The American Academy of Neurology (AAN) Foundation has announced that it will host a Free Brain Health Fair on April 21, 2012 in New Orleans. The event, which is open to the public, “is a free, daylong family event connecting thousands of patients, families, and caregivers affected by a neurologic disorder with important resources to win the battle against brain disease,” according to the AAN.
Free classes, information and resources will be provided about:
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Multiple sclerosis
- Parkinson’s disease
- Sleep disorders
- Traumatic brain injury/sports concussion; and
- Other brain disease
The Brain Health Fair corresponds with the opening day of the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Neurology, which is expected to be attended by more than 10,000 healthcare professionals, in New Orleans on April 21-28.
Here are details about the Free Brain Health Fair provided by American Academy of Neurology:
“WHAT: Brain Health Fair
WHERE: New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center (MCCNO), Exhibit Hall B
WHEN: Saturday, April 21, 2012; 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
HOW: FREE Registration Now Open at http://www.BrainHealthFair.com
DETAILS: On Saturday, April 21, the American Academy of Neurology Foundation will host the Brain Health Fair, a free, day-long family event connecting patients, families and caregivers affected by a neurologic disorder with important resources to battle brain disease. Free registration is now open for everyone at BrainHealthFair.com. This event is scheduled for the opening day of the 64th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Neurology, which will bring more than 10,000 healthcare professionals to New Orleans April 21-28.
Attendees of the Brain Health Fair will have the opportunity to learn from more than 30 exhibitors and neurologists from around the world about the latest research advances in Alzheimer’s disease, autism, brain injuries, epilepsy, headaches, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, stroke and other types of brain disease. The exhibitors will offer tips on topics such as how to prevent diabetes and stroke, how to spot a concussion, support groups, activities for kids and teens and free giveaways and resources.”
Following is further information about the Free Brain Health Fair posted on the American Academy of Neurology’s website at: www.BrainHealthFair.com.
The event is sponsored by Genzyme® Corporation, a Sanofi company, Neurology Now® magazine, PSAV® Presentation Services, Peoples Health, Teva Neuroscience, Inc. and in-kind donations from Dance for Parkinson’s Disease, the Centers for Disease Control and the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.
The American Academy of Neurology is a nonprofit association of more than 25,000 neurologists and neuroscience professionals. Its stated mission is “promoting the highest quality patient-centered neurologic care.”
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