ALEX FORNITO, PhD.
Monash University - Australia
Senior Researcher at the Sylvia and Charles Viertel Foundation; Co-director of Brain, Mind and Society Research Hub; head of the Brain Mapping and Modeling Research Program at the Turner Institute for Brain and Mental Health.
Prof. Fornito work is focused on developing new imaging techniques to map human brain connectivity and applying these methods to shed light on brain function in health and disease. A major emphasis of his work is to understand the fundamental principles of brain organization and its genetic basis; to characterize brain connectivity disorders in psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia; and to map how brain networks dynamically reconfigure themselves in response to changing task demands.
Instituto de Luso-Cubano de Neurologia
ANDRÉ BATISTA, MSc.
Instituto de Luso-Cubano de Neurologia - Portugal
Professor André Batista holds a Master's Degree in Neuropsychology from the Health Sciences Institute of the Catholic University of Lisbon and a degree in Criminal Psychology from the Egas Moniz Health Sciences Institute. He developed his internship at the Neuropsychology Unit of the Hospital Egas Moniz, participating in various activities such as the Neuropsychological Assessment of patients with different clinical conditions, Cognitive Rehabilitation, consultation of patients with Multiple Sclerosis and the discussion of cases with the team of Neurologists in the unit. At the academic level, he is author of book chapters in the field of neuropsychology and he also teaches in postgraduate courses in the field of neuropsychology. He is currently the president of the National Plan Association for Neuroeducation of Portugal and works at the Luso-Cuban Institute of Neurology, where he works in neuropsychological assessment and rehabilitation, as well as case manager for various clinical conditions.
ANDREA ANTAL, PhD.
Georg-August-Universitat Gottingen - Germany
Professor Andrea Antal is an extraordinary professor at the Department of Clinical Neurophysiology, University Medical Center Göttingen and at the Institute of Medical Psychology in Magdeburg, Germany. She has nearly 30 years of experience in neurophysiology, with over 20 years of experience in neuroplasticity research and clinical studies. From 2001, she played a key role in the construction and coordination of activities in the transcranial brain stimulation laboratories in Göttingen. The main objective of her research group is to develop and establish new non-invasive brain stimulation methods and protocols to induce physiological changes in the central nervous system, in order to investigate visual perception, cognition and restore maladaptive plasticity in visual and neurodegenerative disorders. Transcranial alternating current stimulation (tACS) and transcranial random noise stimulation (tRNS), developed by her group in Göttingen, are relatively new stimulation techniques that influence cortical activity; they allow, due to oscillating stimulation, external interference with neuronal oscillations.
She has published about 250 studies related to transcranial stimulation, functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), electroencephalogram (EEG) and maladaptive plasticity in neurodegenerative diseases, its impact factor is about of 620 (H-Index 55).
University of Essex
ANDREW BATEMAN, PhD.
University of Essex - United Kingdom
Dr Andrew Bateman has worked in clinical research and rehabilitation since 1990, the year he qualified as a Physiotherapist at the North East London Polytechnic and London Hospital School of Physiotherapy. He completed a PhD in Neuropsychology in 1997 and led the UK National Health System (NHS) rehabilitation services, including the Oliver Zangwill Center for Neuropsychological Rehabilitation (Ely, UK) from 2002-19.
He is the author and co-organizer of several books in the field of rehabilitation including the books "Neuropsychologial Rehabilitation" and "The Brain Injury Rehabilitation Workbook", co-authored with prof. Barbara Wilson.
Dr. Bateman's research interests include on a wide variety of topics: 1) patient-reported outcome measures ("PROMS"); 2) psychometry, especially Rasch measurement models; 3) Social media in rehabilitation, 4) holistic neuropsychological assessment and rehabilitation; 5) assistive technology; 6) specific aspects of neuropsychology - executive functions, dyspraxia, attention deficits; 7) in general, evaluation of the rehabilitation service.
Dr Bateman is also Honorary Treasurer and Past President of the Rehabilitation Research Society of the United Kingdom[https://www.srr.org.uk/] and President of the UK Acquired Brain Injury Forum [https://ukabif.org.uk/].
ANTÔNIO MARTINS MOURÃO
ANTÔNIO MARTINS MOURÃO, PhD
London Scientific - United Kingdom
Clinical psychologist with specialization in clinical neurophysiology (Portuguese Institute of Oncology) and neuropsychology (Hospital de Santa Maria, Lisbon). He is also a member of the clinical division of the British Psychological Society and a PhD from the University of London. He was professor of psychophysiology and mental health at the University of Bedfordshire and at the Open University (England), where he founded the QEEG & Brain Research Lab specializing in quantitative electroencephalography (QEEG) and its use in researching subtypes of anxiety disorders (OCD and PTSD) . He is currently Clinical Director of LondonScientific Neurotherapy in London, a clinic specializing in neuromodulation and quantitative electroencephalography (QEEG) for personalized mental health care.
Oliver Zangwill Centre
BARBARA WILSON, PhD.
Oliver Zangwill Centre - United Kingdom
Barbara A. Wilson, PhD, is a clinical neuropsychologist, founder of the Oliver Zangwill Center for Neuropsychological Rehabilitation in Ely, Cambridgeshire, UK. She has been working in brain injury rehabilitation since the 1970s. Throughout her career, Dr. Barbara has published 26 books, over 300 journal articles and book chapters, and 8 neuropsychological assessment tests. In addition, she is the editor of the scientific journal Neuropsychological Rehabilitation. She has won many awards for her work, including five awards for her body of work, the Ramón y Cajal Prize from the International Neuropsychiatric Association, and the BM Shapiro Prize from the British Neuropsychological Society. She has been President of the British Neuropsychological Society and the International Neuropsychological Society, and is currently Chair of the Encephalitis Society and the Management Committee World Federation for NeuroRehabilitation. Dr. Wilson is also a member of the British Psychological Society, the Academy of Medical Sciences and the Academy of Social Sciences, in addition to serving as a professor honorary from the University of Hong Kong, the University of Sydney and the University of East Anglia, and holds honorary degrees from the University of East Anglia and the University of Córdoba, Argentina.
