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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


Cure One, Cure Many: Connections Between Diseases
with Dr. Frances Jensen

Wednesday, July 20   8:00pm Eastern

There are connections between all brain diseases and if we can cure one, we can cure many. Learn more about these connections — including but not limited to the connection between neuroinflammation (swelling of the nervous tissue) and neurodegeneration (deterioration of the nervous tissue) — with Dr. Frances Jensen, Professor and Chair of the Department of Neurology at the Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania.


Deep Brain Stimulation
with Dr. Robert S. Fisher

Monday, August 29   8:00pm Eastern

Deep Brain Stimulation may be the future of brain disease treatment and brain disease prevention. Learn more about this cutting edge treatment, what the benefits are from brain stimulation, and what specific conditions it can help from Dr. Robert Fisher, professor and Director of the Stanford Epilepsy Center.


Meet the Researchers Funded by the American Brain Foundation

Tuesday, September 13   8:00pm Eastern

Congratulations to our 2022 recipients! Their research towards ALS, epilepsy, FTD, muscular dystrophy, myasthenia gravis, and more is made possible by the American Brain Foundation and its extraordinary donors, is vital to finding better treatments, prevention and cures of tomorrow, and supports our belief that when we cure one brain disease, we will cure many.

Registration opens soon.

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

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.


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View Past Events on YouTube

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

Previous Events



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


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