International Society for Neurofeedback & Research (ISNR) 18th Annual Conference

International Society for Neurofeedback & Research (ISNR) 18th Annual Conference
Denver, Colorado Sept 30-Oct 3, 2010

ISNR invites you to their 18th Annual Conference for Health Professionals, Education Professionals, Researchers & Students. This conference offers workshops by the leading clinicians and researchers in the field of neuroscience. There will be many workshops and keynote talks on clinical as well as theoretical applications in the neuroscience field.

Letter from the Conference Chair:

It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to an ISNR conference for the third year as the conference chair. For this 18th Annual International Conference of the International Society for Neurofeedback and Research I am delighted to host you in Denver, Colorado, one of the few cities in history that was not built on a road, railroad, lake, navigable river or body of water when it was founded. It just happened to be where the first few flakes of gold were found in 1858. ISNR, like Denver, has grown from golden ideas and holds a bright and rich future.  With this spirit I invite you to join in a collective reflection on what our field has accomplished during these past 18 years, and on the scholarly challenges before us.

In addition to the parallel oral presentations, panel sessions, and workshops, here are a few highlights of the plenary sessions:

  • Keynote Speaker- Norman Doidge, MD, NY Times best-selling author, will present “The Brain That Changes Itself: The Neuroplasticity Revolution and Film Clips of People Undergoing Plastic Change”
  • Keynote Speaker- Alvaro Pascual-Leone, MD, PhD- “Multimodal Brain Imaging: Combining Brain Stimulation and Functional Neuroimaging to Understand A Changing Brain”
  • Keynote Speaker- Jonathan Marks, MA, BCL– “Beyond Neurotherapy: The Ethics of National Security Neuroscience”

Invited Speakers:

  • Dirk DeRidder, MD, PhD – “Alcohol Addiction: A Clinical Pathophysiological Approach”
  • Matthew Nock, PhD – “Single-Case Experimental Design: A Valuable Method for Evaluating Neurofeedback in Clinical Practice”
  • Hartmut Heinrich, PhD – “Theta / Beta and SCP Training in Children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: Behavioral and Neurophysiological Results from a Randomized Controlled Trial”
  • Michael Schmidt, PhD – “Nutrient Modifiers of Neuroplasticity and Performance and the Exploration of Novel QEEG Assessment Metrics”
  • Donald Cooper, PhD – “Single Cell Memory: How individual Neurons Route and Store Temporary Information to Maintain Attention”
  • Paul Rapp, PhD – “Could Neurofeedback Reconstruct Synchronous Networks Lost Following Traumatic Brain Injury?”
  • Jason Soss, MD– ” Neural Network Mapping”

As in our previous conferences, you can expect the opportunities to network with a diversity of colleagues from a variety of institutions. On Wednesday, there will the ISNR golf tournament with a portion of the proceeds going to the INSR Research Foundation. The tournament and Wednesday pre-conference workshops will be followed by an evening reception and our now traditional special panel Neurofeedback: The Past, Present and Future from the “Pioneering Women’s Perspective” featuring Genie Bodenhamer-Davis, PhD, Judith Lubar, MSW, and Lynda Thompson, PhD.

On Thursday evening, there will be a reception during the poster presentations and a first time evening plenary session. Our conference wouldn’t be complete without a Saturday evening presentation of honors, dinner and entertainment this year by Swing Essence, where attendees will enjoy conversation and dining with live jazz that you would expect in the finest clubs, featuring a jazz-inspired rhythm section, and accomplished instrumentalists.

During the past few years, the ISNR conference has achieved steady growth as evident from the support received from professionals, academia and industry. I would like to express sincere thanks to all the presenters and the members of the conference committee that has made this event a success. Also I would like to thank Deymed Diagnostic (Platinum), BrainMaster (Gold) and Nova Tech EEG, Thought Technology and Stens Corporation (Silver) for their sponsorship of the conference. Because of all of your efforts, the conference program is very rich with exciting papers and events.

Finally, I hope that you will find the presentations and discussions to be a valuable resource in your professional, research, and educational activities whether you are a student, academic, researcher, or a practicing professional. I encourage you to take part in this international conference, and I very much look forward to welcoming you personally to Denver in September!

Leslie Sherlin, PhD
2010 Conference Chair

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