Harvard Medical School
BRAD MANOR, PhD.
Harvard Medical School - United States
Associate Scientist at the Aging Research Institute Hinda and Arthur Marcus; Associate Director, Center for Translational Research on Mobility and Falls; Director of the Brain Mobility and Function Laboratory; Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.
Dr. Manor's career goal is to ease the burden of declining balance that often accompanies biological aging into senescence. As Director of the Mobility and Falls Program, he works towards this goal, directing cross-disciplinary and translational research in the areas of human balance and rehabilitation medicine. His research combines biomechanical assessments of human movement with advanced medical imaging, non-invasive brain stimulation and non-linear signal processing techniques to: 1) Identify the link between brain function, balance and falls in older adults; and 2) Design rehabilitation interventions that improve balance by optimizing brain function and exploring its adaptive properties.
DIANA MARTINEZ, PhD
Boston NeuroDynamics - United States
Dr. Diana is currently the director of Neocemod (Mexico) and Boston Neurodynamics (Boston, USA). She is a physician with a specialization in Neurological Rehabilitation. She received her medical degree from the Autonomous University of Aguascalientes, Mexico, with a Scholarship in Neurological Rehabilitation from IAHP, Philadelphia, USA; Master's Degree in Neurological Rehabilitation from Touro University, with a scholarship in Neurophysiology from University Hospital, Cleveland, USA; And finally, PhD from De Montfort University in Leicester, UK.
She has over 15 years of experience treating severely brain-injured patients in the United States, Mexico, Spain, Italy, China, Brazil, Colombia and Honduras. She has clinical experience helping patients with epilepsy, learning disorders, behavior disorders, mood disorders, sleep disorders, TBI and CP.
Biofeedback Health - United States
Erik is an international authority on biofeedback and self-regulation. Since 1970 he has been researching factors that promote healing. He is Professor of Holistic Health Studies / Department of Health Education at San Francisco State University. He is President of the Biofeedback Foundation of Europe and past President of the Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback. He holds Senior Fellow (Biofeedback) certification from the Biofeedback Certification Institute of America. He was the behavioral scientist (sport psychologist) for the United States Rhythmic Gymnastics team. He has a biofeedback practice at Biofeedback Health (www.biofeedbackhealth.org). He received the 2004 California Governor’s Safety Award for his work on Healthy Computing and in 2013 was received the Biofeedback Distinguished Scientist Award in recognition of outstanding career & scientific contributions from the Association for Applied Psychophysiology. He is an author of numerous scientific articles and books such as Make Health Happen, Fighting Cancer-A Nontoxic Approach to Treatment, Healthy Computing with Muscle Biofeedback, and Biofeedback Mastery. He publishes the blog the Peper Perspective– ideas on illness, health and well-being (www.peperperspective.com). He is a recognized expert on holistic health, stress management and workplace health and has been featured on ABCNews.com and in GQ, Glamour, Men’s Health, the San Francisco Chronicle, Shape, and Women’s Health. His research interests focus on self-healing strategies to optimize health, illness prevention, the effects of posture and respiration, and learning self-mastery with biofeedback.
LARA PIERCE, PhD
York University Toronto - Canada
Dr. Lara got her PhD in psychology from McGill University and her post-doctorate from Boston Children's Hospital / Harvard Medical School. She currently serves as an assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at York University in Toronto. Lara uses tools from developmental cognitive neuroscience to explore how variation in the early environment impacts the development of neural systems. Using language as a model system, it aims to identify the mechanisms by which specific variables (eg, those associated with socioeconomic variation and early life stress) shape early neurodevelopment and the early language environment. Her line of research investigates the role that individual differences (environmental and physiological) play in the development of language and cognitive skills. "My goal is to discover the implications of variation from early neurodevelopment to later learning." Methods include electroencephalography (EEG/ERP), language recordings and behavioral assessments in infants and children.
LEW LIM, PhD
Vielight Medical - Canada
Dr. Lew Lim is an engineer with additional degrees in Medical Neuroscience and Business and Accounting; CEO of VieLight Medical, exploring the potential effects of Intranasal Photobiomodulation for brain stimulation.
Vielight's technology dates back to 1995 in Silicon Valley - when founders, Dr. Lew Lim and a group of engineers explored the potential of intranasal photobiomodulation. Intranasal photobiomodulation devices were commercially developed in 2003, which were later registered as “Vielight” when the company was incorporated in 2011. Over the years, the company's focus has shifted to developing unique photobiomodulation devices that improve health. cognition and high performance.
LYNDA THOMPSON, PhD, BCIA-EEG
ADD Centre - Canada
Dr. Lynda Thompson is a psychologist with experience in teaching, clinical psychology, school psychology, and learning center management. She is currently the Executive Director of The ADD Centre®, a position she has held since 1993. Her doctoral thesis (1979) dealt with self-esteem in hyperactive children. Along with pediatrician William Sears, Dr. Lynda Thompson co-authored The ADD Book: New Understanding, New Approaches to Parenting Your Child, published by Little, Brown & Co. of New York.
