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  • Accelerating Translational Neurotechnology: Fourth Annual Aspen Brain Forum

    September 18 - 20, 2013
    Aspen Meadows Resort

    Presented by The Aspen Brain Forum Foundation, Science Translational Medicine, and the New York Academy of Sciences

    Neurotechnology encompasses electrical, chemical, and medical devices and products that can interact with or intervene in the activity of the central nervous system. These technologies include neuroprosthetics, neuroengineering, neuroimaging, optogenetics, neuromodulation, and neural stem cell therapies. Translating neurotechnologies from the laboratory into clinical and commercial products has been an arduous process. Yet many of these new tools show great potential to revolutionize the treatment of neurological diseases and disorders including depression, pain, headache, epilepsy, neuromuscular disease, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, and traumatic brain injury.

    Through a series of plenary sessions, panel discussions, and interactive breakout groups, this 2.5-day international conference shall explore innovative scientific, clinical, and organizational models for advancing the translation of neuroscience research into technology that can dramatically improve diagnosis and treatment of neurological and psychiatric disease. Participants will also examine the ethical and regulatory challenges in translating neuroscience research, and the potential economic impact of their clinical application.

    This conference includes a breakout session. During registration, you will be asked to choose a work group based on your area/disease of interest. Please pick your first and second choices for this session. You may also write in an alternate topic. We will create additional groups if there is sufficient interest. Registrants will receive an email with work group details several weeks prior to the conference.

    Choices include: Parkinson's Disease, Major Depression and other Mood Disorders, Chronic Pain, Alzheimer's Disease, Traumatic Brain Injury, or Neuromuscular Control / Neuroprosthetics.

    Reception to follow on September 18, 6:45 PM – 7:45 PM.

    Registration for this conference includes free access to the Public Lecture, Bionic Skeletons and Beyond: Emerging Technologies for Spinal Cord Injury, and Reception on Wednesday, September 18, 2013.

    Registration Pricing

      By 8/9/2013 After 8/9/2013 Onsite
    Member $295 $350 $395
    Student/Postdoc Member $195 $250 $295
    Nonmember (Academia) $395 $450 $495
    Nonmember (Corporate) $495 $595 $650
    Nonmember (Non-profit) $395 $450 $495
    Nonmember (Student / Postdoc / Fellow) $195 $250 $295

    Registration includes a complimentary, one-year membership to the New York Academy of Sciences. Complimentary memberships are provided to non-members only and cannot be used to renew or extend existing or expiring memberships. A welcome email will be sent upon registration which will include your membership credentials.

    Presented by

    • Aspen Brain Forum
    • AAAS Science Translational Medicine
    • NYAS