Dr. Juan Carlos Arango Lasprilla gana premio internacional de neuropsicología


Felicitaciones al Dr. Juan Carlos Arango Lasprilla quien acaba de ser reconocido con el premio Arthur Benton Award en reconocimiento a su destacada trayectoria profesional y a sus grandes aportes a la neuropsicología a nivel internacional. Esta es la primera vez que un neuropsicólogo hispano es reconocido con tan importante premio.
A continuación un breve resumen de los aportes del Dr. Arango a la disciplina.

Dr. Juan Carlos Arango-Lasprilla is currently a Research Professor at BioCruces Vizcaya Health Research Institute in Bilbao, Spain. He has been instrumental in securing over $7 million dollars in grant funding as PI and co-PI. Dr. Arango has received many awards for his accomplishments in the area of neuropsychology including awards from the National Academic of Neuropsychology, the American Psychological Association, the International Brain Injury Association, the International Neuropsychological Society and The American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine. He has published more than 300 articles and book chapters and edited 10 books.  Dr. Arango has been a guest editor of 12 special issues in prominent rehabilitation journals.  Dr. Arango has lectured at Grand Rounds at more than 95 different universities across the globe. He organized and chaired 4 international conferences on neuropsychology, cultural issues and Brain Injury Rehabilitation. Dr. Arango is a founding member of the Colombian Neuropsychological Society, and he founded the IberoAmerican Journal of Neuropsychology. His research focuses on understanding and addressing the cognitive, psychological, and emotional needs of individuals with brain injury and their families. He is particularly interested in under-served populations, such as Spanish speakers, and carries out research in the US, Europe, and Latin America. He was PI of a large, multi-center norming study in which more than 14,000 adults and children from over 15 Latin American countries. Thanks to his leadership, normative data by country is now available for the 12 most commonly used neuropsychological tests in each respective population.

Cambios emocionales después de una lesión cerebral

Dr. Christian Salas /
Neuropsicólogo clínico y psicoterapeuta

Rehabilitación neuropsicológica: consejos para rehabilitar la atención

McKay Moore Sohlberg /
Doctorado en Psicología educativa

Éxito del I Curso Internacional de Rehabilitación Neuropsicológica


El pasado 23 y 24 de noviembre tuvo lugar en el Colegio Oficial de Médicos de Alicante el I Curso Internacional de Rehabilitación Neuropsicológica el cual fue transmitido via Streaming mediante Neuopsychology Leaning. Este curso, organizado por la Fundación UNER, tuvo una gran acogida por parte del público, con la asistencia presencial y via streaming de más de 300 personas de 15 países.

Los asistentes han ofrecido excelente feedback del contenido tratado por los Dres. Barbara Wilson y Juan Carlos Arango, quienes expusieron desde un punto de visto investigativo y clínico los avances en el área de la rehabilitación neuropsicológica y los programas de rehabilitación existentes en la actualidad.

Desde la Fundación UNER informan que la recaudación de las inscripciones va destinada al tratamiento de neurorrehabilitación de un niño con una situación personal compleja.

Muchas gracias a todos los participantes, tanto de parte de la Fundación UNER como de Neuropsychology Learning por sus asistencia.

El Dr. Juan Carlos Arango Lasprilla nombrado miembro de la junta de la International Neuropsychological Society (INS)

El Dr. Juan Carlos Arango Lasprilla, editor de la Revista Iberoamericana de Neuropsicología, ha sido nombrado miembro de la junta del INS. El INS es una organización internacional de neuropsicología fundada en 1967 cuyo objetivo es promover el estudio de la disciplina desde un punto de vista global, interdisciplinario y colaborativo. Esta organización tiene más de 4000 miembros de más de 60 países, convirtiéndose en la organización de neuropsicología más grande a nivel mundial.

Los miembros del INS disponían hasta el 28 de septiembre de 2018 para votar entre los siguientes nominados para los siguientes puestos:

  • Presidentes: Edward de Hann (Holanda) y Skye McDonald (Australia)
  • Miembros de la junta: Juan Carlos Arango Lasprilla (España), Greg Brown (Estados Unidos), Annelies Cramer (Sudáfrica), Roben Green (Canadá), Sarah MacPherson (Reino Unido) y Shawn McClintock (Estados Unidos).

Para su candidatura, el Dr. Juan Carlos Arango Lasprilla presentó una carta pidiendo a los miembros su voto. A continuación, podrá leer el comunicado:

 

Dear INS members,

My name is Juan Carlos Arango Lasprilla. I feel very fortunate to have been nominated to assist in the governance of INS as a member-at-large. Holding a leadership role in the Society, I would emphasize actions that further the development of the field worldwide. This goal for INS stems from my background and professional achievements, which make me an ideal candidate for a board position in a Society like INS, an organization with the capacity to unite dedicated professionals across the globe in common goals to advance neuropsychology.

I am an Ikerbasque Research Professor at BioCruces Health Research Institute in Bilbao, Spain. My research aims to develop, validate, and implement neuropsychological rehabilitation programs that assist individuals with brain injury and their families. As someone who was born in Colombia, South America, and had the opportunity to be educated in Europe and the US, I have first-hand appreciation of the importance of culture in the study of brain function. The multi-cultural educational environments I experienced inspired a passion for learning about other cultures and fostering international collaboration in research. I’ve taught at over 80 institutions on 5 continents and my research network spans 45 countries. Within this network, I’ve been PI of various large international norming studies and organized and chaired many international conferences. I have over 200 publications, including 7 books, and have received numerous early career recognitions. But I am most proud of my work advancing neuropsychology in Latin America. For instance, I am a founding member of the Colombian Neuropsychological Society and serve as a mentor to professionals and students alike in many Spanish-speaking countries.

INS can benefit from my ability to connect professionals from different backgrounds, languages, cultures, and ages. Since becoming a member of INS in 2005, I’ve observed increased interest in involving non-English speaking members. INS must broaden its impact by leveraging the existing diversity among its membership. I believe that my role in the Society as member-at-large would be to create opportunities (through education, mentoring, and research activities) to benefit the integration of all INS members, regardless of country, language, race, gender, etc. Just as the study of brain function have evolved from localized regions to inter-connectedness, INS must evolve in a similar fashion. Future directions of the Society should be focused on developing networks, at professional and personal levels, in order to meet the needs of an ever-more global world.

Sincerely,

Juan

El 9 de octubre de 2018 el INS notificó los resultados de las votaciones. ¡Desde aquí queremos felicitar al Dr. Juan Carlos Arango Lasprilla por su elección! ¡Estamos seguros que los países de habla hispana quedarán bien representados de su mano en la organización más importante a nivel mundial de neuropsicología!

Introducción a los trastornos del espectro autista

Rafael Oliveras Rentas, Ph.D. /
Psicólogo clínico y neuropsicólogo especialista en pediatría

Rehabilitación cognitiva

Dra. Bárbara A. Wilson /
Psicóloga clínica e investigadora

Anosognosia y rehabilitación

George P. Prigatano, Ph.D.
Presidente de Neuropsicología del Instituto Neurológico Barrow.

El papel de la neuroimagen en la neuropsicología

Jesús M Cortés, PhD.
Doctor en Física.

El cerebro bilingüe – multilingüe

Thomas H Bak, PhD.
Doctor en Medicina, The University of Edinburgh | School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences.