Leaders in childhood brain development to meet in New York for the Fifth Annual Aspen Brain Forum

Educators, psychologists, doctors, and academics will convene November 11 – 13 at the New York Academy of Sciences to focus on translating scientific research into improved developmental outcomes for at-risk children.

NEW YORK, November 6, 2014 - The future success of a child is crucially dependent on the earliest stages of brain development. At this year's annual Aspen Brain Forum 'Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science. The concluding panel discussion on 'How to Shape Policy to Address Multiple Adversities in Early Childhood Development' will feature representatives from UNICEF, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the New York City Department of Education, and the President of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

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For more information about Shaping the Developing Brain: Prenatal through Early Childhood Fifth Annual Aspen Brain Forum visit: www.nyas.org/developingbrain

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About the New York Academy of Sciences

The New York Academy of Sciences is an independent, not-for-profit organization that since 1817 has been committed to advancing science, technology, and society worldwide. With more than 22,000 members in 100 countries around the world, the Academy is creating a global community of science for the benefit of humanity. The Academy's core mission is to advance scientific knowledge, positively impact the major global challenges of society with science-based solutions, and increase the number of scientifically informed individuals in society at large.

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About the Aspen Brain Forum

The Aspen Brain Forum Foundation is a high-level think tank located in the retreat setting of Aspen, CO, with the mission of funding, producing, and hosting an annual meeting with our strategic partners the New York Academy of Sciences and Science Translational Medicine on cutting-edge topics in neuroscience to advance global collaboration and scientific breakthroughs. In 2012 Aspen Brain Forum began alliances with the American Brain Coalition, the American Brain Foundation and One Mind for Research, to enhance efforts to prevent and cure brain disorders such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, Autism, and Depression, within a decade. For more information, please visit www.aspenbrainforum.com.

About Science Translational Medicine

Science Translational Medicine, launched in October 2009, is the newest journal published by AAAS/Science. The goal of Science Translational Medicine is to promote human health by providing a forum for communicating the latest biomedical research findings from basic, translational, and clinical researchers from all established and emerging disciplines relevant to medicine. A major goal of Science Translational Medicine is to publish papers that identify and fill the scientific knowledge gaps at the junction of basic research and medical application in order to accelerate the translation of scientific knowledge into new methods for preventing, diagnosing, and treating human disease. For more information, please visit http://stm.sciencemag.org.