Monday, October 14, 2013
8:00-9:00 Registration & Breakfast

Master of Ceremonies:

Elliott Gotkine, Middle East Editor, Bloomberg Television

Opening Remarks:
Dr. Rafi Gidron, IBT Founder & Chairman, Conference Chairman

Welcome Remarks:

Mr. Yaakov Perry, Israel Minister of Science, Technology and Space


Neurotechnology – The Time is Now

The Honorable US Congressman Mr. Chaka Fattah, US Government Neuroscience Initiative and President Obama BRAIN Initiative


Brain 3.0 – How NeuroTech will Change Our Lives

  • Mr. Zack Lynch, Founder, Executive Director NeuroTechnology Industry Organization, USA
  • Dr. Ajay Verma, Vice President, Translational Neurology, Biogen Idec
  • Mr. Oded Agam, Director, Vertical Solutions Strategic Planning, Intel Corporation
11:00-11:30 Break & ExhibitionNeuroCity Presentations

State of the Art & Future Brain Technologies

Moderator: Ms. Madhu Venkataramanan, Assistant Editor Wired UK

  • Prof. Karl Deisseroth, The D.H Chen Prof. of Bioengineering and of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University
  • Prof. Talma Hendler, Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry, Tel Aviv University, Founder and Director of the Tel Aviv Functional Brain Center
  • Prof. Helen Mayberg, Professor of Psychiatry and Neurology and the Dorothy Fuqua Chair in Psychiatry Imaging and Therapeutics, School of Medicine, Emory University
  • Prof. Micha Spira, The Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnoloy, Hebrew University in Jerusalem

The Race is On: Global Brain Initiatives

  • Prof. Idan Segev, The Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Brain Sciences, The David & Inez Myers Chair in Computational Neuroscience, The Hebrew University


First Annual Mathematical Neuroscience Prize

  • Presenting the Prize: Nobel Laureate Prof. Bert Sakmann - 1991 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
    Inaugural Scientific Director, Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience
13:30-14:30 Lunch
Poster Session
NeuroCity Presentations

Accelerating the Israeli NeuroTech Industry

Moderator: Dr. Chris Llewelyn, Partner at McKinsey & Company

  • Dr. Ora Dar, Head of the Life Sciences Sector at the Office of the Chief Scientist at the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Labor
  • Dr. Jay D. Kranzler, External R&D Innovation, Head of Neuroscience, Pfizer
  • Prof. Uri Ashery, Head of the Sagol School of Neuroscience, Tel Aviv University
  • Dr. Steven Schachter, Program Leader, Neurotechnology CIMIT – Center of Integration of Medicine & Innovative Technology Cambridge

B.R.A.I.N. Prize Competition: Finalist Presentations

16:30-17:00 Break @ Exhibition

B.R.A.I.N. Prize Competition: Finalist Presentations;

18:00-20:00 Cocktail: Networking with the Sagol Neuroscience Network
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
8:00-8:45 Registration & Breakfast

60 years since the discovery of DNA: Genetics & Neuroscience

  • Dr. Michael Hayden, President of Global R&D and Chief Scientist Officer, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries

The President of the State of Israel,

His Excellency Shimon Peres

10:00-10:30 brain prize

Winner Announcement & Ceremony

10:30-11:00 Break @ Exhibition
NeuroCity Presentations

Treating & Enhancing the Brain

Moderator: Ms. Ruti Alon, General partner, Pitango Venture Capital

  • Mr. Shay Rishoni, Board Member, Prize4life Israel
  • Dr. Jeffrey S. Nye, Vice President & Global Head Neuroscience External Innovation, Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson
  • Dr. Lothar Krinke, VP and General Manager, DBS, Medtronic Neuromodulation

A Spotlight on the Israeli NeuroTech Industry

Moderator: Dr. Ilan Cohn Patent attorney, Senior Partner, Reinhold Cohn Group

  • Brainsway, Dr. Ronen Segal, CTO
  • Ornim Medical, Mr. Israel Schreiber, CEO
  • BrainStorm Cell Therapeutics, Prof. Daniel Offen, Chief Scientific Advisor
  • Alpha Omega, Mr. Imad Younis, Founder and CEO
  • Neuronix, Mr. Eyal Baror, CEO
  • Abital Pharma Pipeline, Ltd., Prof. Moussa B.H. Youdim, Ph.D, Chief Scientific Officer
13:30-14:30 Lunch
Poster Session
NeuroCity Presentations
14:30-16:00 BrainBlitz Roundtables - Interactive Brain Innovation & Partnering
16:00-16:30 Break @ Exhibition
NeuroCity Presentations

Investing in Brain Technology

Moderator: Ms. Anya Eldan, President, Nury Ventures

  • Dr. Nissim Darvish, Senior Managing Director, OrbiMed Healthcare Fund Management
  • Mr. Dan O’Connell, Managing Partner, Neurotech Ventures/ Functional NeuroModulation
  • Mr. Charlie Hartwell, Operating Partner at The Bridge Builders Collaborative
  • Dr. Charles Wilson, VP, Global Head of Strategic Alliances, Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research, Inc.
  • Mr. Jerry Arenson, Biomedical Systems, GE Global Research, Israel Technology Center

Closing Remarks:

  • Ms. Miri Polachek, Executive Director, Israel Brain Technologies

Closing Keynote: Brain – The Future

  • Dr. Philip Low, Founder, Chairman and CEO, NeuroVigil



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