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
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Join us for this FREE one-time-only event connecting hundreds of neurology patients, families, and caregivers affected by a brain disease, as well as students interested in brain science and the general public.
The 2017 Brain Health Fair is designed and executed by neurologists, with local and national experts, who are on hand to answer questions about the wonders of the brain. Find out about the latest research advances in multiple sclerosis, memory disorders, epilepsy, stroke, 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 30,000 members.
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- School Opportunities
- Exhibits and Sponsorships
- Awards and Recognition
- View Brain Health Fair Photo Gallery
- Contact Us
Attendees will have 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 will learn 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:
- “Ask a Neurologist” booths--talk to top neurologists
- Learn about the latest treatments and research advances
- Get prevention and healthy lifestyle tips
- Walk through an inflatable, interactive brain
- Hold an actual human brain
- View animal brains--from mouse to dolphin
- Create brain-inspired arts and crafts
- Participate in active games in the sports pavilion
- Learn how nerves govern your senses at the cranial nerve stations
- View the work of local student scientists at the Science Fair
- Pick up a free bike helmet at the helmet giveaway
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.
Details for the 2017 Brain Health Fair event program are coming soon!
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.
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!
2017 Brain Health Fair Exhibitors
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Brain Health Fair Event Bag Sponsorship (Exclusive)
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.
Children must be escorted and supervised by an adult at all times. Child supervision is not provided at the AAN's Brain Health Fair.