Technological advances in brain imaging and machine learning have advanced to a point to provide concrete solutions to address issues related to age-typical cognitive decline and neurocognitive disorders across different populations. Brain imaging has been particularly helpful in identifying the sources of brain changes, which in turn can guide the designs of appropriate therapies. In this symposium, world renowned scientists and engineers will provide us with an overview of how brain imaging is used to study aging and how various rehabilitation strategies have been implemented to enhance brain health across populations.

Keynote Speaker


Prof. Joel Kramer

The Biology of Cognitive Aging

Professor Joel Kramer

University of California, San Francisco


Prof. Srikantan Nagarajan

Electromagnetic Imaging of Brain Oscillations during rest and during speech

Professor Srikantan Nagarajan

University of California, San Francisco




Invited Speakers


Prof. Annabel Shen-Hsing Chen

Helping the Aging Brain Learn Better

Professor Annabel Shen-Hsing Chen
Nanyang Technological University
Prof. Raymond Kai-Yu Tong

Neuroplastic Changes in Brain using Intention-driven Robotic Training in Stroke Rehabilitation

Professor Raymond Kai-Yu Tong
The Chinese University of Hong Kong


Lecture Theatre 9, Yasumoto International Academic Park, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong

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Transportation from the University Train Station to the Conference Venue The University provides regular free school bus services from the MTR (formerly KCR) University train station to the main campus throughout the day.



Friday, March 9, 2018
Lecture Theatre 9, Yasumoto International Academic Park, CUHK

9:00-9:10 Welcoming Speech by Professor Fanny Cheung 
Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research)
9:10-9:20 Welcoming Speech by Mr. Patrick Huen 
Chairman of the Board of Directors, Dr. Stanley Ho Medical Development Foundation
9:20-9:25 Group Photo
9:25-10:15 Keynote Address by Professor Janet Werker, University of British Columbia 
“Perceptual foundations of language acquisition in monolingual- and bilingual-learning infants”
10:15-10:55 Professor Rene Kager, Utrecht University 
“Perceptual tuning for lexical tone”
10:55-11:15 Tea Break
11:15-11:55 Professor Chia-Ying Lee, Academia Sinica 
“Neural signatures for the development of speech perception in infancy”
11:55-12:35 Professor Megan Roberts, Northwestern University 
“The road to effective early language intervention: A translational journey of theory, research and clinical practice”
12:35-12:50 Introduction of the Stanley Ho Developmental Cohort Study by Professor Patrick Wong 
Director of Brain and Mind Institute
12:50-13:00 Concluding Remarks by Professor Ovid Tzeng, Academician 
Chancellor, University System of Taiwan