She is also co-author of the core book for this professional workspace; The Neurofeedback Book, An Introduction to Basic Concepts in Applied Psychophysiology, published by the Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback.
Together, Lynda and her husband Michael Thompson (in memorian) won the Lifetime Achievement award from the Biofeedback Federation of Europe in 2010 and the Distinguished Scientist Award by the AAPB - Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, in 2016.
The City College of New York
MAROM BIKSON, PhD
The City College of New York - United States
Prof. Marom Bikson studies the effects of electricity on the human body and applies this knowledge in the development of medical devices and electrical safety guidelines. The goal is to improve human health by combining engineering innovation with cutting-edge experimental techniques and original biomedical insight. His specific areas of research interest include: 1) Medical devices, including biosensors, drug delivery technology and electrotherapy devices for neurological disorders; 2) Medical devices safety, including electrical hazards, electroporation, heat damage, and safe stimulation protocols. 3) Electrical safety, risks of electrical shock and accidental electrocution. 4) Understand the neural networks underlying normal brain function, including the role of endogenous electrical fields. 5) Development of new treatments for neurological diseases, including epilepsy and depression, through translational research.
iFADO Leibniz Institute
MICHAEL NITSCHE, PhD.
iFADO Leibniz Institute - Germany
Michael Nitsche studied psychology and medicine at the Georg-August University of Göttingen, where he was trained in the field of neurology. In 2015, Michael Nitsche joined IfADo, where he focuses on non-invasive brain stimulation methods and cognitive neuroscience. As scientific director, he heads the institute's “Psychology and Neurosciences” research department. Prof. Dr. Michael Nitsche is one of the most cited scientists in his field of research worldwide. The director and neuroscientist at IfADo can be found on the annual list of “Highly Cited Researchers” by the US company Clarivate. Michael Nitsche is recognized for his exceptional influence on research, demonstrated by the production of several highly cited articles that rank in the top 1% by field and year in the Web of Science.
MICHEL THIEBAUT, PhD
Bordeaux Neurocampus - France
Research Director of the Neurofunctional Imaging Group at Bordeaux University; Founder of Brain Connectivity and Behavior Laboratory (BCBLab).
With over ten years of experience in neuropsychology and brain connectivity neuroimaging, Prof. Thiebaut is a leader in the field with a solid scientific background. He has contributed to a number of innovative methods and fundamental new discoveries that have important implications for theories of brain structure and function. Critically, he is putting significant effort into the clinical translation of his neuroscience work through an open-model approach that makes his tools freely accessible to the community. He has sought to better understand brain connectivity in stroke patients, identifying new associations between brain structures and behavior.
CoNoCe - Cognitive Neuroscience Center - Spain
Dr. Mónica Pistoia is a Psychopedagogist with a Doctorate in Neuropsychology. She is currently clinical director and founder of CoNoCe, Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, in Valencia, Spain and her work is specialized in neurotherapy treatments applied to various pathologies in the field of mental health, with special involvement in childhood disorders such as learning disorders , between others. In her more than 30 years of clinical experience, she has seen and supervised the treatment of more than 3,000 school-age patients, which has allowed her to be an expert in the field. Her work has given her the possibility of thoroughly investigating the links between neurocognitive studies and the involvement of higher cortical functions (FCS) in this population, currently allowing for correlation with studies using quantified electroencephalograms (qEEG). The result of these observations allowed the description of the endophenotype (electrophysiological profile) of these patients and, thus, access to the benefits of personalized neurofeedback treatment. His years of hospital experience in the field of neurodevelopmental disorders, at Hospital De Pediatría Prof. Dr. Juan GarraHam of Buenos Aires, led her to pay attention to the lack of response observed in the population with learning disorders, resistant to drug and conventional therapies. These evidences led her to open new paths for therapeutic research, as early as 1999, proposing the clinical care of these cases from the point of view of neuromodulation, making use of neurofeedback devices.
Frederico II University
PAOLA MARANGOLO, PhD.
Frederico II University - Italy
Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience at Frederico II University in Naples, Italy. She is a speech therapist with a PhD in Neuropsychology, and a specialist in the diagnosis and rehabilitation of aphasia. She is also a researcher at the Fondazione Santa Lucia in Rome and her research activity is focused on higher cortical functions, in particular on new therapeutic interventions for the treatment of aphasia. Her laboratory mainly uses non-invasive brain neurostimulation techniques and spinal stimulation.
Recently she has been investigating the relationship between COVID and aphasia.
PAUL FITZGERALD, PhD
Monash University - Australia
Deputy Director of MAPrc and Professor of Psychiatry at the Epworth Clinic / Epworth Health Care in Camberwell. He is a qualified psychiatrist, holds a master's degree in psychological medicine and a PhD in research.
Professor Fitzgerald directs a substantial research program at MAPrc and the Epworth Clinic utilizing brain stimulation and neuroimaging techniques, including transcranial magnetic stimulation, functional and structural magnetic resonance, EEG, and spectroscopy in the near infrared. The main focus of this program is the development of new brain stimulation-based treatments for psychiatric disorders. There is a special focus on severe or treatment-resistant depression, but treatments are also being investigated in other disorders, including schizophrenia, obsessive-compulsive disorder, chronic pain, PTSD, Alzheimer's disease, and autism spectrum disorders.
PAUL G. SWINGLE
PAUL G. SWINGLE, PhD.
Swingle Clinic - Canada
Ph.D., F.C.P.A (Fellow of the Canadian Psychological Association), R.Psych., Senior Fellow BCIA, B.C.N., B.C.B.
