Gatherings, Salons, and Galas

American Brain Foundation Events

Join us for in-depth discussions with neurology experts and learn about what the research shows about various topics across the human brain. See below for upcoming live events and recordings of past events.



Seizures: What You Need to Know
with Alyx Porter, MD and Gregory Cascino, MD
Monday, February 26  –  8:00pm Eastern  –  Online

Join us for a panel discussion with Mayo Clinic neurologists Alyx Porter, MD, a neuro-oncology specialist, and Gregory Cascino, MD, an expert in drug-resistant epilepsy, hosted by Jacqueline French, MD, professor at NYU Langone School of Medicine. Gain insights into epilepsy care and seizure management, and participate in a Q&A session. Don’t miss this informative session on understanding epilepsy and seizures.

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Neurological Healthcare Disparities
with Bruce Ovbiagele, MD, MSc, FAAN
Monday, March 25  –  8:00pm Eastern  –  Online

Register today for an insightful conversation with the recipient of the American Brain Foundation’s 2024 Scientific Breakthrough Award, Bruce Ovbiagele, MD, MSc, FAAN, professor of neurology and associate dean at UCSF.

Dr. Ovbiagele’s groundbreaking research focuses on improving stroke outcomes for underserved populations in the United States and globally. Join Dr. Ovbiagele and host Charles Flippen II, MD, FAAN, professor of neurology at UCLA, to explore efforts to address neurological healthcare disparities and work towards equity in neurological care.

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Commitment to Cures 2024
Saturday, April 13    6:30pm Mountain    Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center

Join us in Denver on Saturday, April 13, 2024 for the Annual Commitment to Cures Gala, an inspiring evening that celebrates and supports brain disease research. The event will be hosted by Kristen Aguirre, a journalist, speaker, disability advocate and young stroke survivor.

Learn about recent breakthroughs in brain disease research and hear extraordinary stories of hope from people impacted by brain disease.

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For more information or questions about our upcoming events, please contact
[email protected].

View Past Events on YouTube

Our YouTube channel has recordings of some of our past virtual events.

Previous Events


Research in ALS: What’s Giving Us Hope 
with Merit Cudkowicz, MD, MSc


Equity in Global Brain Health 
with Bruce Miller, MD, FAAN

Post-Concussion Tips and Steps in Preventing Brain Trauma
with David Dodick, MD, FAAN and John Leddy, MD, FACSM, FACP

Wearable Technology for Brain Diseases
with David Eagleman, PhD and Gregory Krauss, MD

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Autism Research
with Audrey Brumback, MD, PhD

Controversies in Dementia Research 
with Ronald Petersen, MD, PhD

Environmental Toxins and Brain Disease 
with David Dodick, MD, FAAN and Ray Dorsey, MD

Cross-Cutting Therapies in Brain Disease: Gene Therapy
with Timothy Miller, MD, PhD

Meet The Researchers
with the 2023 class of American Brain Foundation Next Generation Research Grant recipients

Cross-Cutting Therapies in Brain Disease: Stem Cells
with David Dodick, MD, FAAN, Donna Chang, and Paul George, MD

Cross-Cutting Therapies in Brain Disease: Focused Ultrasound
with David Dodick, MD, FAAN, Andrei Alexandrov, MD, and Neal Kassell, MD


Navigating Migraine: Treatment and Research
with David Dodick, MD, FAAN and Faisal Mohammad Amin, MD, PhD

Managing Parkinson’s Disease and Multiple Sclerosis
with Lisa Shulman, MD and Ellen Mowry, MD

Meet The Researchers
with the 2022 class of American Brain Foundation Next Generation Research Grant recipients

Deep Brain Stimulation
with Robert Fisher, MD, PhD

Cure One, Cure Many: Connections Between Brain Diseases
with Frances Jensen, MD, FACP, FAAN

Understanding Caregiving & How to Support Caregivers
with Hilarity for Charity Executive Director Bonnie Wattles and author/caregiver advocate Dan Gasby

Receiving A Brain Disease Diagnosis
with Vice Board Chair Ben LeNail and motivational speaker, Justine Fedak

Know the Signs and Symptoms of Brain Disease
with James C. Stevens, MD, FAAN

2022 Cure One, Cure Many Award Event
with Owen A. Ross, PhD, Pamela J. McLean, PhD, and Bradley F. Boeve, MD from Mayo Clinic

Why Sleep is Important for Brain Health
with Phyllis C. Zee, MD, PhD



Research in Multiple Sclerosis: What’s Giving Us Hope?
with Raymond Roos, MD, FAAN

Research in Parkinson’s Disease: What’s Giving Us Hope?
with Matthew Stern, MD

Cure One, Cure Many: The Case of Spinal Muscular Atrophy
with Jerry Mendell, MD; Robert Griggs, MD, FAAN; and Don Wood, PhD

Meet the Researchers
with the 2021 class of American Brain Foundation Next Generation Research Grant recipients

Concussion in Sport
with David W. Dodick, MD, FAAN and Sean Sansiveri

Humanism in Neurology
with John Quinlan, MD

Healing the Brain After Loss
with Lisa Shulman, MD

Research in Autism: What’s Giving us Hope?
with Shafali Jeste, MD, FAAN

Research in Dementia: New Frontiers
with John C. Morris, MD

Commitment to Cures 2021

Research in Epilepsy: What’s Giving Us Hope?
with Jacqueline French, MD, FAAN

Financial and Estate Planning 101
with Martin Shenkman, CPA, MBA, PFS, AEP, JD

This Hits Home: A Conversation about TBI and Domestic Violence
with Eve Valera, PhD; filmmaker Sydney Scotia; and domestic violence survivor Elizabeth Vera



Lifestyle and Brain Health
with Orly Avitzur, MD, FAAN

Robin’s Wish: A Conversation About Lewy Body Dementia
with Susan Schneider Williams and Melissa Armstrong, MD, MSc, FAAN

Robin’s Wish: A Behind-the-Scenes Look
with Susan Schneider Williams and film director Tylor Norwood

Current Trends in Alzheimer’s Research: What’s Giving Us Hope
with Ronald Peterson, PhD, MD, FAAN

Commitment to Cures 2020


For more information or questions about our past events, please contact [email protected].

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