NeuroFutures Conference 2014

June 16, 2014 - June 18, 2014

  • Seattle, WA
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The NeuroFutures Conference is designed to accelerate the pace and impact of innovations in neuroimaging, brain mapping, brain stimulation, big data analytics and brain-computer interfaces by bringing together thought leaders from these disciplines to exchange ideas and forge new collaborations. The conference will highlight people and organizations in the Northwest and from around the country that are leading the way in each of these areas.

Speakers at the NeuroFutures conference will address innovations in research for Parkinson's, Alzheimer's and depression.

NeuroFutures Public Lecture: Evening, June 16

Dr. Andres Lozano from the University of Toronto will kick off the NeuroFutures summit with a talk on “The Future of Brain Stimulation: Parkinson’s, Depression, Alzheimer’s and beyond" (see his related TED Talk here). Afterwards, he will discuss his work with science educator and author David Heil, and field questions from the audience.

NeuroFutures Conference attendees are encouraged to join this public lecture and moderated discussion.

NeuroFutures Conference: June 17-18

The NeuroFutures Summit will be a two-day integrated single-track conference with keynote presentations, panel discussions, lightning talks, poster sessions, and a special evening reception.  Meeting attendees will learn the state of the art in selected areas, present and discuss their work, and have ample time to interact with neurotechnology leaders from the Pacific Northwest and across North America in a small conference setting. This will lead to valuable new contacts, insights, and collaboration opportunities.

Keynote speakers include Ed Lein (Allen Institute), Craig Forest (Georgia Tech), Richard Andersen (Caltech), Richard Buxton (UCSD), Tim Denison (Medtronic), Andres Lozano (U Toronto), Jeffrey Ojemann (UW) and Justin Sanchez (DARPA). In addition, the following Allen Institute investigators are giving talks:

  • Mike Hawrylycz – The canonical genetic signatures of the adult human brain
  • Tim Blanche – Order of magnitude improvements for neural interfaces
  • Julie Harris – The Allen Mouse Brain Connectivity atlas
  • Hanchuan Peng – High-throughput neuroanatomy and data mining

For more information on the program, and to see the full set of speakers, visit the conference page on the UW website.