Dr. Swingle can be considered one of the founding fathers of Clinical Psychoneurophysiology, one of a select few, directly responsible for bringing Neurotherapy out of university labs and clinics to the general populace in the 1980’s.
His academic positions include, Professor of Psychology at the University of Ottawa from 1972 to 1997, Lecturer in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School from 1991 to 1998, Associate Attending Psychologist at McLean Hospital (Boston), Head of the Clinical Psychophysiology Service McLean Hospital (Boston). Professor Swingle was also Clinical Supervisor at the University of Ottawa from 1987 to 1997 and Chairman of the Faculty of Child Psychology from 1972 to 1977. Dr. Swingle is a Registered Psychologist in British Columbia and is Board Certified in Biofeedback and Neurotherapy. He is actively involved in research and practice. His numerous publications including nine books and numerous peer reviewed journal publications.
SANTIAGO BRAND, BCN, BCB, HRV.
The MindLab - Singapur
Clinical Director of MindLab Singapur and Vice President of Psytech Bioscience. Dr. Santiago Brand is an internationally certified sports and clinical psychologist in biofeedback, neurofeedback and HRV, with over 13 years of clinical experience in the areas of qEEG brain mapping, biofeedback and neurofeedback. He has been a consultant for the Colombia Olympic Committee, the Guatemala Olympic Committee, the Bolivian Football Federation and the Taiwanese association of bio and neurofeedback. Santiago is also a world-renowned speaker and instructor, having given conferences and training in over 13 countries. In addition he is co-author of Book: The Power of Brainspotting: An International Anthology , where he has contributed a chapter on trauma and EEG.
Institute of The Human Brain
YURY KROPOTOV, PhD.
Institute of The Human Brain - Russia
Psychiatrist, PhD in Neurophysiology, Laboratory Director of the Institute of the Human Brain of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Professor in the Department of Neuropsychology at Andrzej Frycz Modrzewski Krakow University (AFMKU), Poland.
He is one of the leading experts in basic and applied neuroscience. The unique methodology developed in his laboratories at the Human Brain Institute in St. Petersburg (Russia) allows for a sophisticated analysis of the electrical activity of the brain in resting states and under task conditions. The methodology is described in his book Kropotov, J.D. (2009). Quantitative EEG, event-related potentials and neurotherapy. These accurate measures of brain function can be used as Neuromarkers in the clinical setting to assess brain health in different psychiatric and neurological disorders. The experience of translating this methodology into clinical practice is presented in his recently published book Kropotov, J.D. (2016). Functional neuromarkers for psychiatry: Applications for diagnosis and treatment.
Neuroconecte/LINC - UNIFESP
ADRIANA FOZ, PhD
Neuroconecte / Clinic Neuroscience Lab - UNIFESP - Brasil
Master of Sciences from the Department of Psychiatry and Medical Psychology – UNIFESP, Adriana Fóz is a specialist in Psychopedagogy (Inst. Sedes Sapientiae) and Neuropsychology (UNIFESP). Postgraduate in Educational Psychology at the University of São Paulo (USP). She is the director of NeuroConecte, a researcher at LINC (Laboratory of Clinical Neurosciences – UNIFESP).
National reference in Socio-emotional Education, Cognitive Rehabilitation and Educational Neuroscience, Adriana serves young and adult patients in her office, in addition to giving courses and classes at important institutions such as CDN (Unifesp), Casa do Saber, Palas Athena, Instituto Singularidades and others.
Speaker at national and international conferences, including a presentation at TEDx, Adriana is also the author of several books, including the best seller “A Cure do cerebro” and The Adventures of Newneu – The superneuron, the latter aimed at children and adolescents. In 2019, she launched the book Frustração – Editora Benvirá, which shows how to train your emotional skills to face the challenges of personal and professional life.
University of New South Wales
University of New South Wales - Australia
Adriano Moffa graduated in Electrical Engineering (1998) and in Psychology (2015) and he has a master's degree in Neuroscience and Behavior (2016), University of São Paulo, Brazil. For the past seven years, he has been working with Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation (NIBS), in particular the use of Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) and Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) for the treatment of depression. In 2017, he received a PhD fellowship from UNSW Scientia and is currently entering his final year of his Ph.D., which is exploring the combination of TMS and electroencephalography to measure the neuromodulating effects of brain stimulation techniques non-invasive.
Neuro-Centrum Düsseldorf - Germany
Master in Physiotherapy from the Federal University of Pernambuco (2013), PhD student in "Humanwissenschaften in der Medizin" at the Medical University of Georg-August Universität Göttingen, associate researcher in the department of Psychology and neuroscience at iFADO Leibniz Research Center for Working Environment and Human Factors in Dortmund and fellow of the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD). With experience in the fields of neurofunctional physiotherapy and non-invasive brain stimulation.
Federal University of ABC Paulista - Brazil
Completed the Licentiate Degree in Physical Education at the State University of Londrina (2000). He obtained a master's degree in Physical Education (2004) and a doctorate in Physical Education (2008) from the State University of Campinas with a Doctorate in "Sandwich" in "Human Motricity" during an internship at the "Faculty of Human Motricity of the University of Lisbon" (2006). Post-Doctorate in Neurology from the State University of Campinas (2014) and Post-Doctorate in Neuroscience from Caltech - California Institute of Technology (2015). He chaired the Commission for the Elaboration of the Proposal for the Postgraduate Program in Physical Education at UFRN. Collaborator in the Associate Graduate Program in Physical Education UEM/UEL. He is currently an Associate Professor at the Federal University of ABC, Center for Mathematics, Computing and Cognition (Neurocência). He works in the field of Physical Education, Neuroscience and Psychobiology with an interest in the following topics: Neuromodulation, Brain Stimulation, Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation, Physical Exercise, Mental Health and Brain.
