director and CEO, North American Spine Society (NASS), IL

1:05-1:10 PM: Overview of the White House Office of Science Technology and Policy (OSTP)
Kelvin Droegemeier, Ph.D.
Director of the White House Office of Science, Technology and Policy (OSTP)

1:10-1:15 PM: Convergence of computation and neurotechnology to accelerate discovery and enable cures
Serge Braun, Ph.D.
Chief Scientist, AFM-Telethon, France, Paris.
A pioneering non-profit/biotech park in Paris, which has introduced many new therapeutics and drugs for motor neuron diseases.

1:15-2:00 PM:Q/A and Panel Discussion Moderated by:
Babak Kateb, MD
Ken Green, DMD,,Commander, US Navy (Retired), Vice President of Brain Mapping Foundation
Indira Sakibova MBA, Policy Fellow, Society for Brain Mapping and Therapeutic (SBMT),
Warren Boling, MD, Immediate Past President and Member of the Executive Board of SBMT, Professor and Chairman of Neurosurgery, Loma Linda University Medical Center.

Please RSVP with Ms. Indira Sakibova, SBMT Policy Fellow at: indira.sakibova@worldbrainmapping.org

7th Annual Brain Mapping Day at the US Congress is joint event between Congressional Neuroscience Caucus and the Society for Brain Mapping and Therapeutics (SBMT), Brain Mapping Foundation and National Center for NanoBioElectronics aimed at educating policymakers about the state-of-the art diagnostics and therapeutics in clinical translational neuroscience.

Wednesday – March 21st, 2018, 11AM – 2PM EST
Rayburn Building 2168 (The Gold Room),
United States Congress,Washington DC, USA,
The Theme: Brain Health, Discovery,Innovation, Addiction and Violence.

Moderated by:
Babak Kateb, MD, Chairman of the Board of Society for Brain Mapping and Therapeutics (SBMT) | President of Brain Mapping Foundation (BMF) | Director of Brain Technology and Innovation Park (BTIP) | Director of National Center for NanoBioElectronics (NCNBE) | CEO of Smart Microscopy Inc. | Chairman| Neuroscience-20+/G20 Summit World Brain Mapping and Therapeutics Initiative | California | USA

Opening Remarks by Neuroscience Caucus Co-chairs:

11:20-11:30 AM:
Honorable Congresswoman McMorris Rodgers
The U.S. Representative for Washington’s 5th congressional district
Cathy Anne McMorris Rodgers from Washington where she has served as the U.S. Representative for Washington’s 5th congressional district since 2004.

11:30-11-40 AM:
Honorable Congressman Earl Blumenauer
The U.S. Representative for Oregon’s 3rd congressional district
Earl Blumenauer is the U.S. Representative for Oregon’s 3rd congressional district, serving since 1996.

11:40-11:50 AM:
Violence, Compassion, and the Brain
Jeremy G Richman, Ph.D.
Founder & CEO, The Avielle Foundation.
Dr. Richman is a neuro-pharmacologist with more than 20 years of research and drug discovery experience.

11:50-12:00 PM:
Using Innovation to solve National Opioid Crisis
Daniel P. Sipple, D.O, F.A.B.M.R, D.A.B.P,M
Apple Valley Medical Center, MN
Dr. Daniel Sipple is an expert in conservative management of a variety of spinal, musculoskeletal, and pain conditions.

12:00-12:10 PM:
Lou Reese
Democratizing brain health through endobody vaccines
Co-founders and member of the Board of Directors of United Neuroscience

12:10-12:20 PM:
Cost of Neurological Disease to the US Economy
Venkatraman (Venkat) Sadanand MD, PhD, FRCSC, FACS, FAAP, FAANS
Associate Professor and Attending Pediatric Neurosurgeon Department of Neurosurgery Loma Linda University Health System Loma Linda, California

12:20-12:30 PM:
Neurotechnologies and Neuroventures: How to use American Innovation and Philanthropy to reduce costs, increase efficiency and improve outcome in Healthcare
Daniel J. DiLorenzo, MD, PhD, MBA
Assistant Professor, Neurosurgery Loma Linda University President, Barinetics Corporation

12:30-12:40 PM:
Application of Predictive Modeling and AI for Stroke
Sean Pakbaz, M.D.
Founder of Grow My Way and CEO of Bed Side Viewer

12:40-1:20 PM: Q/A and Panel Discussion Moderators by:
Babak Kateb, MD
Ken Green, DMD,
Commander, US Navy (Retired), Vice President of Brain Mapping Foundation.

