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Free Brain Health Fair Coming to Los Angeles for First Time

Mar 6, 2018

One-day-only Event for the Entire Family

What: 2018 Brain Health Fair (Presented by the American Academy of Neurology)
When: Friday, April 20, 2018, 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Where: Los Angeles Convention Center
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LOS ANGELES – Are you interested in learning about brain health? People of all ages are sure to discover something new at the Brain Health Fair, presented by the American Academy of Neurology. This free, one-day-only event includes fun, hands-on activities, and connects the public with some of the best and brightest neurologists in the world to learn the latest advances in the treatment of neurologic disorders.

The Brain Health Fair is open to all Los Angeles area neurology patients, caregivers, families, students and anyone interested in brain health. Diseases that will be covered at the event include multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, stroke, movement disorders, neuromuscular disease, headache, concussion, traumatic brain injury, pediatric neurology and others.

Activities of special interest for patients and caregivers:

  • “Ask a Neurologist” booth—speak to expert neurologists
  • Learn about the latest treatments and research advances
  • Get prevention and healthy lifestyle tips
  • Speak with local support groups
  • Access free resources in English and Spanish
  • Discover home modification resources
  • See presentation on fall prevention
  • Measure your gait—see how gait changes in different neurologic disorders
  • Relax with chair yoga

Other activities:

  • View an actual human brain
  • See your own brain through imaging
  • Journey through an inflatable, interactive 20-foot brain
  • Create brain-inspired arts and crafts
  • Meet trained local service dogs
  • Tour the UCLA mobile stroke unit
  • Pick up a free bike helmet (supplies limited)

“There have been amazing advances in brain research and treatments over the past year, making it an exciting time in brain health,” said Rujuta Bhatt Wilson, MD, at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and member of the American Academy of Neurology. “This is an incredible opportunity for Los Angeles residents to learn from some of the best and brightest neurologists in the world who will share the latest advances in the prevention and treatment of neurologic disorders, as well as for students to learn more about the brain through educational and interactive activities.”

“We are thrilled to be hosting the 70th American Academy of Neurology’s Annual Meeting and the opportunities that its Brain Health Fair provides to the community,” said Brad Gessner, Senior Vice President and General Manager at the Los Angeles Convention Center. “We encourage locals to attend to educate themselves, friends and family about brain health.”

The Brain Health Fair is presented by the American Academy of Neurology, which will bring an estimated 13,000 neurologists and health care professionals to Los Angeles, April 21-27 for its 70th Annual Meeting, the world’s largest gathering of neurologists.

About the American Academy of Neurology
The American Academy of Neurology is the world’s largest association of neurologists and neuroscience professionals, with 34,000 members. The AAN is dedicated to promoting the highest quality patient-centered neurologic care. A neurologist is a doctor with specialized training in diagnosing, treating and managing disorders of the brain and nervous system such as Alzheimer’s disease, stroke, migraine, multiple sclerosis, concussion, Parkinson’s disease and epilepsy.

For more information about the American Academy of Neurology, visit http://www.aan.com or find us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn and YouTube.

About the Los Angeles Convention Center
The Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC) is renowned internationally as a prime site for conventions, trade shows and exhibitions. Owned by the City of Los Angeles and professionally managed by AEG Facilities, the LACC attracts over 2.5 million visitors annually. The facility is an integral economic component to the Southern California area, generating economic benefits through attendee direct and indirect spending and sustaining over 12,500 local jobs. The LACC also remains an enduring symbol of environmental sustainability and social responsibility, and is proud to be a LEED® Gold certified facility; the venue was recertified on the Gold level in 2015 making the LACC the first convention center of its size in the U.S. to receive LEED® EB:O+M Gold recertification. For more information, please visit lacclink.com.