São Camilo Medical School
São Camilo Medical School - Brasil
Physician, Psychiatrist and Psychoanalyst, Full Professor of Medical Psychology at the São Camilo Medical School (SP), Collaborating Physician at the Psychiatry Institute, Hospital das Clínicas (SP), USP-SP Medical School, Visiting Professor at PUC-SP for postgraduate courses in the health area (COGEAE-PUC-SP), Coordinator of the Center for Studies and Research in Hospital Psychology (NEPPHO-SP), Curator and lecturer at the Café Filosófico Program at TV Cultura and CPFL, Coordinator on the website www.mapamente.com.br
Author of books: Hospital Psychology Manual (Artisan Ed.)
The Hospital Scene (Artisan Ed.)
Hospital das Clínicas (HCFMUSP)
Hospital das Clínicas (HCFMUSP) - Brasil
André Sugawara is a physiatrist at the Institute of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation of the Hospital das Clínicas in São Paulo and at the Hospital do Civil Servant of São Paulo. He specializes in Internal Medicine, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Acupuncture and Pain. World Health Organization (WHO) instructor of wheelchair instructors at basic and intermediate levels with international certification by the International Society of Wheelchair Professionals. He is also a member of the Global Cooperation on Assistive Technology (GATE) of the World Health Organization (WHO) and has experience in developing innovations for people with disabilities. Developer of assistive products, with a wheelchair developed for IMREA, with international recognition. In addition to all this, he is Director of Education and Training at the Brazilian Association of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
Santa Catarina Hospital
Santa Catarina Hospital - Brasil
Graduated in medicine from the State University of Rio de Janeiro (UERJ), Neurologist from Hospital Sírio-Libanes with postgraduate courses Lato Sensu in Clinical Geriatrics, Geriatric Neuropsychiatry and Management for Doctors. She has worked at the Neuro-intensive Unit at Hospital Barra D'Or and at the Ventilatory Unit at Hospital Copa D'Or, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. His experience in medicine has an emphasis on Geriatrics, Intensive Care and more recently patients with post-COVID neuropsychiatric sequelae. He is currently a doctor on duty at Hospital Santa Catarina and Hospital Leforte Liberdade, in São Paulo.
CÂNDIDA H. PIRES
Psychiatry Institute USP
CÂNDIDA H. PIRES
Psychiatry Institute of the University of São Paulo - Brazil
Psychologist graduated from the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo.
- Awarded, in 1965/66, with a scholarship provided by the Government of France, with the aim of studying Education through Art.
- Received “Continuing Medical Education” credits provided by North American Academic Institutions.
- In 1972, the implementation of neuropsychological assessment as an auxiliary diagnostic method in Neurology/Neurosurgery/Psychiatry begins at the Neuropsychosurgery Center (Cenepsi), later Division of Functional Neurosurgery-I.Pq-HC. It is a pioneer in Brazil in the implementation of this diagnostic method and in the creation of a specific Neuropsychology Service in the country. Since 1976, she started to direct and coordinate the Sector of Neuropsychology-DNCF, later Unit of Neuropsychology and Neuropsychological Rehabilitation-I.Pq-HC and from 1994 to 2006, she also directed the Psychology Service at IPq-HC. She translated and adapted neuropsychological tests and established examination protocols for numerous pathologies, used in various services in the country. She was supervisor responsible for the Improvement and Specialization Course in Psychology / Neuropsychology at the Institute of Psychiatry, and for the internships in Neuropsychology at CENEPSI.
Since 1978, she has been teaching classes and courses for students and professionals in Psychology and other professions, on “Neuropsychological Assessment”. She created internship programs in Neuropsychology, providing hands-on training for students and professionals from other services and universities across the country.
- Presented several works and taught courses and conferences in numerous Congresses, Seminars, Symposiums and Conferences, both National and International.
- She was awarded two prizes - "Henrique Mindlin" (1980) and "I Egas Moniz Prize" (1986), as co-author: "Surgical treatment of Epilepsies
- Experience with 61 operated cases" and "Stereotaxic Cingulotomy and Depression" .
- He was a member of the Ethics Committee for Analysis of Research Projects, representing IPq. in CAPPesq., of FMUSP.
- He was a member of the Editorial Committee of the I.Pq Bulletin.
-In 2006, the Board of Directors grants her name to the Psychology Service of the IPq-HC FMUSP.
Hospital das Clínicas (HCFMUSP)
Hospital das Clínicas (HCFMUSP) - Brazil
Electrical engineer with specialization in bioengineering. He did an internship at Nicolelis Laboratory, Duke University (United States, 2016) and an internship at Kanazawa Institute of Technology (Japan, 2019). He is currently coordinator of the bioengineering laboratory of the Orthosis, Prosthesis and Auxiliary Means of Mobility (OPM) sector at the Institute of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (IMREA) of the Hospital das Clínicas of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of São Paulo (HC FMUSP).
Hospital Sírio-Libanês - Brazil
Psychologist, Master in Health Sciences and Specialist in Hospital Psychology at the Faculty of Medical Sciences of Santa Casa de Misericórdia in SP, Specialist in Health Education at the Teaching and Research Institute of Hospital Sírio Libanês (IEP-HSL). Coordinator of the Psychology Service at Hospital Sírio Libanês (HSL) and Postgraduate Studies in Mental Health and Palliative Care (IEP-HSL). Coordinator of the Psychology Committee of the National Academy of Palliative Care (ANCP) and Member of the São Paulo State Board of the National Academy of Palliative Care (ANCP-SP), acting as communication coordinator.
