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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


Acute Stroke Treatment and Mobile Stroke Units
December 16, 2021    8:00pm Eastern

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



2022 events coming soon! For more information or questions about our upcoming events, please contact

View Past Events on YouTube

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

Previous Events


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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