This a private event and requires RSVP with Dr. Ken Green Ken.Green@WorldBrainMapping.Org

6th Annual Brain Mapping Day at the US Congress is joint event between Congressional Neuroscience Caucus and the Society for Brain Mapping and Therapeutics (SBMT), Brain Mapping Foundation and National Center for NanoBioElectronics aimed at educating policymakers about the state-of-the art diagnostics and therapeutics in clinical translational neuroscience.

Wednesday – March 8, 2017, 9AM-10AM EST
419 Dirksen Senate Office Building
United States Congress, Washington DC

 

Moderated by:
Babak Kateb, MD, Founding Chairman of the Board of Directors | President of Brain Mapping Foundation | Director of National Center for NanobioElectronics and Scientific Director of California Neurosurgical Institute | Chairman of the G20 Summit World Brain Mapping Initiative (Neuroscience-20).

Topics and Panelists:

9:20-9:25 AM
Brainstem disorders and neuroplasticity in Alzheimer’s disease, traumatic brain injury, PTSD
J. Wesson Ashford, M.D., Ph.D.
14th President of Society for Brain Mapping and Therapeutics (SBMT)
Director, War Related Illness and Injury Study Center (WRIISC)
VA Palo Alto Health Care System, Clinical Professor (affiliated), Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University School of Medicine

9:25-9:30 AM
Intraoperative Brain Mapping for Brain Tumor and Epilepsy
Warren Wilson Boling, Jr, MD
President Elect-Society for Brain Mapping and Therapeutics
Professor and Chairman, Department of Neurosurgery Loma Linda University, School of Medicine

9:30-9:35 AM
Advanced diagnostics and non-invasive treatments for brain injury
Maheen Mausoof Adamson, PhD
Member of the Advisory board of SBMT
Senior Scientific Research Director, Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center (DVBIC)
Clinical Associate Professor Affiliated Neurosurgery & Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
DVBIC, VA Palo Alto and Stanford University School of Medicine

9:35-9:40 AM
Advanced Energy Absorbing Materials for Protection and Prevention of Brain Damage
Afsaneh Rabiei, PhD
Member of the scientific board of Society for Brain Mapping and Therapeutics (SBMT)
Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Professor of Biomedical engineering, North Carolina State University

9:40-9:45 AM
Deep Brain Stimulation: Improving Lives by Improving Brain Circuitry
Mark Liker, MD, FAANS, FACS
Assistant Professor, Keck School of Medicine of USC, Department of Neurosurgery,
Founder and CEO, California Neurosurgical Institute

9:45-9:50 AM
Engineering Memories: Brain-Implantable Devices to Strengthen Memory Formation
Theodore W. Berger, PhD
Member of the Board of Society for Brain Mapping and Therapeutics (SBMT)
David Packard Professor of Engineering; Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Neuroscience, Director, Center for Neural Engineering, University of Southern California

9:50-9:55 AM
Neuroscience-20 and Brain Innovation and Technology Research Park Initiative (BITRP)
Babak Kateb, MD
Founding Chairman and CEO, Society for Brain Mapping and Therapeutics (SBMT)
Scientific Director of California Neurosurgical Institute (CNI)

Wednesday April 20th, 2016, 11AM-2PM EST
Room B-338, Rayburn House Office Building
45 Independence Ave South West
United States Congress, Washington DC

11:10-11:15 AM:
G20/+N20+ Brain Mapping Initiative: From Nanoneurosurgery & Neurophotonics to supercomputing, Artificial Intelligence and Predictive Modeling

Babak Kateb, MD
Chairman of the Board of SBMT, Scientific Director of California Neurosurgical Institute, President of Brain Mapping Foundation, Director of National Center for NanoBioElectronics, Visiting Scientist NASA/JPL, Los Angeles, CA, USA.

