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The Brain Mapping Foundation (BMF), in collaboration with the Society for Brain Mapping and Therapeutics (SBMT), is pleased to announce the first World Brain Expo for patients and their families to learn about the latest advancements in neuroscience. The organizations have been involved in fast tracking therapeutics for neurological, spine, and psychiatric disorders through its annual World Brain Mapping Convention, fellowships, and pioneering publications.  They have also played a significant role in raising global awareness through neuroscience policy forums such as the Eighth Annual Brain Mapping Day at the US Congress on Feb. 28th, and the International Brain Mapping/Neuroscience-20 Initiative.

The foundation is holding its annual fundraising gala to honor individuals who have contributed to scientific discovery and achievements and helped shape public policies that have provided patients with a better quality of life. Special guests will include scientists, NFL Players, physicians and Hollywood celebrities, including Grammy Award winner, Debbie Boone, who will have a musical performance at the gala. Drs. Deepak ChopraDaniel PerlJeff WangNevzat Tarhan, and a filmmaker Sean Stone are amongst the award recipients.  The host for the evening is actor David Walton.

“This event is considered as the equivalent of the Oscar for Neuroscience because we not only advance the science, technology, medicine, art and policy in the field through the convention but also recognize excellence in the field and pioneers who have introduced game-changing therapeutics and diagnostics,” said Babak Kateb, MD, Chairman of the Board of SBMT and President of BMF.

The First World Brain Expo, to be held March 15 -17, and open to the general public, will include panel discussions with Dr. Deepak Chopra, Nobel Laureate Eric Kandel, and leading scientists from the Department of Defense and the Veterans Administration.  Leading specialists in spine surgery, neurosurgery, neurology, neuroradiology, neuroscience, neuro-engineering, psychiatry and neuro-oncology will speak on the latest innovations in therapeutic options.

“The first World Brain Expo is aimed at educating the public about the recent findings and advances in the field, which have enormous impact on brain health and affects billions of people globally,” said Harry Kloor, PhD (Chemistry), PhD (Physics), producer, director, writer, and BMF board member.  “BMF gala is a unique event where pioneers in the field, Hollywood celebrities, athletes, veterans, military leaders, industry CEOs and NGOs come together in order to create a united front for curing neurological disorders.”

Admission for the Expo general public is $20 per adult and children under 18 are free to attend. Registration information for the Brain Expo attendees can be found at The First World Brain Expo.

For physicians, surgeons, engineers and scientists interested in attending the 16th Annual World Congress of SBMT, to be held March 15-17th, visit www.WorldBrainMapping.Org. USC Keck School of Medicine and the North American Spine Society (NASS) will be providing over 30 hours of Continuing Medical Education (CME) accreditation.

During the 3-day World Congress of SBMT, attendees will debate scientific discoveries, engage in hands on cadaver lab surgeries, review evidence in neuropathology labs, exchange ideas at the poster hall, and meet venture capital and angel investors in the neurotech section. “The BMF has created an innovative, global, and collaborative ecosystem for rapid introduction of diagnostics and therapeutics. Approximately 800 speakers and 10 keynotes will present at this convention including the US Army General John Murray,” said, Vicky Yamamoto, Ph.D., SBMT Executive Director and a cancer scientist in the Department of Head and Neck Surgery, USC-Keck School of Medicine.

For more information about how you can purchase the gala ticket, please visit: 16th Annual Gathering for the Cure Gala of BMF


SOURCE Society for Brain Mapping and Therapeutics