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2015 Brain Health Fair

FREE event for patients, caregivers, and anyone interested in brain health.

Saturday, April 18, 2015
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET (registration opens at 9:30 a.m.)
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Ballroom ABC (located on the third floor of the convention center)

FREE lunch to the first 1,000 registrants!


The Brain Health Fair is a FREE, daylong 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 interested in brain health.

Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about the wonders of the brain and hear from some of the best and brightest neurologists in the world about the latest research advances in multiple sclerosis, headache, Alzheimer’s disease, epilepsy, stroke, Parkinson’s disease, traumatic brain injury, dementia, neuromuscular disorders, pediatric neurology, and other brain diseases.

Attendees will be able to attend small presentations from neurologists, an exhibit hall, activities for kids and teens, science fair, giveaways, support patient groups, and more. 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. The Brain Health Fair will feature the following fun and informative areas:

  • “Ask a Neurologist” booth
  • Blood pressure screenings
  • Opportunity to hold a human brain
  • Chance to view animal brain-from mouse to dolphin
  • Cranial nerve stations-learn about the nerves that govern your senses
  • Prevention and healthy lifestyle tips
  • Live demonstrations and performances
  • Build a neuron craft
  • Swim cap brain art
  • Meet epilepsy detection dogs
  • Interactive walk-through brain
  • Science fair
  • Active games in the sports pavilion
  • Free bike helmet giveaway

Presented by the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) - the world’s largest association of neurologists. Each year the Brain Health Fair is scheduled during the opening day of the AAN’s Annual Meeting, which brings over 12,000 neurologists and health care professionals into a participating U.S. city.

2015 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.

Advances in Neurology—Keynote Presentation
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

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.
*Lunch provided to the first 1,000 registrants during the Keynote Presentation between 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Discovery Zone and Exhibit Hall
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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 Stage
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Visit the Presentation Stage for a variety of demonstrations throughout the day.

  • Stroke: Pierre Fayad, MD, FAHA, FAAN
  • Dementia: Rachelle S. Doody, MD, PhD, FAAN
  • Parkinson’s Disease: Lisa M. Shulman, MD, FAAN

Science Fair
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Local Washington, DC students are encouraged to submit their brain, spinal cord, nerves or muscles science project to the Brain Health Fair’s Science Fair. The application deadline has passed. Projects will need to be completed by April 18, 2015. For more information email
Download the Science Fair Submission Form.

School Scholarship Competition
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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!
Download the Brain Health Fair Scholarship Brochure.

2015 Brain Health Fair Exhibitors

If you have any questions, please contact

  • Alzheimer's Foundation of America
  • American Brain Coalition
  • American Brain Foundation
  • American Heart / American Stroke Association
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • ASET-The Neurodiagnostic Society
  • Autism Speaks
  • Benign Essential Blepharospasm Research Foundation, Inc.
  • Brainy Camps Association
  • Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center
  • Dementia Society of America
  • Dysautonomia International
  • Dystonia Medical Research Foundation
  • Epilepsy Foundation
  • Inova Health Systems
  • International Bipolar Foundation
  • International Essential Tremor Foundation (IETF)
  • Kennedy Krieger Institute
  • Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals (formerly Questcor)
  • Medtronic
  • MSA Coalition
  • National Ataxia Foundation
  • National Headache Foundation
  • National Institue of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
  • National Parkinson Foundation
  • National Spasmodic Dysphonia Association
  • National Spasmodic Torticollis Association
  • Natus Neurology Incorporated
  • Neurology Now / AAN
  • Parkinson Foundation of the National Capital Area
  • Parkinson's Action Network
  • Parkinson's Disease Foundation, Inc.
  • Philadelphia Chapter Society for Neuroscience / The Brain Guys
  • Seabury Resources for Aging
  • Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
  • Supernus Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • The ALS Association - DC/MD/VA Chapter
  • The Bee Foundation: Brain Aneurysm Research & Awareness
  • The George Washington University Hospital
  • The Huntington's Disease Youth Organization HDYO
  • Tuit Nutrition, LLC
  • Upsher-Smith Laboratories, Inc.
  • Well Spouse Association


2015 Brain Health Fair Sponsors

Bring your organization to the Brain Health Fair as a sponsor or exhibitor to take advantage of this rare opportunity to connect with the greater neurologic community of patients, caregivers, and the public.

Platinum Event Sponsor


Gold Event Sponsor

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Teva CNS

Silver Event Sponsor

In-kind Donations


AmeriBrain by Interactive Exhibits

George Washington University

2015 Brain Health Fair Exhibits and Sponsorship Opportunities


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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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