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Thank You!

Thank to everyone who attended the 2017 Brain Health Fair in Boston on April 21, 2017. We hope you enjoyed the day, learned new information, received free resources, and met people within your community.

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.

The Brain Health Fair's next stop will be Los Angeles, CA, in April 2018! Stay tuned for more details.

Attendees had the opportunity to attend and participate in small presentations from neurologists, an exhibit hall, activities for kids and teens, a science fair, giveaways, support patient groups, and more.

Patients, caregivers, and families heard presentations from well-known activists, world-renown 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:

  • Maria Shriver, journalist, activist, author, former First Lady of California, and the founder of the Women's Alzheimer's Movement spoke about her journey to becoming one of the nation's leading Alzheimer's advocates and her initiative, Move for Minds, which raises money for women-based research into Alzheimer's.
  • “Ask a Neurologist” booths--talk to top neurologists
  • The latest treatments and research advances
  • Prevention and healthy lifestyle tips
  • 20-foot inflatable, interactive walk-through brain
  • Hold an actual human brain
  • View animal brains--from mouse to dolphin
  • Visit with trained mobility service dogs
  • Brain-inspired crafts
  • Cranial nerve stations-learn how to govern your senses
  • Free bike helmet giveaway while supplies last
  • Free copies of Neurology Now® magazine in English and Spanish
  • Special Spanish presentation on "The Challenge of Alzheimer's Disease in the 21st Century/ El Desafío de la Enfermedad de Alzheimer en el Siglo XXI"
  • Care Resource Lounge - Free information and resources for caregivers
  • Build your own healthy snack during Levy Restaurant's Executive Chef Demonstration
  • And more!

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.

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.

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. View the 2017 Presentation Schedule!

Student Science Fair

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

“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!”
—2016 Vancouver, BC, Canada, Brain Health Fair 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 about the school competition is coming soon.

Learn more and sign up your school.

2017 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 10, 2017.

2017 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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