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Thank you to all who joined us on April 15, 2016, for the 2016 Brain Health Fair in Vancouver, BC! Watch the 2016 Brain Health Fair highlights video!

Please stay tuned for information on the 2017 Brain Health Fair to be held in Boston, MA, in April 2017.

The 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 and the latest research advances in multiple sclerosis, dementia, epilepsy, stroke, Parkinson's disease, movement disorders, headache, pediatric neurology, and other brain diseases.

Attendees in Vancouver had the opportunity 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 learned about new tools, observed medical equipment in action, gained awareness of the benefits of nutrition and emotional health, and participate 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
  • See the winning videos from the Neuroscience IsTM...Cool Video Contest
  • Explore Body Works Exhibits and Blow Your Mind Demonstrations by Science World

As part of the Brain Health Fair's keynote address, the AAN acknowledged "Brain Health Awareness Day" in the City of Vancouver as declared by Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson.

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 about 12,000 neurologists and health care professionals into a participating city.

View the Brain Health Fair press release.

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.

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


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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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