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Rethinking the Brain: Palm Beach 2014

Caron Tabb and Kevin Tabb, M.D., Susan Wornick with co-chairs Carolyn and David Brodsky, Helaine B. Allen, Cynthia and Ted BerensonIn January, more than 150 guests gathered at The Breakers hotel in Florida for BIDMC’s annual Palm Beach event, which was co-chaired by Helaine B. Allen, Cynthia and Ted Berenson, and Carolyn and David Brodsky. This year, the event, entitled “Rethinking the Brain,” showcased the medical center’s expertise in neuroscience. Emceed by longtime WCVB-TV anchor Susan Wornick, a panel of distinguished specialists—including Ron Alterman, M.D., Alvaro Pascual-Leone, M.D., Ph.D., Clifford Saper, M.D., Ph.D., and Veronique VanderHorst, M.D., Ph.D.—discussed groundbreaking advances in using the brain’s adaptability to treat and prevent neurological disease and improve brain health.

For more from the annual Palm Beach event, see our photo gallery and coverage in the Palm Beach Daily News Shiny Sheet.

Following the panel, former chair of the Board of Beth Israel Hospital and grateful patient Edward Rudman shared his experience battling Parkinson’s disease. Watch a video on Mr. Rudman's journey below.

Center for Mind-Brain Restoration

Panelists Alvaro Pascual-Leone, M.D., Ph.D., Ron L. Alterman, M.D., Susan Wornick, Clifford B. Saper, M.D., Ph.D., Veronique Vanderhorst, M.D., Ph.D.

With more than 50 million Americans currently living with brain disorders, BIDMC’s new Center for Mind–Brain Restoration leverages the medical center’s extensive strengths in this emerging field, focusing its efforts on restoring the function of the brain after injury and disease. However, part of the Center’s pioneering mission is also to apply the knowledge it amasses on how the brain works to help healthy individuals maintain mental and physical well-being as they age. With philanthropic investment, the Center has the potential to advance some of the most radical techniques and concepts in neuroscience today and ensure that both the sick and the well can harness their brain’s power for the best possible outcomes. Learn more about the Center for Mind-Brain Resoration at BIDMC.

The Brain Fit Club

We are beginning to recognize that many of the lifestyle habits that are good for our bodies also benefit our brains; aging brains stay healthy and injured brains heal faster and more completely with the right kind of ongoing mental activity, social engagement, and brain-specific exercises. In response, BIDMC has created the Brain Fit Club, a leading-edge facility integrating education and personalized support and care best suited to keeping each individual’s brain limber and active, using specialized staff and technologies to teach, train, and motivate. Learn more about the Brain Fit Club and check out the Brain Fit Club formula card.


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