“From Data to Knowledge in Neuroscience:

Building Toward Individualized Medicine” 

Monday, September 12th, 2016
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The Potomac Institute for Policy Studies
901 N. Stuart St., Suite 200, Arlington, VA 22203
(Ballston Metro station, Orange and Silver line) 

The current wealth of data in neuroscience has the potential to lead to groundbreaking neuroscientific discoveries and revolutionize clinical treatments for mental health and neurological disorders. Combining neuroscience data with information in other data-rich fields, such as genomics, will make possible a new paradigm of healthcare, in which medical providers and patients can use multi-faceted information to guide diagnosis and treatment selection, while accounting for the effects of interacting biological, environmental, and lifestyle factors.

This seminar will highlight the need to translate neuroscience data into medical knowledge and robust clinical treatments, by improving data sharing and analysis practices and aligning with current precision medicine initiatives. By bringing together a distinguished panel of scientists, medical practitioners, and health policy experts, we will explore the key challenges and opportunities involved in this goal, and discuss strategies and policy solutions for using neuroscience data to improve the mental and neurological health of all Americans.

This event will be live-streamed

Welcome and Opening Remarks:

General Alfred Gray, USMC (Ret.)
Twenty-Ninth Commandant of the United States Marine Corps; Senior Fellow and Chairman of the Board of Regents, Potomac Institute for Policy Studies


Stacy J. Suskauer, M.D.
Director of Brain Injury Rehabilitation Programs, Kennedy Krieger Institute; Associate Professor, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Jessica Eisner, M.D.
Former Senior Medical Officer, US Food and Drug Administration

Mahesh Shenai, M.D
Neurosurgeon and Medical Director of Functional and Restorative Surgery, Inova Health System

Closing Remarks:

Jennifer Buss, Ph.D.
Director, CNS, Potomac Institute for Policy Studies

RSVP is required. Please send name, title and affiliation. For further information and registration, please contact Brooke Branson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 703-525-0770. 


The Potomac Institute for Policy Studies
Ballston Metro Center Office Towers
901 North Stuart Street, Suite 1200
Arlington, VA 22203
Tel 703.525.0770

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