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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

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, 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
  • 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 have to register in order to attend the Brain Health Fair?
Online registration is not required in order 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 own 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, so bring the whole family.

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.

2016 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. The 2017 Brain Health Fair event program is 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. 

Education Zone Presentation Stage:
Multiple Sclerosis
10:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Aaron E. Miller, MD, FAAN New York, NY

11:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Pierre Fayad, MD, FAHA, FAAN Omaha, NE

1:30 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
Haakon B. Nygaard, MD, PhD Vancouver, BC

Parkinson?s Disease
2:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
Oksana Suchowersky MD, FAAN Edmonton, AB

Discovery Zone Presentation Stage:
Blow Your Mind
10:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Stephan Adamus, Science World

This Is Why You Can?t Multitask
11:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Claudia Krebs, PhD

The Key Skills You Need to Manage Your Neurologic Condition
11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Lisa Shulman, MD, FAAN

Cafe Panel Talks on Concussion
1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.

Chalk Talks
2:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Claudia Krebs, PhD

Blow your Mind
3:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
Stephan Adamus, Science World

Science Fair

The Brain Health Fair is seeking local Vancouver, BC, Canada, students to showcase their individual projects on brain, spinal cord, nerve or muscle science.
Project submission deadline has passed. Student Science Fair projects will be presented at the Brain Health Fair.

Download the Application

View more information about the Science Fair.

"Students had a great time exhibiting their projects and were excited to communicate their research to others interested in brain health!"—2015 Brain Health Fair Science Fair Participant's Teacher

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!

Learn more and sign up your school.

Neuroscience Is...TM Cool Video Contest

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 $300 and see your video shown at the Brain Health Fair!
Video submission deadline has passed. Winners will be announced at the Brain Health Fair.

Learn more and submit a video

2016 Brain Health Fair Exhibitors

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Secure booth and sponsorship space

2016 Brain Health Fair Sponsors





Neurology Now



Small Donations

Merz Neurosciences
Novartis Pharmaceuticals

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 purpose. By attending the Brain Health Fair you are consenting to being 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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