SIVOTEC SVP Dr. Michael Bergeron chaired a very timely and well-received scientific session, "Advanced Analytics in Sport Neuroscience and Brain Health" at the Society for Brain Mapping & Therapeutics World Congress. Central to the Society's theme of "Breaking Boundaries of Science, Technology, Medicine, Art, and Healthcare Policy," the Congress focused on innovation, translation, integration, and commercialization of neuro-technologies.
The SIVOTEC symposium emphasized select positive aspects of regular exercise and fitness on brain health and activity-dependent neuroplasticity. This was followed by potential concerns on adolescent brain health with Sport participation, and how advanced technology platforms can be diagnostically revealing across sport and athlete development, as well as the post-concussion period to resolve. The session closed with an emphasis on pulling it together with an advanced analytics / predictive modeling solution and commercializing neuroscience and brain health knowledge.
Other panelists included Todd A. Maugans, M.D., Chief, Division of Neurosurgery Nemours Children's Hospital, Orlando, Florida; Vernon Williams, M.D., Director, Kerlan-Jobe Center for Sports Neurology, Los Angeles, California; Taghi Khoshgoftaar, Ph.D., Chair and professor of the Department of Computer and Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Florida Atlantic University and the Director of the National Science Foundation Big Data Training and Research Laboratory, and Pete Martinez, President & CEO of SIVOTEC Analytics.
The Congress took place in Los Angeles, California, from April 13-15, 2018, and brought together physicians, scientists, policy makers, funding agencies, and industry innovators as a showcase of the vast array of all aspects of brain science, brain research, therapies, and the treatment of brain and spinal cord injuries and diseases.