We are a global group of researchers with a special interest in developing & applying advances in neuroimaging, neuro- and cognitive sciences and engineering technology to enhance the cognitive and mental wellbeing of the aged. We are scientists, clinicians and engineers with diverse expertise in neuroimaging, clinical aging, cognitive psychology & psychiatry, robotics, biomedical engineering and computer science.

In 2017, we will hold our 4th annual symposium - BrainConnects- and establish a Special Interest Group (SIG) for Neuroinformatics in Aging under the International Neuroinformatics Coordinating Facility (INCF). We seek to establish global collaborations in aging research that leverage our complementary and trans-disciplinary expertise to create novel and high impact innovations that improve the quality of life of our aging population.

We especially welcome the bold ideas and energy of early career researchers. We aspire towards a culture of design-thinking and hacking.    

2017 Symposium Details

Theme - Wellness in Aging

Aging is an inevitable progression in life which involves degeneration and often, disease. Cognitive and mental wellness are at the core of quality of life in aged persons because the brain and mind are central to all daily activities of life. In aged persons, quality of life is best preserved when independence in daily living is maintained, when emotional wellbeing is attained and when the aged are protected against injuries that frequently occur as a result of momentary lapses in ability that accompanies degeneration. Neuroscience and neuroimaging studies  can characterize the various degenerative processes and provide the scientific framework to reason about plausible interventions to check or protect against the harmful effects of degeneration. As neuroimaging, metabolic, genomic/proteomic, nutritional and wearable technologies become increasingly accessible, new opportunities are emerging to apply these technologies to improve wellness in aging. The greatest value can be unlocked through development of novel analytics to integrate all the data acquired from periodic or longitudinal measurements, harmonization with the latest findings in brain sciences and deployment into assistive technologies with robotics and artificial intelligence.          

Aug 22 - Aug 23, 2017

Center for Advanced & Professional Education
Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS
Level 16, Tower 2
Menara Kembar Bank Rakyat, Jalan Travers
50470 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Center for Advcd & Professional Education ‎‎‎‎‎‎(CAPE)‎‎‎‎‎‎

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Center for Intelligent Signal & Imaging Research
Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS
32610 Bandar Seri Iskandar, Perak, Malaysia

Program Committee:
Eric Tatt Wei Ho (Malaysia) - Co Chair
SH Annabel Chen (Singapore)
Hirohisa Watanabe (Japan)

Funded by
International Neuroinformatics Coordinating Facility