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2015 Brain IDEAS Symposium October 23 2015 Invisible Disabilities

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Invisible Disabilities Association and CereScan Presenting Sponsors 2015 Brain IDEAS Symposium


Healthy Living Award

David Perlmutter MD Healthy Living Award 2015 Brain IDEAS Symposium Invisible Disabilities AssociationDavid Perlmutter MD, FACN, ABIHM has been chosen to be the first ever recipient of IDA’s Healthy Living Award because of his lifelong passion for finding healthy and positive life changing solutions for patients who live daily with chronic illness. His New York Times Bestselling books Brain Maker and Grain Brain are the gold standard for healthy living resources focused on a the brain. As the empowering neurologist, Dr. Perlmutter’s mission is to uncover the food, the facts and the science to control your genetic destiny.

Innovation Award

Evian Gordon MD PhD My Brain Solutions Innovation Award 2015 Brain IDEAS Symposium Invisible Disabilities AssociationEvian Gordon MD PhD has been chosen to be the first ever recipient of IDA’s Innovation Award because of his leadership as the Chairman and CEO of the Brain Resource. Brain Resource’s industry leading innovation to help people train for peak brain health and fitness, reduce stress simply and objectively, provide rapid assessment of brain strengths & weaknesses and to enable landmark tests to predict treatment in Depression and ADHD is leading the way and to be modeled. 

Dr Gordon will be sharing the innovative approach to Mental Training during the symposium.

Research Award

Huntington Potter PHD 2015 Research Award - Invisible Disabilities AssociationHuntington Potter PhD has been chosen for the 2015 IDA Research Award because of his cutting edge research with Alzheimer’s and Down Syndrome and the relationship between the two. Dr Potter’s leadership in this research is exemplified through his positions as Director of Alzheimer’s Research at the Linda Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome and the University of Colorado School of Medicine’s Department of Neurology. 

Dr Potter will be presenting his amazing research in regards to Alzheimer’s and Down Syndrome during the symposium.



Brain Disorders

Mental Illness

Sally Spencer-Thomas PsyD

CEO, Carson J Spencer Foundation


Ron Minson MD

Clinical Director, Integrated Listening Systems


Huntington Potter PhD

Dir. Rocky Mountain Alzheimer’s Disease Center, CU

Panel Moderator

Jeff Vankooten, MDiv

Chaplain, Abode Healthcare & Hospice

Brain Health


Jon Clinthorne, PhD

Nutrition Education Specialist, Natural Grocers Vitamin Cottage

Mental Training

Evian Gordon PhD MD

Founder and CEO, Brain Resource, My Brain Solutions


Karyn Buxman RN MSN

Director of Training, SYNERGY, Neurohumorist

Panel Moderator

Heidi Hanna, PhD

Founder and CEO of SYNERGY

Brain Therapy


Karen Custer PTA

Founding Director, StART, Stroke Active Recovery Therapy


Jim Knipe, PhD

Psychologist, Author – EMDR Toolbox: Theory and Treatment of Complex PTSD and Dissociation


T. Richard Fort, PhD

Chief Science Officer, CereScan

Panel Moderator

Josh Rizzo

Co-founder and Executive Director, PTSD United