Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Brain Health Nexus Summit had to be re-scheduled from its original date in 2021. In place of being able to gather world leaders in brain health at one event, a Founding Steering Committee has been working behind the scenes to make progress on focusing our vision and defining the pillars of a Science & Technology Roadmap. The discussions were further informed by the results of an open survey and series of individual interviews, and an ecosystem mapping of other brain initiatives underway around the world.
Given the momentum we have achieved, we have made the decision to delay holding a Summit. We will be organizing several smaller meetings over the course of this year, in order to target expertise in areas needed to deliver the Brain Health Nexus mission, and to determine the initial Brain Health Nexus projects.
Please contact us to follow the developments of the effort and participate in working groups.
Look out for updates over the coming months; we are excited about the unique contribution Nexus will bring to the brain health ecosystem, and look forward to your engagement!
The pandemic has put a spotlight on brain health.
Today’s pandemic mental health crisis has illuminated a larger brain health crisis. With the same urgency we applied to the pandemic, we need to do more to optimize brain health, the world’s most valuable source of economic and innovative capacity.
A Global Call to Action
We face a growing global burden of brain disease and disorder.
Compromised brain health underlies depression, anxiety, substance misuse, neurodevelopmental, neurodegenerative, and neurocognitive disorders and significantly reduces human capabilities and productivity.
In the current research landscape, each brain disease is addressed separately. But these diseases do not exist in isolation. This is the moment for us to recognize the need for coordinated action to flip the script and broaden the focus from treating diseases at crisis points, to prevention and wellness across the lifespan. It will take one interconnected community to achieve this, by breaking down barriers and borders, sharing data and insights, and bridging capital and opportunity..
The Brain Health Nexus
The mission is bigger than one researcher, one organization or one country.
The Nexus will convene world leaders in brain health policy, patient advocacy, clinical care models, research and innovation to drive collective action to advance brain health for all citizens globally.
Special Guest Speaker & Artist Michelle Williams
Michelle Williams, a Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter, actress, entrepreneur, designer and television host, joins us at Brain Health Nexus. Ms. Williams will discuss her new memoir, Checking In: How Getting Real About Depression Saved My Life–and Can Save Yours, and will share a musical performance.