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Our Precious Brains: Mapping the Path for the Remedy When Things Go Wrong
A Free Public Symposium and Lunch

Saturday Sept. 12 - 9am to 1:30pm

Location and Parking:
Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine Duane Roth Auditorium
2880 Torrey Pines Scenic Drive,
La Jolla, CA 92037

Who Should Attend?
The General Public and Anyone affected by Memory Loss, Parkinson’s, Stroke, Brain Injury, Alzheimer’s, Depression, Autism, Epilepsy, OCD or Mental Illness

This symposium will educate the public on the current efforts to develop new technologies aimed at revolutionizing neurology, and at addressing and alleviating the pain and distress of the communities of those affected by brain injuries and disorders. The entire affected community has a common challenge: the tools available are not broad enough or deep enough to give us an adequate understanding of the brain in order to be able to combat these diseases and conditions effectively. The BRAIN Initiative and its offshoot programs at the state – Cal-BRAIN –and others at the regional level are aimed at developing these tools.

The BRAIN Initiative is a federal program launched in April, 2013 aimed at developing new “neurotechnologies.” It was initiated by a small group of scientists, two of whom will be presenting at the symposium. UCSD’s Center for Brain Activity Mapping was set up at the same time to spearhead efforts at UCSD for the BRAIN Initiative. Under the leadership of scientists from UCSD and the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, the State of California inaugurated its own program in July, 2014 to augment this effort for scientists in the state – Cal-BRAIN. More recently, a regional organization, the San Diego BRAIN Consortium, has been set up to promote collaborations among the local research institutions, to create a neurotechnology training program, and to foster entrepreneurial activity and commercialization based on the new discoveries.


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Cal-BRAIN, UCSD Center for Brain Activity Mapping, San Diego BRAIN Consortium

Kristen Michener - 858-534-9840 or email:


SDBC Regional Symposium – Sept. 19, 2015

The San Diego BRAIN Consortium presents its first regional symposium on:

Neurotechnology Research in San Diego

Highlighting cutting edge research in our region related to the BRAIN Initiative.

Topics will include new developments in wireless devices, nanotechnology, optogenetics, imaging, and genetic tools.

Saturday Sept. 19
9am to 4pm

Sanford Consortium Auditorium
2880 Torrey Pines Scenic Drive,
La Jolla, CA 92037


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