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.

Post-Concussion Tips and Steps in Preventing Brain Trauma
with David Dodick, MD, FAAN and John Leddy, MD
Wednesday, February 15    8:00pm Eastern    Online

Receiving a prompt diagnosis and medical care for mild traumatic brain injuries like concussions decreases the severity of symptoms and risk of lasting or permanent damage to the brain. Discover how you can monitor yourself and others for more serious, long-term effects of concussion with Dr. David Dodick, from the Mayo Clinic and the current Chair of the American Brain Foundation, and Dr. John Leddy, medical director of the University at Buffalo Concussion Management Clinic.


Wearable Technology for Brain Diseases
with David Eagleman, PhD
Wednesday, March 22    8:00pm Eastern    Online

Technological advances are helping broaden our understanding of brain diseases and disorders like Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and epilepsy. Join us for a discussion about recent advances in wearable technology for brain diseases with David Eagleman, PhD, adjunct professor at Stanford University and international bestselling author. Eagleman will discuss how innovative wearable technology, including a wrist-worn hearing aid device and more, can improve quality of life for people living with brain diseases and disorders.


Commitment to Cures
Wednesday, April 26    6:00pm Eastern    In-Person

Join us in Boston for the Annual Commitment to Cures Gala, an inspiring evening that celebrates and supports brain disease research. The gala will be hosted by Jim Cramer, host of CNBC’s Mad Money, and feature special guests, including musician Peter Frampton. Enjoy special entertainment, learn about new breakthroughs in brain research and hear extraordinary stories from those living with brain disease. More special guests will be announced soon!

Omni Boston Hotel at the Seaport, Boston, MA


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


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



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].