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Expo Day: Baycrest, Lumosity, BrainBaseline & SharpBrains

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Dur­ing Expo Day selected Sum­mit Spon­sors show­cased their lat­est ini­tia­tives and solutions:
-- Bay­crest: Meet the new $100m+ Cana­dian Cen­tre for Aging and Brain Health Inno­va­tion, with Dr. Randy McIn­tosh, Vice-president of Research and Direc­tor of Baycrest’s Rot­man Research Institute.
-- Lumos­ity: Dis­cuss emerg­ing stan­dards for cog­ni­tive research with Dr. Glenn Mor­ri­son, Direc­tor of Clin­i­cal Trials.
-- Brain­Base­line: Explore the lat­est in mobile cog­ni­tive assess­ments with Joan Sev­er­son, Pres­i­dent of Dig­i­tal Artefacts.
-- Help improve and expand The Sharp­Brains Guide to Brain Fit­ness with co-author Alvaro Fernandez.

Presentations @ The 2015 SharpBrains Virtual Summit http://sharpbrains.com/summit-2015/agenda

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Expo Day: Baycrest, Lumosity, BrainBaseline & SharpBrains

  1. 1. Expo Day
  2. 2. 2CANADIAN CENTRE FOR AGING & BRAIN HEALTH INNOVATION PRESENTED TO SharpBrains November 19, 2015 Dr. Randy McIntosh Vice President, Research
  3. 3. 3CANADIAN CENTRE FOR AGING & BRAIN HEALTH INNOVATION THE GLOBAL CHALLENGE •  47.5M people with dementia now •  1.1 billion more seniors globally by 2050; 135.5M of them will have dementia •  Dementia leading cause of disability among Canadian seniors
  4. 4. 4CANADIAN CENTRE FOR AGING & BRAIN HEALTH INNOVATION NO CURE, BUT HOPE •  Research • Lifestyle strategies • Early diagnosis/intervention • Quality of life
  5. 5. 5CANADIAN CENTRE FOR AGING & BRAIN HEALTH INNOVATION OPPORTUNITY •  Senior care and brain health markets • Senior care projected worth $319 billion in US by 2016 • Brain health applications, software, biometrics projected growth to between $4 and 10 billion by 2020
  6. 6. 6CANADIAN CENTRE FOR AGING & BRAIN HEALTH INNOVATION BARRIERS TO INNOVATION Lack of: •  Focus •  Test environment •  Evidence •  Supporting resources •  Lead customer
  7. 7. 7CANADIAN CENTRE FOR AGING & BRAIN HEALTH INNOVATION OPPORTUNITY Senior care and brain health markets •  Senior care projected worth $319 billion in US by 2016 •  Brain health applications, software, biometrics projected growth to between $4 and 10 billion by 2020
  8. 8. 8CANADIAN CENTRE FOR AGING & BRAIN HEALTH INNOVATION Canadian Centre for Aging and Brain Health Innovation (CC-ABHI) VISION A world in which people can age in the setting of their choice, maintaining their cognitive, emotional and physical well-being, and independence as long as possible MISSION To accelerate: development, validation, commercialization, dissemination and adoption of innovative products, services and best practices to support brain health and aging
  9. 9. 9CANADIAN CENTRE FOR AGING & BRAIN HEALTH INNOVATION FUNDING Over next 5 years •  $42M Government of Canada •  $23.5M Government of Ontario •  $33.1M Industry & Public Sector •  $25M Donors
  10. 10. 10CANADIAN CENTRE FOR AGING & BRAIN HEALTH INNOVATION PROGRAM AREAS DEVELOP Innovative Solutions DISSEMINATE Knowledge & Best Practices TEST Products in Real-World Settings CC-ABHI
  11. 11. 11CANADIAN CENTRE FOR AGING & BRAIN HEALTH INNOVATION DEVELOP Solutions to enhance aging •  Translate basic research into real-world technologies, solutions and applications •  Become a catalyst for commercialization of technologies and solutions in this sector
  12. 12. 12CANADIAN CENTRE FOR AGING & BRAIN HEALTH INNOVATION TEST Support companies and other innovators to demonstrate, test and improve products and processes targeting aging adults and the mental or cognitive health of seniors •  Healthcare organizations, governments, physicians won’t invest without evidence. •  CC-ABHI offers a population of elders and expertise in testing methodologies and generating evidence
  13. 13. 13CANADIAN CENTRE FOR AGING & BRAIN HEALTH INNOVATION DISSEMINATE Disseminate solutions by providing services to drive adoption and scalability •  Innovations and knowledge offered to all partners within CC-ABHI’s network •  Experiential training, telemedicine, e- learning modules ensure wide adoption of validated solutions
  14. 14. 14CANADIAN CENTRE FOR AGING & BRAIN HEALTH INNOVATION COLLABORATION MODEL
  15. 15. 15CANADIAN CENTRE FOR AGING & BRAIN HEALTH INNOVATION INNOVATION PIPELINE INNOVATION
  16. 16. 16CANADIAN CENTRE FOR AGING & BRAIN HEALTH INNOVATION PARTNERS TO DATE
  17. 17. 17CANADIAN CENTRE FOR AGING & BRAIN HEALTH INNOVATION Seniors Quality LEAP Initiative (SQLI)
  18. 18. 18CANADIAN CENTRE FOR AGING & BRAIN HEALTH INNOVATION Thank you Dr. Randy McIntosh Vice President, Research rmcintosh@research.baycrest.org
  19. 19. 19CANADIAN CENTRE FOR AGING & BRAIN HEALTH INNOVATION Summit is on break. (we will resume at 11:15am Pacific Time)
