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American Brain Foundation Events

The American Brain Foundation is proud to offer a wide range of events on topics across the spectrum of the human brain, including in-depth discussions with neurology experts. See below for upcoming live events and recordings of past events.

2022 Virtual Events

Managing Parkinson’s Disease and Multiple Sclerosis
with Dr. Lisa Shulman and Dr. Ellen Mowry

Monday, October 10   8:00pm Eastern

Managing Multiple Sclerosis (MS) & Parkinson’s Disease can be challenging and may be unique for each patient. While it is challenging to manage brain disease, there are ways through diet, exercise, and other lifestyle factors that can help improve a patient’s quality of life. Learn more about the new ways to manage brain diseases like Parkinson’s and MS with Dr. Lisa Shulman, Director of the University of Maryland Movement Disorders Center and Dr. Ellen Mowry, Director of Multiple Sclerosis Experimental Therapeutics Program at John Hopkins Medicine.


Navigating Migraine: Treatment and Research
with Dr. David Dodick and Dr. Faisal Mohammad Amin

Monday, November 14   8:00pm Eastern

Migraine is the third most common disease in the world and 12% of the global population is affected. Dr. David Dodick, from the Mayo Clinic and the current Chair of the American Brain Foundation, will discuss how to effectively manage migraine, including the wide range of acute and preventive treatment options. In addition, former ABF grant recipient and current Senior Consultant at the Danish Headache Center Dr. Faisal Mohammad Amin will review his ongoing critical research in both migraine and headache.


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



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].