11:15-11:20 AM:
Role of the G20+/N20+ Brain Mapping Initiative in the Future of Clinical Neuroscience -Invention & Innovation

Aaron Filler, M.D., Ph.D., J.D,
13th President of SBMT (2015-2016), Directors of the Institute of Nerve Medicine, Neurosurgeon, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Ret. Lt. Colonel US Army Reserve, Los Angeles, CA, USA

11:20-11:25 AM:
Combining Wearable Impact Sensors, High Resolution Brain Mapping, and Advanced Data Analytics to Monitor and Reduce the Risks of Repetitive Head Impacts in Athletic and Military Environments

John Ralston, Ph.D.
Chairman, President & CEO X2 Biosystems, Silicon Valley, CA USA

11:25-11:30 AM
(G20+/Neuroscience-20) Middle East Brain Mapping Initiative: Brain Mapping & Brain Genomics

Her Excellency Mariam Matar, M.D.
Founder and Chairwoman of UAE Genetic Disease Association, Dubai, United Arab Emirate (UAE)

11:30-11:35
(G20+/Neuroscience-20) – Israel Middle East Brain Mapping Initiative: Neurophotonic and Transcranial Vascular Optical Imaging (TOVI) and Brain Mapping.

Vyacheslav (Slava) Kalchenko, M.D., Ph.D.
Head of In Vivo Optical Imaging Unit, Senior Staff Scientist, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel

11:35-11:40
(G20+/Neuroscience-20)-Turkey Middle East Brain Mapping Initiative: Psychiatry and Brain Mapping

Nevzat Tarhan, M.D.
President of Uskudar University,
Professor of Psychiatry, Istanbul, Turkey
&
Selahattin Gültekin, Ph.D. (Presenter)
Professor of Chemical Engineering
Dean of Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
Uskudar University, Istanbul, Turkey

11:40-11:45
Immunotherapy of Brain Cancer: A phase III clinical trial

Ray Chu, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, USA

11:45-11:50
Complex Skull base and Endovascular Therapeutics for Acquired Brain Injuries

Parham Yashar, M.D.
Director of Endovascular Program, California Neurosurgical Institute, Los Angeles, CA, USA

11:50-11:55
Double Hand Transplant for Wounded Soldiers: It Is Science Not Fiction

W.P. Andy Lee, M.D.
Milton T. Edgerton Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery,
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

11:55-12:00:
Haptic Augmented Reality & Virtual Reality Applications in Brain Mapping and Digital Therapeutics.

Harry Kloor, Ph.D. (Physics) and Ph.D. (Chemistry)
Member of the Scientific Board of SBMT; Member of the Award Committee of SBMT; Founder and CEO of Jupiter 9 Production; Co-Founder & Chief scientific Officer of Caricord Inc. Los Angeles, CA, USA

12:10-12:25
Award Presentation: 2016 SBMT-BMF Pioneer in Healthcare Policy Award Recipient:
Congressman Andy Harris (R – MD)
The U.S. Representative for Maryland’s 1st congressional district

Moderator & Chair:
Babak Kateb, MD – Founding Chairman of the Board of Directors | CEO and Scientific Director | Society for Brain Mapping & Therapeutics (SBMT) | Director of National Centre for Nano-Bio-Electronics (NCNBE) | Scientific Director and Director of Strategic Alliance | California Neurosurgical Institute | Editor of the Textbook of NeuroPhotonics and Brain Mapping | Editor of The Textbook of Nanoneuroscience and Nanoneurosurgery | President and Scientific Director of Brain Mapping Foundation|