  20. 20. Privileged & Confidential Lumos Labs, Inc. Lumos Labs SharpBrains Summit 19 November 2015 Glenn Morrison, PhD
  21. 21. LUMOS LABS, INC. Our Mission •  Create and validate training tools that aim to improve cognitive abilities •  Create and validate assessment tools to measure cognitive performance •  Advance the pace of cognitive science research •  Expand the understanding of the human brain
  22. 22. LUMOS LABS, INC. HCP Researcher Ecosystem •  Includes university-based researchers, industry partners, educators, clinicians, and study volunteers •  Research areas include: •  brain injuries and rehabilitation •  chronic conditions •  diseases and disorders •  data science projects •  education and learning •  exercise and athletics •  cognitive change in healthy adults
  23. 23. LUMOS LABS, INC. Problem Statement for 
 Brain Training Industry ➡  No clear agreement on the core elements that need to be included in any study of CCT in order to demonstrate clear evidence of efficacy (statistical improvement) and effectiveness (real-world relevance) •  ‘Stanford’ Statement •  Statement released by The Stanford Center on Longevity and the Berlin Max Planck Institute for Human Development •  Signed by 70 largely academic researchers •  Finds that claims promoting brain games are frequently exaggerated and at times misleading •  Encourages continued careful research and validation in this field •  Open Response Letter •  Open Letter published and signed by 127 neuroscientists, psychologists, and other experts in the field of neural plasticity •  Disagrees with the consensus •  Does not agree that “there is no compelling scientific evidence” that brain exercises “offer consumers a scientifically grounded avenue to reduce or reverse cognitive decline.” •  Expressed concern that many readers of the Stanford statement might wrongly conclude that there is no evidence that any cognitive training regimen can improve cognitive function
  24. 24. LUMOS LABS, INC. Call to Action •  Bring together CCT industry leaders, academics, and experts in the field •  Review and discuss current state of computerized cognitive training research •  Reach consensus on the standards for conducting adequate and well-controlled studies to support efficacy and effectiveness •  Publish consensus paper that those in the field can turn to for guidance
  25. 25. LUMOS LABS, INC. Open Questions for Consideration •  What is the best control condition? •  Active control? •  Passive/no-contact control? •  What is the optimal training regimen? •  How many times/week? •  How many weeks? •  Requirement for booster? •  Requirement for maintenance of effect? •  What are the best outcomes •  Measuring cognition •  Computerized assessments vs pencil/paper •  Remote vs in-clinic •  Measuring function •  Self-reported outcomes •  Performance based outcomes •  Other
  26. 26. LUMOS LABS, INC. How to Get Involved •  An Industry effort and not a Lumos/Lumosity effort •  Currently generating list of experts to reach out to and plan for an initial meeting in early 2016 •  Small group first in an effort to identify key principles and agree on major themes •  Plan for larger meeting in Q1 2016 •  Interested? Contact glenn@lumoslabs.com
  27. 27. LUMOS LABS, INC. Privileged & Confidential Lumos Labs, Inc. 70 Million Bright Minds
  28. 28. LUMOS LABS, INC. Summit is on break. (we will resume at 12pm Pacific Time)
  29. 29. Joan Severson, President of Digital Artefacts
  30. 30. Summit is on break. (we will resume at 12:45pm Pacific Time)
  31. 31. Alvaro Fernandez @alvarof
  32. 32. Remember the opportunity… Improve performance Delay decline
  33. 33. …but, no one shoe fits all AGE PERFORMANCE 25 50 75 100 PERFORMANCE AGE
  34. 34. Japanese edition in 1-2 months (Hankyu Communications)
  35. 35. Source: The SharpBrains Guide to Brain Fitness (second edition)
  36. 36. Example: Cells that fire together wire together
  37. 37. Example: Don’t need to be a car mechanic, but…
  38. 38. Example: Mental activity vs. mental exercise Source: Maguire, Woollett, & Spiers, 2006
  39. 39. We better start educating users and professionals
  40. 40. "A stimulating, challenging resource, full of solid information and practical tips for improving brain health." –Kirkus Reviews "On a personal note, I have to say I wish I had read this awesome guide when I was much younger.” –Scientific American "...nice to see the new book…where all of the relevant information is in one place." –Greater Good Science Center at UC-Berkeley à Amazon + Libraries
  41. 41. •  Getting to more readers •  Book or another format •  “Brain Fitness” or “Invest in your Brain” •  Science-help vs divulgation vs self-help •  Start or end with Jigsaw •  Role of interviews •  Questionnaire/ quiz? Brainstorming
  42. 42. Sponsors Thank you
  43. 43. To learn more, visit sharpbrains.com

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