ALBA-Elsevier Award Lecture on Brain Sciences 2023 Winner

Dr Agustin Ibañez


Agustin Ibañez – Director, Latin American Brain Health Institute (BrainLat), Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez, Santiago, Chile; and Associate professor, Global Brain Health Institute (GBHI), Trinity College Dublin, Ireland – has been honoured with the ALBA-Elsevier Award Lecture on Brain Sciences 2023 in recognition of his significant contribution to brain health education and research.

His research focuses on the development of affordable cognitive neuroscience approaches to improve dementia characterization in Latin America and to identify novel avenues to treat neurodegeneration in diverse populations. As someone who is interested in global approaches to dementia and social, cognitive and affective neuroscience, Dr Ibañez has developed important regional initiatives such as the multi-partner consortium to expand dementia research in Latin America (ReDLat) and the Latin American and Caribbean Consortium on Dementia (LAC-CD). With extensive support from prominent international stakeholders, these collaborations have enabled multicentric comparisons of genetic, cognitive, social and socioeconomic determinants that drive brain health.

His other accolades include prestigious international awards such as the Nelson Butters Award from the International Neuropsychological Society, Latin-American Award from the Society for Psychophysiological Research, the International Society for Neuroimaging in Psychiatry Award as well as local recognitions to his work in brain health such as Outstanding recognition by the Legislature of Buenos Aires in 2019.

"Brain health and disease don't occur uniformly across the globe. I hope this award helps to highlight the contributions of Latin American researchers, thereby amplifying diversity and representation in neuroscience" - Dr Agustin Ibañez

The ALBA-Elsevier Award Lecture Selection Committee would like to congratulate Dr Ibañez for his pioneering and impactful work and encourages him to continue his efforts.

Dr Ibañez will give a Special Lecture at the FENS Forum 2024, taking place in Vienna on 25-29 June 2024.

More information on the ALBA-Elsevier Award Lecture on Brain Sciences can be found here