ESDRAS VANSCONCELLOS, PhD
Pontifical Catholic Univesity of São Paulo - Brazil
Graduate and Doctorate at the University of Munich, Germany
2 Postdocs in the area of Stress, Psychosomatics and Health, Germany
Former Assistant Researcher at the German Institute for the Advancement of Science, “Max Planck”, Germany
Professor of Undergraduate and Graduate Studies in Social and Work Psychology at the Institute of Psychology at USP
Professor of Postgraduate Studies in Clinical Psychology at PUC/SP for 10 years
Scientific Director of the São Paulo Institute of Stress, Psychosomatics and Psychoneuroendocrinoimmunology
Member of the São Paulo Academy of Psychology
FABRÍCIO B. CARDOSO
FABRÍCIO B. CARDOSO
CENSUPEG - Brazil
Graduated in Physical Education from Castelo Branco University (2002) and Master in Science of Human Motricity from Castelo Branco University (2007) and Ph.D. in Biological Sciences (Biophysics) at Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (2018). He is currently coordinator of the Physical Education Course and Leader of the Laboratory of Educational Innovations and Neuropsychopedagogical Studies-LIEENP at Faculdade CENSUPEG-São Fidélis / RJ; visiting professor at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro.
Federal University of the State of São Paulo - Brasil
Master in Health Sciences from UNIFESP. Specialist in Hospital Psychology by the Federal Council of Psychology. Certification in Health Psychology by the Latin American Association of Health Psychology. Works in the area of Clinical Psychology and Health Psychology since 1983. Psychologist at the Endometriosis Outpatient Clinic of the Department of Gynecology - UNIFESP, Coordinator of the Professional Update Program in Psychoneuroendocrinoimmunological Approach to Women with endometriosis and Coordinator of the Obstetric Psychology Sector of the Department of Obstetrics, Federal University of São Paulo - UNIFESP. She was a Psychology tutor in the Multiprofessional Residency Program in Women's Health-UNIFESP and Coordinator of the Lato Sensu Postgraduate Course "Obstetric Psychology"-UNIFESP. She works in her private clinic as a Psychotherapist - Psychoneuroendocrinoimmunological Approach
HERCÍLIO DA SILVA JR.
HERCÍLIO DA SILVA JR., MSc.
Instituto Neuronus - Brasil
Hercílio da Silva Jr is the founder of Neuronus. Graduated in Psychology (PUC-GO, 2004), Postgraduate in Neuropsychology (Uninter, 2008) and Master in Health Sciences (UFG, 2017). I participated in the course Clinical Assessments and Intervention Updates in Neurorehabilitation (Harvard Medical School, Boston, 2014) and in a brain mapping improvement program with qEEG, neurotherapies and neuromodulation (SolidBrain, Madrid, 2018).
In Goiás, Hercílio worked as a clinical and hospital neuropsychologist at the State Center for Rehabilitation and Rehabilitation (CRER) from 2011 to 2016, where he also collaborated in the implementation and development of the Neuromodulation Research Laboratory Therapeutics, developing research with Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) and Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (TDCS). Currently, he directs Neuronus, where he works with Neuropsychological assessment and rehabilitation, using non-invasive brain stimulation techniques in patients with various clinical conditions-mood disorders, neurodevelopmental disorders and cognitive deficits after brain injury.
KÁTIA MONTE SILVA
Applied Neurosciences Lab LANA/UFPE
KÁTIA MONTE SILVA, PhD
Applied Neurosciences Lab LANA/UFPE - Brasil
He graduated in Physiotherapist at UFPE (2005), completed his doctorate in neuroscience at Georg August Universität-Goettingen, Germany (2009) and held a postdoctoral degree in Motor Control at McGill University, Montreal-Canada. She is trained in transcranial stimulation from the German Neuroscience Society and the Institute of Neurology at University College London.
She is currently an associate professor at the Department of Physiotherapy, professor of postgraduate courses in Physiotherapy and in Neuropsychiatry and Behavioral Science at UFPE, where she also coordinates the Laboratory of Applied Neuroscience-LANA. She is also coordinator of the Department of Neuromodulation of the Brazilian Association of Neurofunctional Physiotherapy-ABRAFIN. She has been working in research on non-invasive brain stimulation since 2005. She is the author of several full articles in international and national specialized journals, as well as book chapters in the area of non-invasive brain stimulation and rehabilitation. She participated as a lecturer / speaker at important events in her area of expertise. She coordinates and participates in research projects promoted by CNPq, CAPES and FACEPE. In her academic activities she interacts with various national and international groups in scientific collaborations.
University of São Paulo (USP)
University of São Paulo (USP) - Brazil
Full Professor of Physiatrics - Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - Faculty of Medicine, University of São Paulo. President of the Board of Directors of the HCFMUSP Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Institute and Lucy Montoro Rehabilitation Institute, and Co-Coordinator of the WHO/WHO Health-Related Rehabilitation Guidelines Development Group, since 2012. Coordinator of the Residency Program in Medicine Physics and Rehabilitation at FMUSP. Member of the United States National Academy of Medicine (NAM)
The expressive participation of Prof. Linamara Battistella, in the formulation of norms and policies for the area of assistance to people with disabilities, crystallized a sequence of actions to extend services to the community and which can be represented in the Ministry of Health's Decree 1060 of 2002 that creates the "National Policy for Rehabilitation in the Health Care System"; the creation of the Lucy Montoro Rehabilitation Network in 2008, a paradigmatic model inspired by the IMREA-HC-FMUSP and today with 20 units distributed throughout the State of São Paulo, represents another action that she carried out and which today means an average of 100,000 assistances per month .