12:25-1:30 PM 
Luncheon Discussion
Program Ends Sharp at: 2PM EST


A Congressional Brief on the state-of-the-art in Brain Mapping, Therapeutics & Translational Multi-speciality Neuroscience

Organizers: Society for Brain Mapping and Therapeutics (SBMT), Brain Mapping Foundation and Congressional Neuroscience Caucus

Location: Room HVC 201, Capitol Visitor Center,
United States Congress, Washington DC
Tuesday May 19th, 2015, 10AM -12 Noon EST


A Congressional Brief on the state-of-the-art in Brain Mapping, Therapeutics & Translational Multi-speciality Neuroscience

Organizers: Society for Brain Mapping and Therapeutics (SBMT), Brain Mapping Foundation and Congressional Neuroscience Caucus

Location: Gold Room in Rayburn building,
United States Congress, Washington DC
Tuesday May 20th, 2014, 8-10AM EST

8:10-8:15
Award Presentation to the Honorable Congressman Fattah

8:20-8:35
2014 SBMT-BMF Pioneer in Healthcare Policy Award Recipient
Congressman Chaka Fattah,
The United States Congressman from
2nd District of Pennsylvania, USA

8:40-8:45
New Ways to Measure Brain Activity
Geoff Ling, MD, PhD, FAAN
Director of Biological Technologies, Defense Advance Research Project Agency (DARPA),
Professor and Acting Chair of the Department of Neurology,
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS), USA

8:45-8:50
Mapping Brain Function – A Key to Finding Effective Treatments for TBI and PTSD
Timothy J. O’Leary, MD, PhD
Acting Chief R&D Officer
The US Department of Veterans Affairs,
Office of Research & development, USA

8:50-8:55
Neuroimaging of Brain Injury in the US Military
James P. Kelly, MA, MD, FAAN, FANA
Director, National Intrepid Center of Excellence (NICoE)
Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
Clinical Professor of Neurosurgery
University of Colorado School of Medicine, USA

8:55-9:00
Ambulance Based Treatment for Acute Stroke
Eric M. Bailey, Ph.D.
Founder & CEO, Neurologica Corporation, USA

9:00-9:05
Creating Windows into the Brain: The Emerging Synergy of Neuroscience and Medical Devices
Timothy Denison, Ph.D.
Director of Core Technology, Technical Fellow,
Medtronic Corporation, USA

9:05-9:10
Brain Mapping During Awake Brain Surgery
Ramin Rak, M.D., F.A.A.N.S.
Attending Neurosurgeon, North Shore-LIJ Health Systems, Winthrop University Hospital, Catholic Health System, Long Island, NY; SBMT Board Member; Director, Brain tumor program, North Shore-LIJ Huntington Hospital
Co-surgical Director& Director of Awake Craniotomy & Brain Mapping Program, Long Island Brain Tumor Center, USA

9:10-9:15
Los Alamos Contributions to Next Generation Brain Mapping and Therapeutics
David Pesiri, PhD
Director, The Richard P. Feynman Center for Innovation
Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA

9:15-9:20
Functional imaging in the pediatric brain
Michael R. Yochelson, MD, MBA
Vice President of Medical Affairs & Chief Medical Officer
MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital, SBMT Board Member
Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine
MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
Professor, Clinical Neurology & Clinical Rehabilitation Medicine
Georgetown University, USA

9:20-9:25
The Cyberbrain project: monitoring and modulation of brain function using wireless brain electrodes
Pantaleo Romanelli, MD
Scientific Director, AB Medica, SBMT Board Member
Scientist, European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF), Grenoble, France
Consultant Neurosurgeon and Scientific Director, CDI, Milano, Italy

9:25-9:30
Impact of Neurological Disorders on the World Economy, A $1T Question?
Kirsty Duncan, PhD
Member of Parliament of Canada
Professor of Health Studies at University of Toronto
Member of Board of Directors of SBMT,
Recipient of 2012 SBMT-BMF Pioneer in Healthcare Policy Award

