Keynote Speakers
Stephanie Clarke

Service de Neuropsychologie et de Neuroréhabilitation
CHUV (Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois)
Lausanne, Switzerland

Professor Stephanie Clarke, Past President of the World Federation of Neurorehabilitation, is Professor and Head of the Neuropsychology and Neurorehabilitation Clinic at the University Hospital, Lausanne, Switzerland. Her publications, more than 150 papers, focus on neuronal plasticity, its role in perception, learning and recovery from brain lesions. Since several years, she is strongly involved in scientific and professional societies.

John-Dylan Haynes

John-Dylan Haynes obtained his Diploma in Psychology in 1997 and his PhD in Biology in 2003 from the University of Bremen. This was followed by postdoctoral research positions at the University of Plymouth, the Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg and the Wellcome Center for Imaging Neuroscience at the University College London. In 2005 he started his own research group at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences in Leipzig. In 2006 he became Professor for Theory and Analysis of Large Scale Brain Signals at the Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin and at the Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience Berlin. Since 2009 he is Founding Director of the the Berlin Center for Advanced Neuroimaging (BCAN).

Amy Heffelfinger

Dr. Heffelfinger specializes in the evaluation and treatment of preschool children with neurological, behavioral, and developmental disorders through the Preschool and Infant Neuropsychological Testing (P.I.N.T.) Clinic and the Autism Clinic. Dr. Heffelfinger's current research involves the study of early development of neuropsychological function, with a focus on attention and executive functioning. Her work also investigates cognitive outcomes with spina bifida, brain tumor, and genetic disorders.

Melissa Lamar

Dr. Melissa Lamar is a Cognitive Neuroscientist in the Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center and an Associate Professor in the Department of Behavioral Sciences at the Rush University Medical Center. She also maintains a faculty affiliation within the Institute for Minority Health Research at the University of Illinois at Chicago and is a licensed Clinical Neuropsychologist. Dr. Lamar’s work is aimed towards the identification of preclinical markers of risk for and development of pathological aging and dementia in mid- to late-life older adults from a variety of racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds. Her research has been supported by the NIH throughout her career, with her most recent grants focused on identifying modifiable factors underlying health disparities in brain aging. Dr. Lamar is also co-Investigator of the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos (HCHS/SOL), the largest epidemiological study of cardiovascular disease risk factors in Hispanics and Latinos in the US to date. She is also a Chicago site PI of both the cognitive and neuroimaging ancillary studies of SOL. Dr. Lamar has over 85 peer-reviewed publications and proudly mentors several graduate and post-doctoral researchers. She was awarded the 2017 Arthur Benton Mid-Career Award from the International Neuropsychological Society and Fellow status within the Society for Clinical Neuropsychology and the American Psychological Association in 2016.

Keith Owen Yeates

Keith Owen Yeates, Ph.D., R.Psych., ABPP-CN, is the Ronald and Irene Ward Chair in Pediatric Brain Injury and Professor in the Departments of Psychology, Pediatrics, and Clinical Neurosciences at the University of Calgary, in Alberta, Canada. He leads the University’s Integrated Concussion Research Program. Dr. Yeates has served as President of the Society of Clinical Neuropsychology of the American Psychological Association, and is currently President of the International Neuropsychological Society.

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