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2018 Brain Health Fair—Los Angeles
Friday, April 20, 2018
10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Los Angeles Convention Center

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The Brain Health Fair is a free one-time-only event connecting neurology patients, families, and caregivers affected by a brain disease, as well as students interested in brain science and the general public interested in brain health.

The program is designed and executed by neurologists, with local and national experts, who are on hand to answer questions about the wonders of the brain. Attendees find out about the latest research advances in multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer's and dementia, epilepsy, stroke, Parkinson's and movement disorders, pain and headache, concussion, the latest advances in child neurology, and other brain diseases.

The Brain Health Fair is presented by the American Academy of Neurology, the world's largest association of neurologists and neuroscience professionals, with 32,000 members.

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Attendees will have the opportunity to attend and participate in presentations from top neurologists, an exhibit hall, crafts and activities for kids of all ages, giveaways, patient and caretaker support groups, a home modification area, and more.

Patients, caregivers, and families will hear presentations from well-known activists, world-renowned neurologists and neurology professionals, and learned about new tools, observe medical equipment in action, gain awareness of the benefits of nutrition and emotional health, and join in the following fun and informative areas:

  • Hold a human brain
  • View animal brains—from mouse to dolphin
  • Walk through a 20 ft inflatable blow-up brain
  • Talk to top neurologists
  • Learn about the latest treatments and research advances
  • Free bike helmet giveaway (while supplies last)
  • Brain-inspired crafts
  • Explore the latest technologies and home modifications for people living with brain disease
  • Free copies of Neurology Now Magazine
  • En Español: Speak to neurologists, enjoy presentations, gather resources, giveaways
  • Healthy snack demos

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to register to attend the Brain Health Fair?
Online registration is not required to attend the Brain Health Fair. However, we encourage attendees to sign-up online as it allows them to receive new exciting information as the event date approaches.

I have a neurological disorder/disease. Will I be able to get medical advice from a neurologist?
Our neurologists and neuroscientists are excited to answer your questions and share their knowledge about the brain and specific neurological disorders. They will not be able to provide individual advice on your personal condition, as they will not know you as your doctor would.  

Is this event good for all ages?
YES! The Brain Health Fair is an exciting, educational event for the whole family; no one is too old or too young to learn something fascinating about the brain.

Is the Brain Health Fair a wheelchair/handicap accessible event?
Yes. The Brain Health Fair can be navigated via wheelchair, and we welcome attendees of all abilities. The Boston Convention and Exhibition Center also has handicap accessible restrooms, entrances, and exits.

2018 Brain Health Fair Event Program

The Brain Health Fair program is designed and executed by neurologists, with local and national experts on hand to answer your questions.

“This really was a once in a lifetime event for my family. I never thought I'd hold a human brain! The access to impressive neurologists and scientists was so impressive. Thank you for this opportunity!”
—2017 Boston, MA, Brain Health Fair Attendee

Brain Health Keynote Address

Hear from the best and brightest in neurology, bringing attendees up-to-speed on the latest discoveries and new directions in neurologic medicine relevant to patient outcomes.

Discovery Zone and Exhibit Hall

Patients, caregivers, and families can learn about new tools, observe medical equipment in action, and gain awareness of the benefits of nutrition and emotional health. Patient groups will present helpful resources and provide health screenings. Attendees will learn about the brain, how it works, the field of neurology, and what a neurologist does. Local students will be on site to present their Brain Health Fair science projects on the brain, spinal cord, nerve, and muscle.

Presentation Stages

Visit the Presentation Stages for a variety of demonstrations throughout the day. 2018 Schedule coming soon! View the 2017 Schedule coming soon!

Student Programming

Bring your students and be part of this exciting one-day-only event offering fun, hands-on activities supporting next-generation science standards and educating students on the wonders of the brain.

Learn more about our student activities

2018 Neuro Film Festival

Neuroscience is the study of the brain and nervous system?and we want students ages 13-17 to tell us why they think it's cool. Grab a phone and make a short video for the chance to win $1,000 and have your video shown at the Brain Health Fair! To learn more, visit
Video submission deadline is March 2, 2018.

2018 Brain Health Fair Exhibitors

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Brain Health Fair Event Bag Sponsorship (Exclusive)

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Awards and Recognition

In 2016, the Brain Health Fair is proud to have received two of the association industry’s highest honors:

2016 PCMA Foundation Community Advocate Award honors a Professional Convention Management Association member who has developed and managed a unique and impactful program benefiting the community in which their meeting was held. The Brain Health Fair is held during the American Academy of Neurology’s Annual Meeting, which brings over 12,000 neurologists and health care professionals into a participating city.

2016 American Society of Association Executives Power of A Silver Award is given to associations who successfully leverage their unique resources to solve problems, advance industry/professional performance, kick start innovation, and have positive impact in the community.

Brain Health Fair Notice and Conditions

The activities conducted, and content distributed at the American Academy of Neurology's (AAN) Brain Health Fair, are for educational purposes only and do not constitute or substitute professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.

The AAN does not recommend or endorse any specific physicians, products, procedures, opinions, or other information that may be mentioned at the Brain Health Fair. Reliance on any information provided is solely at attendee's own risk.

The AAN is not liable to any attendee or anyone else for any decision made or action taken by based on reliance upon the information provided at the Brain Health Fair. Attendee assumes any and all liability associated with attendance/participation at the Brain Health Fair. The AAN is not liable for any claims whatsoever for personal injury, illness, death, or damages of any kind as a result of or caused by attendance/participation at the Brain Health Fair.

Attendance/participation is voluntary. All portions of the Brain Health Fair may be photographed, videotaped and/or recorded for future rebroadcast, distribution, promotion, or other commercial purposes. By attending the Brain Health Fair, you are consenting to be recorded, photographed, and/or videotaped without payment or remuneration of any kind. Any recording, photographs or videos of any nature are the sole property of the AAN.

Child Supervision

Children must be escorted and supervised by an adult at all times. Child supervision is not provided at the AAN's Brain Health Fair.

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