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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.

2021 Virtual Events


Concussion in Sport: Making an Impact

August 19, 2021    7pm Central

What is being done to reduce and treat concussion in sports? Leaders from the NCAA and NFL Players Association will discuss policy and research strategies that are having an impact.

Featuring David Dodick, MD, FAAN, Mayo Clinic; American Brain Foundation Board Chair; and Sean Sansiveri, NFL Players Association; American Brain Foundation Board Member

Registration opens August 5

 

Cure One, Cure Many: The Case of Spinal Muscular Atrophy 
September 27, 2021    7:00pm Central

Research has uncovered a one-time treatment for children with spinal muscular atrophy–a cure for what is otherwise a fatal disease. Now scientists are building on this treatment to develop similar therapies for patients with muscular dystrophy. Hear how curing one brain disease can lead to curing others.

Featuring Jerry Mendell, MD, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, and Robert Griggs, MD, FAAN, University of Rochester; American Brain Foundation Board Member and Research Advisory Committee Chair

Registration opens September 13

 

Research in Parkinson’s Disease: What’s Giving Us Hope?
October 27, 2021    7:00pm Central

Approximately 60,000 Americans are diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease each year, and 10 million people around the world are living with it. Hear from a top expert on the research advances and challenges with this disease.

Featuring Matthew Stern, MD, University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine

Registration opens October 13

 

Research in Multiple Sclerosis: What’s Giving Us Hope?
November 16, 2021    7:00pm Central

Twenty years ago there were few if any effective MS drugs. Now we have a revolution in treatment: 6 oral medications and 12 injected medications that really work against MS. But this is not to say that MS is conquered. Hear about the research needed to make this a disease of the past.

Featuring Raymond Roos, MD, University of Chicago School of Medicine; American Brain Foundation Research Advisory Committee Member

Registration opens November 2

 

Acute Stroke Treatment and Mobile Stroke Units
December 16, 2021    7:00pm Central

New therapies for acute stroke have emerged from research. Now one of the biggest challenges is the delivery of appropriate therapies in time to make a difference. Hear how Memorial Hermann Hospital’s Mobile Stroke Unit has sped up stroke response and care.

Featuring Jim Grotta, MD, FAAN, Memorial Hermann Texas Medical Center; American Brain Foundation Board Member

Registration opens December 2

 

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

 

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].