The 15th Annual World Congress of SBMT will bring together physicians, scientists, policy makers, funding agencies and industry to further the advances and applications in brain and spinal cord mapping and image guided therapies (operative and non-operative). The conference will take place at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in LA (April 13th to April 15th 2018) in the metropolitan city of Los Angeles, California on the West Coast of the United State of America.
We encourage you to come and visit the annual conference which will host a world class program across the three days, an exhibition hall, poster displays and plenty of networking events.
The conference aim is to create a critical mass by introducing synergy amongst inter-disciplinary researchers to further understand the brain function and nervous system. It will serve as a platform from which to develop interactions between many of the stakeholders who also have extensive collaborations at national and international levels.
The conference provides the opportunity to be at the forefront of brain sciences, therapeutics in general and neural stem cells interventions in particular. It provides a strong platform for industry and biotech companies to interact with academia in frontiers of science in this field for translational initiatives involving diverse patient's interest groups.
The official language of this convention is English. Topics covered including:
Neurosurgery (e.g. Image Guided Therapy/intervention, brain tumors and intraoperative navigation, nanoneurosurgery, stereotactic radiosurgery, minimally invasive therapy, vascular neurosurgery, functional neurosurgery, neurotrauma/military medicine, surgical simulation...)
Neurology (e.g. Movement Disorders, Neurodegenerative Diseases, Neurooncology, Neuromodulation, epilepsy, autism, brain and spinal cord function...)
Psychiatry (e.g. medical imaging for psychiatric conditions such as schizophrenia, depression, PTSD...)
Radiology (e.g. fMRI, PET, Nuclear medicine, MR SPEC, MR-PET, DTI, CT-PET, Focused Ultrasound, SQUID MRI, ultra high/low MRI)
Neuroscience (e.g. stem cell, molecular neuroscience, image guided mapping of genes, proteomics, genomics, neurophysiology,...)
Neuroengineering (e.g. biomaterial & tissue engineering, human brain Machine Interface, brain and spinal cord devices, nanomedicine, extraterrestrial/space medicine & clinical practice, software engineering, electrical and material engineering, aeronautic engineering/space medicine and Radiation Physics/Oncology as well as robotics)
Nano-Bio-Electronics (e.g. integration of Stem cell/cellular therapy with nanotechnology, medical devices and imaging)
Spinal Cord (e.g. regeneration, stem cell, imaging, implants and biologics and imaging...)
Policy (e.g. healthcare policy issues that affect the treatment delivery, and usage of certain devices/drugs/imaging technologies, FDA regulations and reimbursements, federal and regional regulation impacting healthcare delivery and research funding...)
The audience includes:
Neuroscientists, Neurosurgeons, Neurologists, radiologists, pathologists, Oncologists, Chemists, engineers (material, electrical, biomedical, aeronautics and computer), stem cell and molecular biologists, nanotechnologists, pharmacologists and rehabilitation medicine scientists and physicians, psychiatrists and psychologists. Undergraduate and graduate students are welcomed. The program also covers the great work done by post-doctoral candidates, fellows and world leaders in the field.
Duration of talks:
Each talk will consist of 5 speakers who will be allotted 15 minutes (excluding Q/A). Each session will have 10 minutes group roundtable - Q/A followed by 30 minutes break.