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The webinar “Brain capital innovations in Latin America” was co-organised by EMEA and the Brain Capital Alliance in collaboration with OECD Neuroscience-inspired Policy Initiative, Global Brain Health Institute, Latin American Brain Health Institute and INECO. It took place online on 27 September 2022.

Closing the webinar, the President of EMEA, Prof. Rym Ayadi, highlighted that “Brain health\capital must become the pillar for post pandemic recovery and resilience”.

Brain capital is a productive and complex capital stock that accumulates over the lifecycle. It is a multi-dimensional set of factors varying from physical to socio-cultural ones, enabling the brain to remain healthy, develop, and avoid deterioration.  Argentina is a world leader in the advancement of brain capital into policy and workforce development, and there are many developments in Latin America.

The brain capital framework has recently been cited in public and private reports, including from the United Nations Development Programme’s Human Development Report, the World Health Organisation’s Brain Health Position Statement, and new analyses from PwC and Lundbeck.


Moderator: Prof. Rym Ayadi, President, Euro-Mediterranean Economists Association (EMEA) and Co-Lead of the Brain Capital Alliance


  • Fernando Torrente PhD, Director of the Institute of Neurosciences & Public Policies and Director of the Department of Psychotherapy of of INECO
  • Carlos Javier Regazonni MD PhD, former CEO of National Health Care System for Retirees of Argentina (PAMI), currently Director of the Committee on Global Health and Human Security of the Council on Foreign Relations of Argentina (CARI)
  • Agustin Ibanez PhD, Director of the Latin American Brain Health Institute at Universidad Adolfo Ibanez, Adjunct Professor at Universidad de San Andres, Senior Fellow with the Global Brain Health Institute, Visiting Professor at Trinity College Dublin
  • William Hynes DPhil, Head of New Approaches to Economic Challenges and Co-Lead of the Neuroscience-inspired Policy Initiative at OECD
  • Andrew Nevin, Partner & Chief Economist, PwC Nigeria
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