What a Night: Celebration for Research Was a Huge Success!

April 12, 2010

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By Robert C. Griggs, MD, FAAN
President, AAN

What a night...and what a great way to kick off the 62nd Annual Meeting! Turnout was great for the Celebration for Research and a very fun time was had by all. As always, Neurobowl was a big hit and former AAN President Tom Swift was the perfect returning host. The Main Stage saw big laughs with a hilarious performance by Toronto's very own The Second City comedy troupe, and Billy McLaughlin's impressive performance was made all the more remarkable with his inspiring back story of overcoming focal dystonia to go from a right-handed to left-handed performer.

The first-ever Neuro Film Festival was a huge hit and the "best of the fest" picks had everyone in the audience reaching for tissues. What an inspirational and moving addition to the Celebration for Research events—after all, stories like these are at the heart of what the Celebration for Research event is all about: raising money for research. And, of course, at the heart of what our work as neurology professionals is about: helping people with neurologic conditions.

Thanks to all who attended and all who helped make this night so much fun and so memorable.