The network is characterized by a care model based on scientific evidence and adopts a cost-effectiveness analysis strategy for the adoption of new and advanced technologies such as robotics and neuromodulation. The care model, from the perspective of SUS, to have the expected efficiency and sustainability must be anchored in clinical research and with this determination, the clinical research center in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation was consolidated. The performance in the research area, always aligned with graduate programs and anchored in care work, is the scope of the Support Center for Research-NAP-NEAR Advanced Studies in Rehabilitation, created by USP in 2011. Dr. Linamara was also the first Secretary of State for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities of the Government of the State of São Paulo, from 2008 to 2018.
LÍVIA STOCCO VALENTIM
University of São Paulo
LÍVIA STOCCO VALENTIM, PhD
University of São Paulo - Brazil
She recently completed an update in Clinical Research on COVID-19 at Harvard Medical School (HMS) and acts as a Researcher Responsible for the research project in development for the assessment of Cognitive Dysfunction after COVID-19 symptom remission by the MentalPlus digital game by the Faculty of Medicine of University of São Paulo (FMUSP) and Instituto do Coração (INCOR). She is a Collaborator at the World Health Organization (WHO) - World Health Organization for the preparation of the chapters of the ICD-11 (International Classification Disorder) - International Classification of Diseases for the chapters on the following psychopathologies: AUTISTIC SPECTRUM DISORDER (ASD); CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE; DISORDERS OF PERSONALITY (ANTISOCIAL); BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER; SCHIZOPHRENIAS AND SCHIZOTIPIAS; Post-Doctorate in SURGERY from the Faculty of Medicine of the University of São Paulo (FMUSP). Post-Doctorate in Cardiology and Neuropsychology in 2018 at FMUSP. Doctor by the Graduate Program of the Faculty of Medicine, University of São Paulo in ANESTHESIOLOGY in 2014 in a sandwich doctorate with Duke University- NC-USA. PhD from the Graduate Program of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of São Paulo in a sandwich doctorate with the Harvard Medical School in Neuropsychology with an area of interest in Cognitive Dysfunction and Neuropsychological Rehabilitation through Transcranial Electrostimulation techniques. Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School - "Principles and Practice of Clinical Research" (Department of Continuing Education, Boston-MA; since 2012). Site Director-FMUSP at Harvard School (Department of Continuing Education, Boston-MA; 2016); Responsible Researcher in the Postoperative Cognitive Dysfunction Research Group of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of São Paulo-FMUSP in partnership with Duke University; Durham-NC. Post-Doctorate at FMUSP started in 2015; Performing Researcher: Effects of Transcranial Direct Current Electrostimulation (TDCS) in the Rehabilitation of Patients with Cognitive Dysfunction in the Postoperative Cardiac Surgery. Researcher Responsible for the research project for validation of the MentalPlus digital game; Executing Researcher in the Research Group of the Federal University of São Paulo-UNIFESP in the area of Neuropsychology: Research Project: Effects of Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (TCTE) on Cognition and Pain Control in High Performance Athletes. Member Researcher in the Research Project of the Faculty of Medicine, University of São Paulo - FMUSP in the research: Cognitive and functional functioning after cardiac arrest. Member of the Advanced Research Group in Sleep Medicine, Central Institute, Hospital das Clínicas, Faculty of Medicine, University of São Paulo - ICHC-FMUSP. Chief Executive Officer of the Independent Society of Clinical Neuropsychology - SINC (2016); Research Director of the Brazilian Association of Neuropsychology - ABRANEP. Director Professor of the Health Clinical Study and Research Center - CEPCS; Specialist in Neuropsychology by the Psycho-Surgical Studies Center of the Psychology Division of the Central Institute of the Hospital das Clínicas of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of São Paulo-FMUSP with a title granted by the Federal Council of Psychology-CFP. Psychomotrician by the Higher Institute of Psychomotricity and Education- ISPE-GAE. Graduated in Psychology; 2002 and Pedagogy in 2005 from the University of São Paulo-USP.
iFADO Leibniz Institute
iFADO Leibniz Institute - Germany
Physiotherapist and Master in Physiotherapy from the Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE). She is currently a PhD student in Neuroscience at the International Graduate School of Neuroscience, Ruhr-Universität Bochum and a researcher at the Leibniz Research Center for Working Environment and Human Factors, Germany. She has experience with non-invasive neuromodulation techniques since 2012.
LUANDA COLLANGE, PhD
Neurofunctional Physiotherapy Brazilian Association (ABRAFIN) - Brasil
Dr. Luanda Collange is a Physiotherapist, Specialist in Neurofunctional Physiotherapy in Childhood and Adolescence, Master and Doctor in Rehabilitation Sciences. She attended a Fellowship in Neuromodulation at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital – Harvard Medical School. And she did a post-doctorate in Education and Health in Childhood and Adolescence at the Federal University of São Paulo. She is currently Scientific Director of the Brazilian Association of Neurofunctional Physiotherapy – ABRAFIN, professor of the Physiotherapy Course at the University of Sorocaba and coordinator of the Center for Pediatric Neurostimulation and East Wind: Specialized Child Qualification.
MARCO TÚLIO PEDATELLA
MARCO TÚLIO PEDATELLA, MD.
