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What: 2017 Brain Health Fair
When: Friday, April 21, 2017, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Where: Boston Convention and Exhibition Center

Sign-up details will be coming soon!

The Brain Health Fair is a unique, free, one-day-only event connecting hundreds of patients, caregivers, families, and kids who are affected by brain disease and who are interested in the wonders of the brain.

The best and brightest neurologists in the world partner with local and national experts to educate attendees about brain health, and provide the latest research advances in brain disease such as multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer's, dementia, epilepsy, stroke, Parkinson’s disease, movement disorders, headache, pediatric neurology, concussion, and others.

The Brain Health Fair is presented by the American Academy of Neurology, the world’s largest association of neurologists.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Things to do at Brain Health Fair?

  • “Ask a Neurologist” —chat one-on-one with some of the world’s top experts in diseases of the nervous system
  • Listen to presentations from expert neurologists and learn about brain disease and the research being done to prevent and find cures
  • Hold a human brain in your hand
  • See a variety of animal brains—from a mouse to a dolphin
  • View electrical patterns in your own brain using our EEG machines
  • View professional works of art illustrating neurological disease
  • Learn about the human senses at our 8 Cranial Nerve Stations
  • Grab a helmet at our Free Bike Helmet Giveaway (first come first served)
  • Take a journey through an interactive 20-ft tall inflatable brain
  • Get creative with crafts for kids and adults

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.

2017 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. Details for the 2017 Brain Health Fair Event Program are coming soon!

Brain Health Information 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 have the opportunity to participate in the Brain Health Fair science fair area.

Presentation Stages

Visit the Presentation Stage for a variety of demonstrations throughout the day. 2017 presentation schedule coming soon!

Science Fair

The Brain Health Fair is seeking Boston area students to showcase their individual projects on brain, spinal cord, nerve or muscle science. Apply today! Project submission deadline is February 24, 2017. Student Science Fair projects will be presented at the Brain Health Fair and there will be prizes awarded!

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“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 sceintists was so impressive. Thank you for this opportunity!”
—2016 Vancouver Brain Health Attendee

School Scholarship Competition

Your school could win $1,000 and a cool brain model to enhance its science program if you are one of the five most-represented schools at the Brain Health Fair. Gather your students and class mates and come to the event! More information coming soon.

Learn more and sign up your school.

NeuroFilm Festival

Neuroscience is the study of the brain and nervous system—and we want students ages 13-18 to tell us why they think it's cool. Grab a phone and make a short video for the chance to win a cash prize and see your video shown at the Brain Health Fair!
More information on how to enter coming soon!

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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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