“Accelerating U.S.‐ Israel Neuroscience & Neurotechnology Collaborations”
"Accelerating U.S.‐ Israel Neuroscience & Neurotechnology Collaborations”
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 - 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
The National Academy of Sciences Building
2100 C St. NW Washington, D.C. 20037
The human brain is the most complex object of study in the history of science. Brain research affects the lives of all human beings. The complexity of the brain creates significant challenges that requires a multidisciplinary effort by physicians, researchers, engineers, chemists, mathematicians and others, teaming up to search for new methods and more accurate diagnostics to enhance our understanding of basic brain functions. Recent advances in brain research, including developments in memory and brain training, will revolutionize outcomes for patients and bring significant benefits to society as a whole.
The U.S.-Israel Neurotechnology and Neuroscience Conference will bring together leading scientists from academia and industry to highlight recent developments in the study of brain function and brain disorders. Cutting edge technologies that will lead to breakthroughs in the diagnosis and treatment of neurological disorders will be showcased, and opportunities for cooperation between companies and researchers in both countries will be explored.
Dr. Henry Brem, Director of Neurosurgical Oncology at the Johns Hopkins Hospital Department of Neurosurgery, is one the the featured speakers. Dr. Brem is currently a Board Member of the Maryland/Israel Development Center.
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About the organizers:
BIRD - Israel-U.S. Binational Industrial Research and Development Foundation
The BIRD Foundation was established in May 1977 by the U.S. and the Israeli governments to stimulate, promote, and support industrial R&D of mutual benefit to the U.S. and Israel. Since its inception, the BIRD Foundation has invested in more than 800 projects which have yielded direct and indirect revenue of approximately $8 billion. (www.birdf.com)
BSF -U.S.-Israel Binational Science Foundation
BSF was established in 1972 by the governments of the United States and Israel. Since its establishment, the Foundation has promoted and supported cooperative, scientific and technological research for peaceful purposes and for the benefit of both countries. To qualify for BSF grants, proposals must indicate active collaboration between American and Israeli scientists, and be of excellent scientific merit as judged by peer review. (www.bsf.org.il)
United States- Israel Science and Technology Foundation
The U.S.-Israel Science & Technology Foundation (USISTF) is a non-profit organization founded by a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of Commerce and the Israel Ministry of Industry, Trade and Labor with a mission of strengthening the scientific and R&D relationship of the U.S. and Israel to promote economic growth through innovation. USISTF achieves its mission by convening U.S.-Israel scientific and industry conferences, producing strategy and policy data and publications and facilitating R&D framework programs that enable joint research activities. (www.usistf.org)
2100 C St. NW
Washington, DC 20037
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