2019 Brain Health & Performance Summit

Wednesday June 5

Day One Current Landscape of Concussion Research

How is new research changing the way we diagnose and treat concussions? How do men and women experience concussions differently? How does the timing of physical therapy affect recovery? And how does an emphasis on sports psychology improve the emotional well-being and physical performance of student athletes?

Experts from across the country bring their experience and analysis to the table in this comprehensive examination of the traumatic brain injury.

Featuring: Steven P. Broglio, PhD, ATC, and Thomas W. McAllister, MD, investigators in the NCAA and U.S. Department of Defense’s Concussion Assessment, Research and Education (CARE) Consortium. The consortium is the largest-ever prospective study on sport concussion, examining an estimated 35,000 student athletes from 30 universities. Drs. Broglio and McAllister lend their expertise in genetics and imaging to a larger panel of experts discussing the state of concussion research today.

Thursday June 6

Day Two Technology and Data

What is the future of wearable technology? What ethical and legal responsibilities exist when wearables’ health data is collected? How are VR, AR and AI influencing human potential for physical and cognitive performance? And how can “design thinking” improve our problem-solving skills?

Professionals in nearly any industry can benefit from these presentations on creative problem-solving, dazzling new technology and the ethics of data-gathering.

Featuring: Neuroscientist and New York Times bestselling author David Eagleman, PhD, who wrote and presented the PBS documentary series “The Brain with David Eagleman.” A book signing and screening of his documentary “Creativity” follows a presentation of his work, which includes research in sensory substitution, time perception, brain plasticity, synesthesia and neurolaw.

Friday June 7

Day Three Optimizing Human Performance

What more can humans do to operate at peak performance? Sessions on the final day of the 2019 Brain Health & Performance Summit explore the how human cognition and resilience intersect with lifestyle, diet, medication, sleep and exercise.

Featuring: Addiction psychiatrist and author Kevin Hill, MD, MHS, whose clinical research focuses on marijuana and addiction treatment. In his work, Dr. Hill is committed to bridging the gap between science and the public perception about marijuana, including its related policy issues.

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