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Thank you for attending the 2018 Brain Health Fair!

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The Brain Health Fair is a free one-day-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 will learn about the latest research advances in multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, stroke, Alzheimer's disease, dementia, movement disorders, neuromuscular disease, headache, concussion, traumatic brain injury, pediatric 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 34,000 members.

The 2018 Brain Health Fair took place Friday, April 20 in Los Angeles, CA. Thank you for making this day so successful!

We're looking forward to the 2019 Brain Health Fair in Philadelphia, PA!


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 learn about new tools, observe medical equipment in action, gain awareness of the benefits of nutrition and emotional health, and join in fun and informative activities.

  • Ask questions at the "Ask a Neurologist" booths
  • Learn about the latest treatments and research advances
  • View an actual human brain
  • See your brain through imaging
  • Journey through an inflatable, interactive 20-foot brain
  • Get prevention and healthy lifestyle tips
  • Meet and speak with support groups
  • Test your brain with optical illusions
  • Measure your gait—see how gait changes in different neurologic disorders
  • Experience a neuro exam
  • Presentation on fall prevention
  • Create brain-inspired arts and crafts
  • Explore the latest technologies and home modifications for people living with brain disease
  • Relax with chair yoga
  • Meet trained local service dogs—and see them in action
  • Brain healthy snack demos
  • Pick up a free bike helmet (supplies limited)
  • Free resources and copies of Neurology Now® patient and caregiver magazine
  • En Español: Speak to neurologists, enjoy presentations, grab free resources, giveaways
  • NEW! Tour the UCLA Mobile Stroke Unit
  • NEW! Free Brain-Healthy Food Demonstration by Taste of LA

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. Attendees will learn about the brain, how it works, the field of neurology, and what a neurologist does.

“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

Free Brain-Healthy Food Demonstration 11:00 a.m.—11:30 a.m.
Chef Andre Lane with Levy – Taste of LA
Menu: Wild Salmon with broccoli "rice", turmeric buttered kale and sweet potato, coconut and beet root coulis

Brain Health Fair Keynote Lecture 12:00 a.m.—1:30 p.m.
Attendees will hear from the best and brightest in neurology, bringing them up-to-speed on the latest discoveries and new directions in neurologic medicine relevant to patient outcomes.

  • Master of Ceremonies: Ralph L. Sacco, MD, MS, FAHA, FAAN
    President, American Academy of Neurology Executive Director, Evelyn McKnight Brain Institute Olemberg Family Chair in Neurological Disorders; Executive Director Evelyn McKnight Brain Institute; Chief of Neurology Jackson Memorial Hospital; Senior Associate Dean for Clinical and Translational Science, University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine
  • John C. Mazziotta, MD, PhD, FAAN
    Vice Chancellor of UCLA Health Sciences
    CEO UCLA Health
    Presentation: The Normal Human Brain and Disorders Which Affect it - Seen Through Imaging
  • Linda M. Selwa, MD, FAAN
    Associate Chair for Clinical Activities and Professor, Department of Neurology, University of Michigan
    Michigan Medicine Neurology Clinic
    Presentation: Neurologists Planning Tomorrow's Treatments

Home of the Future
This area will showcase home modifications, resources, technology, and presentations geared towards individuals living with neurologic disease and their family and caregivers. Attendees will learn how patients and caregivers can make the home a successful and safe place. The Home of the Future exhibit will also include local vendors and experts displaying technology and products that are accessible to individuals living with neurologic disease.

Presentation Stages
Visit the Presentation Stages for a variety of 30-minute presentations and demonstrations throughout the day. A 15-30-minute question and answer session will follow each presentation.

Topics will include:

  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Stroke
  • Alzheimer's disease and dementia
  • Concussion
  • Epilepsy
  • Pain and headache
  • Neuromuscular—including ALS
  • Parkinson's disease and movement disorders
  • NEW! Neurogenetic conditions
  • NEW! Neuro-oncology

View the 2018 Brain Health Fair presentation schedule

Ask a Neurologist! Stations
Disease specific expert neurologists to be available in this area for Q & A allowing attendees to speak with a neurologist in an informal setting. Spanish and English-speaking experts will be available.

  • Topics include multiple sclerosis, stroke, Alzheimer's disease and dementia, concussion, Parkinson's disease and movement disorders, epilepsy, pain and headache, pediatric neurology, neuro-oncology, and neurogenetic conditions

Expanded Spanish Program
Spanish language resources and presentations will be offered in the Spanish-language area of the Brain Health Fair on a dedicated Spanish-language presentation stage. In addition, the Ask an Neurologist area will include conversation pods staffed by both English-speaking and Spanish-speaking neurologists ready to answer YOUR questions about stroke, Alzheimer's disease and dementia, concussion, Parkinson's disease and movement disorders, epilepsy, pain and headache, pediatric neurology, neuro-oncology, neurogenetic conditions, and more. Materials for children will also be provided in Spanish.

Student Programming
Bring your students and be part of this exciting event offering fun, hands-on activities supporting next-generation science standards and educating students on the wonders of the brain. The school that arrives and checks in with the most students will receive $1,000 towards its science program, courtesy of the American Academy of Neurology.

Students won't want to miss:

  • View an actual human brain
  • See your own brain through imaging
  • Journey through an inflatable, interactive 20-foot brain
  • Neuro exams, brain imaging and fun brain crafts
  • Experience how gait changes in different neurologic disorders—and measure your own
  • Pet trained service dogs
  • Test your brain with optical illusions
  • MRI/CAT/DTI imaging stations
  • And much more!

Learn more about our student activities

Student Scholarship Program (By Invitation Only)
This program allows a pre-selected group of High School students the opportunity to learn about the field of neurology and the brain from experts in the field. Lunch will be provided during the keynote lecture to the students in the scholarship program along with transportation, as needed. Each recipient will receive a Certificate of Attendance, a workbook to document what they learned in each station, and special giveaways for each student. This scholarship program will begin at 9:00 a.m. and conclude at 3:30 p.m.

2018 Neuro Film Festival
The Neuro Film Festival is an online video contest that encourages people to share their story about how brain disease has impacted their life, or why they are fascinated by the wonders of the brain. Visit to view this year's entries!

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 updated 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 Los Angeles Convention Center also has handicap accessible restrooms, entrances, and exits.

2018 Brain Health Fair Exhibitors

Secure booth and sponsorship space for the 2018 Brain Health Fair.

If you have any questions, please contact

Secure booth and sponsorship space for 2018.




Greenwich Biosciences


Levy Conference Centers

Sanofi Genzyme

Los Angeles Convention Center


Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma America

EMD Serono


PSAV Presentation Services


Supernus Pharmaceuticals

US Worldmeds

Awards and Recognition

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 13,000 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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