Annual International Symposium on Cognitive Research & Disorders Announced for February 2018

​​The annual International Symposium on Cognitive Research & Disorders has been confirmed for February 2018 to educate professionals on mental and developmental conditions that will affect 94 percent of the world’s population in the next 20 years.

A rising need for collaborative sharing and education in cognitive disorders spurred the creation of the two-day TED Talk-style event, which is confirmed for Feb. 26-27 at the World Golf Village in St. Augustine, Florida. Following a sold-out event in February 2017, over 1,200 education and healthcare providers are expected to come together in 2018 to learn from top researchers and thought leaders. A select 35 presenters will include cognitive scientists, neurosurgeons, master educators and top researchers from around the world. The annual conference is hosted by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES), a global leader in training and credentialing professionals who work with individuals with special needs.

“In 2018, our goal is to have one of the top experts in each of our competencies present high-energy presentations that expose our international audience to the latest cognitive research that will help improve the lives of individuals of all ages with cognitive disorders.”

Myron Pincomb,
International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES) Board Chairman

“ISCRD 2017 was a phenomenal success enjoyed by both education and healthcare professionals from 17 different countries around the globe,” Myron Pincomb, International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES) Board Chairman, said. “In 2018, our goal is to have one of the top experts in each of our competencies present high-energy presentations that expose our international audience to the latest cognitive research that will help improve the lives of individuals of all ages with cognitive disorders.”  

The symposium is designed for attendees to be able to have an immediate impact on their communities in improving lives of individuals with cognitive disorders. Each “talk” is 25 minutes long, with breakout sessions available to dive into topics for a deeper level of understanding. An Innovation Zone will feature a collection of top innovative and advanced companies in both education and healthcare, showcasing research in a hands-on and interactive environment that will allow attendees to see the latest therapies available.

In 2017, ISCRD produced the first live-telecast brain surgery through Baptist Health, which was conducted by Jacksonville Neurologist Dr. Ricardo Hanel. Over 500 participants viewed the telecast onsite, while webcast participants from around the world looked on from their computer screens.

“The talks were really informative and provided me with an idea of the latest approaches and interventions to cognitive disabilities,” said Jenny Bautista, a learning support teacher at the International School of Nanshan Shenzhen in China who participated via webcast. “You had so many participants around the world but you still dealt with each one of us with a personal touch. I am looking forward to participating in [ISCRD] again.”

Attendees will include teachers, physicians, behavior specialists, speech language pathologists, researchers, special education/school administrators, nurses, chiropractors, occupational and physical therapists and those who work or volunteer within the cognitive disability field.

Competencies the symposium will focus on include: Parkinson’s, Soft Skills, Stroke and Cognition, Suicide, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Down Syndrome, Dyslexia, Eating Disorders, Executive Function, Inclusion, Depression, Alzheimer’s, Autism, ADD/ADHD, Dementia and Differentiated Instruction.

Early bird pricing for registration is now available for $395 until November 30, 2017. Regular attendance is $450 from December 1-January 23, and late registration is $525 following January 24. Registration includes a 3-course plated luncheon with a live musical performance. The symposium will be live web-streamed for individuals who would like to participate worldwide. Group discounts are also available. To register, visit www.ibcces.org/iscrd or call 877-717-6543. 

About IBCCES

The International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES) was established in 2001 to meet the training and credentialing needs of professionals who work with individuals with special needs. IBCCES has since expanded into over 40 different countries with training centers and members all across the globe.

Our Certified Autism Specialist, Board Certified Cognitive Specialist, and Certified Autism Center credentials were established with the highest standards in the industry. As a result, our programs have become the benchmark for those who work with cognitive disorders around the world.

Media Contact:

Kristin Chambers
​Phone: 877-717-6543 
​Email: kristin@ibcces.org 

Source: IBCCES