Hospital Encore - Brazil
Dr. Marco Túlio Pedatella graduated in Medicine from the State University of Montes Claros (2003). He became a specialist in Neurology at the Hospital Geral de Goiânia (2009) with a Fellow in Neurology Vasculas. He currently works as a neurologist at HOSPITAL SANTA HELENA and at HOSPITAL ENCORE, is preceptor of the neurology residency at HUGO - HOSPITAL DE URGENCIAS DE GOIÂNIA, and professor at the University of Rio Verde.
MARIA HELENA FRANCO
MARIA HELENA FRANCO, PhD
Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo - Brazil
Graduated in Psychology from the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo (1975), Master's (1986) and Ph.D. (1993) in Clinical Psychology from PUC-SP. She has a postdoctoral degree at the University of London (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine) and at University College London (Department of Psychiatry). She is a full professor at PUC São Paulo, in the Postgraduate Studies Program in Clinical Psychology and at the Faculty of Human Sciences and Health, founder (1996) and coordinator of the Laboratory for Studies and Interventions on Grief - LELu, at PUC- SP, which researches about grief and expands its action in the graduation and post-graduation training of psychotherapists for bereaved people, who provide supervised specialized care. Coordinator of the GT Formation and Breaking Bonds at ANPEPP., from 2005 to 2011. Co-founder of the 4 Estações Instituto de Psicologia, in São Paulo. Member since 1997 of the International Work Group on Death, Dying and Bereavement - IWG. Author of books, chapters and articles on grief, terminality, disasters and emergencies, palliative care. Member of the Committee on Emergencies and Disasters of the Federal Council of Psychology, from November 2014 to December 2016. Has experience in Psychology, with an emphasis on Psychological Treatment and Prevention, working mainly on the following topics: grief, death, bereaved families, psycho-oncology, palliative care, emergencies and disasters.
RENATA SILVA CARDOSO, PhD
BrainFono - Brazil
Dr. Renata Cardoso is a Speech Therapist, Post-Doctoral Student in Biomedical Engineering (UNIFESP), Doctor in Mechanical Engineering (UNESP), Master in Management and Regional Development (UNITAU), Post-Graduate in Audiology (CEFAC), Specialist in Audiology by CFFa , Postgraduate Degree in Management in Business Speech Therapy (FEAD). Coordinator of the Postgraduate Courses in Speech Therapy at Faculdade UnyLeya. Businesswoman and Clinical Director of Clipsifon - Psychology and Speech Therapy Clinic. Founder of BrainFono. Consultant in Strategic Communication in Election Campaign. Member of the Brazilian Association of Biofeedback - ABBIO. Member of the International Socitey for Neuroregulation & Research (ISNR). She works with Neurofeedback and Biofeedback. Laser therapist. She works mainly on the themes: Neurosciences and Learning, Storytelling, Voice and Biomechanics, Presenteeism. Currently in research with cardiac autonomic assessment (sympathovagal balance), Biofeedback and Neurofeedback.
Neuropower - Brazil
Graduated in Psychology (USU, 2012) and Postgraduated in Applied Neurosciences (UFRJ, 2014) with specialization in Neurofeedback for Clinic, Peak Performance and Elite Athletes (New Tech EEG/USA), Biofeedback (Biofeedback Federation of Europe / POR – 2017 ), Biofeedback HRV for Peak Performance and Elite Athletes (EliteHRV/USA – 2018), Stress Management (ISMA/Colorado State University – 2018) and Self-Regulation Program for Peak Performance: Olympic, Military, & Elite Sport Applications (Biofeedback Federation of Europe / WAL – 2019).
A member of the Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback (AAPB), the International Society of Sport Psychology (ISSP) and the International-Stress-Management-Association (ISMA).
As a Psychologist at the Brazilian Olympic Committee, he was responsible for the mental/brain training of the Brazil Rio 2016 Sport Shooting Team (2014/2016), with the main result of winning the silver medal by the athlete Felipe Wu.
Idealer of the integrated intervention model with Biofeedback and Neurofeedback by NeuroPower®, works in the clinic and in high human performance, with a focus on optimizing brain performance and managing social and sports stress, academic and professional.
Mente Confiante Institute
Mente Confiante Institute - Brasil
Dr. Valéria Modesto has a degree in Medicine from the Federal University of Juiz de Fora, a Pediatrician from the Hospital Foundation of the State of Minas Gerais, with an area of expertise in Child Neurology. Founder of the Confident Mind Program – Neuroscience Pills for Mental Health, with personalized diagnosis, treatment and clinical follow-up. Graduated by London Scientific Neurotherapy for the analysis of QEEG - Quantitative Brain Mapping, focusing on biomarkers for ADHD (Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. Develops a study, clinical care and research partnership with Dr. Antônio Martins Mourão, Psychologist and Founder of the QEEG & Brain Research Lab specialized in quantitative electroencephalography (QEEG), London, England. Currently, it studies the impact of adrenal fatigue and circadian cycle disorders on the quality of life of ADHD patients, as well as therapeutic approaches. in the city of Juiz de Fora-MG for children, teenagers and adults.
Hospital das Clínicas ofPorto Alegre (HCPA/UFRS)
WOLNEI CAUMO, PhD.
Hospital das Clínicas of Porto Alegre (HCPA/UFRS) - Brazil
Anesthesiologist, PhD, Full Professor in the area of Anesthesiology and Pain, Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS). Member of the Clinical Staff of the Hospital de Clinicas de Porto Alegre (HCPA), where he is also head of the Pain and Palliative Medicine Department. In addition, he is coordinator of the Postgraduate Programs Committee of the Faculty of Medicine of UFRGS for the period 2013-2015; 2019-2020. His research is focused on the investigation of pathophysiology and innovative treatments in the area of pain, with an emphasis on neuromodulation techniques.