Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Saudi Arabia Hosts International Forum on Brain Research and Personalized Healthcare

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia - Wednesday, November 27th 2013 [ME NewsWire]

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will host a leading international forum, on brain research and personalized healthcare: The Brain Forum- Challenging the Future. The forum is the first-of-its-kind in the Middle East; KSA will welcome some of the world’s most progressive thought leaders in the field of brain research and the technology associated with this field of neuroscience. The event, which will cover Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s, and epilepsy among others, will take place from the 3rd – 4th of December at the Laylati Hall in Jeddah. Created by founder of W Science Dr. Walid Juffali, this forum will bring together 16 speakers discussing the topic of brain technology, diseases, and personalized healthcare. 

Commenting on the event, Dr. Walid Juffali stated: “This event convenes some of neuroscience’s greatest minds under one roof. It creates the opportunity for intellectual dialogue and insights that can invigorate efforts to combat some of the world’s most pressing health-related issues referring to neurological illnesses.

With over one billion people affected by some type of neurological disorder worldwide, The Brain Forum is a highly anticipated event; the two-day forum will discuss topics ranging from the progress of brain research to the latest advances, challenges and opportunities in neuroscience and personalized medicine.

The Forum was set up in conjunction with a Scientific Committee which included Professor Dr. Hilal A. Lashuel, Associate Professor of Neuroscience, Director of the Laboratory of Chemical Biology of Neurodgeneration, Brain Mind Institute, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne, Switzerland; Professor Christopher Toumazou from Imperial College, and Dr. Jamil El-Imad, Managing Director and Chief Scientist of NeuroPro, a Swiss-based medical technology research, design and commercialization company focused on bringing to the healthcare community innovative, safe and low-cost solutions to applied neural signal analysis. Professor Saeed Bohlega, professor and senior neurology consultant at the Department of Neurology at King Faisal Specialist Hospital in Riyadh, and the President of Saudi Neurology Society, Dr. Mohammed Jan, Professor & Consultant of Pediatric Neurology & Clinical Neurophysiology Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine (KAU).

The Brain Forum will be broadcast live on YouTube on 3 December 7:00am GMT extending free coverage of the event for global audiences.

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