Webinar for Australia

Luria Neuroscience Institute is pleased to introduce a webinar about the brain and the mind at the time convenient for the Australian audience. The program is intended primarily for professionals concerned with mental health and with brain and brain disorders.

The webinar will be recorded and the recording will be available to registrants for multiple reviews at their convenience after the live events.

The webinars will feature Elkhonon Goldberg, Ph.D., ABPP., a clinical neuropsychologist and cognitive neuroscientist, Clinical Professor in the Department of Neurology, NYU School of Medicine and Diplomate of The American Board of Professional Psychology in Clinical Neuropsychology. His critically acclaimed and bestselling books have been published in 21 languages.

Format:
online webinar

Credits:
The webinar will provide CPD points for those attending.

Fee:
$145 (USD) for a three-hour webinar

Date and time:
November 30, 1pm – 4pm Australian Eastern Time

Duration:
3 hours

 

Dementias

Dementias are among the most prevalent neurocognitive disorders presenting a unique set of clinical and societal challenges. In this webinar we will review several major types of dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease, Lewy body dementia and its relationship to Parkinson’s disease, frontotemporal dementia, vascular dementia, and others. For each of these disorders we will discuss the underlying neurobiology, epidemiology, natural history, diagnosis, and cognitive characteristics. We will also discuss cognitive aging, as well as both protective and risk factors associated with it.

Agenda

  • Epidemiology and demographics of dementias.
  • Alzheimer’s disease: neurobiology, epidemiology, natural history, neurocognitive characteristics, and diagnosis.
  • Lewy body dementia and Parkinson’s disease.
  • Fronto-temporal dementia and Korsakoff’s syndrome.
  • Mild Cognitive Impairment and its relationship to dementias. Diagnosis, differential diagnosis, and misdiagnosis.
  • Memory impairment in dementias and the fallacy of old diagnostic criteria. Executive impairment in dementias: still underrecognized.
  • Arousal impairment in dementias. Changes in the epidemiology of dementias and possible causes behind them.
  • Cognitive aging: its characteristics, protective factors, and risk factors. Cognitive enhancement and surrounding controversies.

About the speaker:

The webinar will feature Elkhonon Goldberg, Ph.D., ABPP., (wikipedia) a clinical neuropsychologist and cognitive neuroscientist, with more than 30 years of experience.

Goldberg’s clinical practice spans the whole range of neuropsychological disorders, including traumatic brain injury, dementias, neurodevelopmental disorders, and forensic neuropsychology. Goldberg research includes cortical organization, hemispheric specialization, frontal lobes, memory, traumatic brain injury, dementias, schizophrenia, and other topics. Goldberg has authored several influential books and published a number of research papers in peer-reviewed journals. Goldberg is also a sought-after educator who lectures worldwide. He was a Visiting Professor at Hebrew University of Jerusalem, University of Sydney and has taught at other major universities worldwide. He has mentored a number of students and post-doctoral trainees, many of whom have become prominent neuropsychologists and neuroscientists in their own right.

Elkhonon Goldberg is a Clinical Professor in the Department of Neurology of New York University School of Medicine and a Diplomate of The American Board of Professional Psychology in Clinical Neuropsychology. He is a recipient of The Copernicus Prize for his “contributions to interdisciplinary dialogue between neurosciences and neuropsychology”, and the Tempos Hominis medal for “international medical sciences education.” He is a foreign member of The Venetian Institute of Science, Literature and Arts.

His books The Executive Brain (2001), The Wisdom Paradox (2005), The New Executive Brain (2009), and Creativity (2018) have been translated into 20 languages. His book Executive Functions in Health and Disease (2017) has received an award by The British Medical Association. He co-authored (with Alvaro Fernandez) The SharpBrains Guide to Cognitive Fitness and is the Chief Scientific Adviser of www.sharpbrains.com.

Elkhonon Goldberg was a student and close associate of Alexander Luria, one of the “founding fathers” of neuropsychology as a scientific discipline.

New books by Dr. Elkhonon Goldberg:

Creativity: The Human Brain in the Age of Innovation
Oxford University Press; 1 edition. February 1, 2018

What is the nature of human creativity? What are the brain processes behind its mystique? What are the evolutionary roots of creativity? How does culture help shape individual creativity? Creativity: The Human Brain in the Age of Innovation by Elkhonon Goldberg is arguably the first ever book to address these and other questions in a way that is both rigorous and engaging, demystifying human creativity for the general public.

For more information about the book and to order please visit
www.amazon.com/dp/0190466499/

Executive Functions in Health and Disease
(recipient of an award by The British Medical Association)
Academic Press; 1 edition; July 12, 2017

Executive Functions in Health and Disease provides a comprehensive review of both healthy and disordered executive function. It discusses what executive functions are, what parts of the brain are involved, what happens when they go awry in cases of dementia, ADHD, psychiatric disorders, traumatic injury, developmental disorders, cutting edge methods for studying executive functions and therapies for treating executive function disorders. It will appeal to neuropsychologists, clinical psychologists, neuroscientists and researchers in cognitive psychology.

For more information about the book and to order please visit
www.amazon.com/dp/0128036761/

Also by Elkhonon Goldberg:
The New Executive Brain
www.amazon.com/dp/0195329406/
The Wisdom Paradox
www.amazon.com/dp/1592401872/
Luria’s Legacy in the 21st Century
www.amazon.com/dp/0195176707/