Our programs are informed by cutting edge science and state-of-the-art clinical insights.
Our courses attract international participants, with a unique opportunity to meet colleagues from every corner of the world..
Our program will take place in Bali – one of the most iconic destinations in the world.
Elkhonon Goldberg, Ph.D., ABPP/ABCN, is a a clinical neuropsychologist and cognitive neuroscientist, and the Founding Director of Luria Neuroscience Institute and Goldberg Brain-Mind Symposia.
He is a diplomate of The American Board of Professional Psychology / American Board of Clinical Neuropsychology, with over 40 years of experience in neuropsychological diagnosis, cognitive rehabilitation, and forensic neuropsychology.
His critically acclaimed and bestselling books have been published in 24 languages.
Find books by Dr. Goldberg on Amazon:
Creativity: The Human Brain in the Age of Innovation
Executive Functions in Health and Disease
The New Executive Brain: Frontal Lobes in a Complex World
The Wisdom Paradox: How Your Mind Can Grow Stronger As Your Brain Grows Older
The Executive Brain: Frontal Lobes and the Civilized Mind
Luria’s Legacy in the 21st Century
The SharpBrains Guide to Brain Fitness: How to Optimize Brain Health and Performance at Any Age
Elkhonon Goldberg, Ph.D., Founding Director of Brain-Mind Symposia, has been a frequent visitor to Bali for 30 years, and has come to know both the people and the place well. He is currently engaged in cross-cultural neuroscience research collaborations in Indonesia.
The decision to hold the brain-mind symposia in Bali has been a natural extension of his longstanding relationship with, and fondness for, Bali and Southeast Asia in general.
Our events in Bali are conducted in partnership with Suryani Institute for Mental Health of Bali (suryani-institute.com). SIMH is dedicated to improving society through a biopsychospiritual-sociocultural approach, making Bali a center for understanding spiritual abilities in achieving happiness, and maintaining the Balinese culture. SIMH is the pioneer in developing community-based treatment of mental illnesses in Bali, and fostering basic and clinical mental health research and knowledge dissemination .
Dr. Cokorda Bagus Jaya Lesmana, MD
Dr. Cokorda Bagus Jaya Lesmana, MD, is Director of Research at Suryani Institute, Director of Division of Cross-cultural studies and Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Udayana University of Bali, and Chairman of Cultural Psychiatry Section of Indonesian Psychiatric Association. Together with Professor Luh Ketut Suryani (founder of SIMH), he pioneered a community-based, affordable mental health treatment for the mentally ill in Bali.
Goldberg Brain-Mind Symposia provide a forum – both intellectual and physical – for sharing cutting-edge knowledge and ideas about the brain and the mind. Our programs are designed for mental health professionals (psychologists, neuropsychologists, neuroscientists, psychiatrists, neurologists, psychotherapists, and others).
We offer rich and thoughtful content in iconic locations to attract international participation, and by so doing to foster interactions among professionals and scientists from every corner of the world.
Our program in Bali, Indonesia will address central topics in neuropsychology and cognitive neuroscience. To learn more, go to PROGRAM.
Bali’s iconic appeal and strategic location makes it an ideal meeting place for colleagues from every corner of the world. Bali is close to Australia and New Zealand, to China, Japan, and South Korea, with multiple non-stop flights.
It sits on one of the most beautiful beaches in Bali, with the hotels either right on the beach or within a short walk from the beach.
Most of the hotels are within a short walking distance from the conference space where the workshop will take place. In the evenings seafood dinner is served at seaside restaurants on the tables set up right on the beach.
A wide range of other restaurants is in the close proximity to the conference venue, featuring both Indonesian and international cuisine, among them Cuca, ranked “#10 in Asia.” Considering that Asia is a very big place, this is quite an accolade.
Jimbaran is located within a short taxi ride from Bali’s Ngurah Rai International Airport and within easy access to the main cultural and natural attractions on the island.
The program is designed to allow the participants to combine learning in the morning with cultural activities, tours, or just going to the beach in the afternoon.
Numerous sightseeing and cultural programs, and extension tours to other parts of Indonesia will be available through local travel agencies. Or you can spend the afternoons in lively, informal discussions with colleagues from all over the world on the beach, in a lush tropical garden next to the beach, or in a nearby restaurant over drink.
The ability to network and exchange ideas with the colleagues from diverse countries and parts of the world is a unique opportunity provided by our program. To ensure effective interaction, the number of participants will be kept relatively small.