BrainFutures 2017 is unique in its focus on neuroplasticity-based advances in treatment and self-care. As the second oldest mental health advocacy organization in the nation, the Mental Health Association of Maryland has established BrainFutures to raise awareness of emerging solutions that are transforming brain health. Please visit https://www.brainfutures.org to view the full agenda and other conference details. Continuing education credits are available and NASW-WV members are eligible for the special rate of $199 using CODE: BRAINFUTURES2017
There are also a limited number of scholarships available by contacting Susan Linkous at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have recruited world-renowned leaders in neuroscience, psychiatry, health, technology and education to share solutions that:
- Provide alternative treatment options for people living with mental health or substance use problems
- Offer new testing options to better predict medicine that will be effective for an individual based on his or her genetic makeup or neuroimaging
- Use technology for treatment or as adjuncts to traditional care, including science-based games and apps for symptom tracking, illness management, skill building and social connection
- Address the urgency of embedding diet, exercise, sleep improvement and other lifestyle strategies, such as mindfulness and meditation, in effective behavioral health treatment programs
- Explore what’s new in the use of magnetic and electrical brain stimulation for a variety of behavioral health conditions
- Present results from promising psilocybin research for anxiety and depression
- Shed light on how virtual reality is transforming all areas of health care, including behavioral health
- Provide effective strategies to maintain healthy cognition as we age, including a neurology practice offering a science-based program to boost memory
- Advance improvements in care for veterans and the military
- Demonstrate how schools are using computer training, physical exercise, neurofeedback and mindfulness to improve student outcomes
BrainFutures offers hopeful news grounded in science that can make a difference in individual lives. We hope you can join us in September.