Moderator:
Dr. Babak Kateb | Founding Chairman of the Board of Directors|CEO and Scientific Director|
Society for Brain Mapping & Therapeutics (SBMT)| Director of National Centre for Nano-Bio-Electronics (NCNBE)| Scientist| Maxine Dunitz Neurosurgical Institute| Department of Neurosurgery| Cedars Sinai Medical Center| Chief Editor| SBMT-PLoSOne NeuroMapping & Therapeutics| Editor of The Textbook of Nanoneuroscience and Nanoneurosurgery|
President and Scientific Director of Brain Mapping Foundation|

9:35-10:00 Discussion Program End Sharp at 10AM EST

 

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

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.

10:00-10:05
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?

10:05-10:10
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

10:10-10:15
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

10:15-10:20
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.

10:20-10:25
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”

10:25-10:30
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.

10:30-10:35
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

10:35-10:40
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

10:40-10:45
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

10:45-10:50
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

10:50-11:00
Q&A

Moderator: Ret. Navy Admiral/Dr. Adam Robinson, Director of Global Physicians and Scientists (GPS) program of Brain Mapping Foundation.

Talk times were 5 minutes and the program speakers included Drs:

1. Babak Kateb, Founding Chairman and Scientific Director of the Board of SBMT, President of Brain Mapping Foundation, Director of National Center for Nano-Bio-Electronics (NCNBE), Research Scientist at Department of Neurosurgery, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Founding Editor-in-Chief of SBMT-PLosOne-NeuroMapping & Therapeutics (NMT).
Title of the talk: Nano-Bio-Electronic: Integration of Stem cell, nanotechnology, imaging and medical device

2. Mike Y. Chen, Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery and the Section Head of Metastatic Brain Tumor Program, City of Hope Cancer Center, California, President of SBMT, USA
Title of the talk: Biosurgery for Brain Tumors

3. Michael Roy, Colonel, Medical Corps, U.S.Army, Director, Division of Military Internal Medicine Professor of Medicine Uniformed Services, University of the Health Sciences, President Elect of SBMT.
Title of the Talk: Using Virtual Reality to Improve Early Identification and Treatment of PTSD

4. James M Ecklund, Chairman, Dept of Neurosciences, Inova Fairfax Hospital, Medical Director, Neurosciences, Inova Health System, Professor of Surgery, USUHS,Professor of Neurosurgery, George Washington University and Virginia Commonwealth University
Title of the talk: Leveraging the Brain Machine Interface to Enhance Functional Recovery from Combat Injuries.

5. Michael Lim, Member of the board of SBMT, Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Departments of Neurosurgery, Oncology, and Institute for NanoBiotechnology, Director of the Brain Tumor Immunotherapy Program Director of the Metastatic Brain Tumor Program.
Title of the Talk: Using Focused Radiation to Augments a Brain Tumor Vaccine Strategy.

6. Jean Paul Allain, Purdue University, Associate Professor of Nuclear Engineering, Associate Professor of Materials Engineering, Affiliate Faculty of the Birck Nanotechnology Center, Director, Radiation and Surface Science and Engineering Laboratory.
Title of the Talk: Nanotechnology in Support of a Novel Neuroendovascular Strategy

7. John D Heiss, Head of Clinical Unit, Surgical NeurologyBranch, NINDS, NIH, Bethesda, Clinical Professor of Neurosurgery, George Washington University, Member of the Board of Director of SBMT
Title of the talk: Brain Mapping in the Intraoperative MRI Suite

8. Warren Grundfest, Professor of Surgery and BioMedical Engineering, UCLA-David Giffen School of Medicine, Member of the Board of SBMT
Title of the Talk: Advanced methods for brain cancer detection

9. Kirsty Duncan, Member of the Canadian Parliament and Associate Professor of Heath Studies at the University of Toronto. Recipient of the 2012 Pioneer in Healthcare Policy award of SBMT.
Title of the Talk: Brain Policy

Congressman Moran Letter:

Join Us at the US Congress
October 19th, 2023