FREE Brain Health Fair Coming to New Orleans Saturday, April 21!

WHAT: Brain Health Fair WHERE: New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center (MCCNO), Exhibit Hall B-1 WHEN: Saturday, April 21, 2012; 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. HOW: FREE Registration Now Open at
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April 17, 2012 - PRLog -- NEW ORLEANS – WHAT: Brain Health Fair WHERE: New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center (MCCNO), Exhibit Hall B-1 WHEN: Saturday, April 21, 2012; 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. HOW: FREE Registration Now Open at

DETAILS: On Saturday, April 21, the American Academy of Neurology Foundation will host the Brain Health Fair, a free, day-long family event connecting patients, families and caregivers affected by a neurologic disorder with important resources to battle brain disease. Free registration is now open for everyone at

This event is scheduled for the opening day of the 64th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Neurology, which will bring nearly 12,000 healthcare professionals to New Orleans April 21-28. The Brain Health Fair also coincides with the start of “Brain Health Awareness Week,” as declared by Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal.

As part of the keynote address, the Foundation will present Steve Gleason with a National Achievement Award for his extraordinary efforts in recruiting supporters and increasing awareness about ALS.

Attendees of the Brain Health Fair will have the opportunity to attend free classes taught by leading neurologists about the latest research advances in Alzheimer’s disease, autism, brain injuries, epilepsy, headaches, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, sleep disorders, stroke and other types of brain disease. More than 30 exhibitors will also offer tips on topics such as how to prevent diabetes and stroke, how to spot a concussion, support groups, activities ahtlr for kids and teens and free giveaways and resources.

List of exhibitors include: American Academy of Neurology (AAN), Advocacy Center, Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Allergan, Inc., AxelaCare Health Solutions, Benign Essential Blepharospasm Research Foundation, Inc., Brain Injury Association of Louisiana, Cadwell Laboratories, Inc., CareFusion, Critical Patient Care/Balanceback, Culicchia Neurological Clinic, Dance for PD, Division of Injury Response, Dystonia Medical Research Foundation, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Electrical Geodesics, Inc. (EGI), Epilepsy Foundation Louisiana, ForMemory, Inc., Building Hope in Early Onset Cognitive Challenges, Genentech, Genzyme – A Sanofi company, Glut1 Deficiency Foundation, International Essential Tremor Foundation (IETF), MedMerits, Inc., Mini Massages by Mary-Helen, Multiple Sclerosis Foundation, National Ataxia Foundation, National MS Society, Louisiana chapter, Office of Public Health, National Parkinson Foundation, National Spasmodic Torticollis Association, Neurology Now® magazine, Parkinson's Action Network, Parkinson's Disease Foundation, Pfizer Inc., Society of Nuclear Medicine, The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, The Secret Gardens Tour®, The Sturge-Weber Foundation, Touchstone Neurorecovery Center, UCB, Inc.

The event is sponsored by Genzyme® Corporation, a Sanofi company, Neurology Now® magazine, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, PSAV® Presentation Services, Allergan, Inc., Peoples Health, Teva Neuroscience, Inc., UCB, Inc. and in-kind donations from Dance for PD, Nicolet CareFusion, the Centers for Disease Control and the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.

The American Academy of Neurology, an association of more than 25,000 neurologists and neuroscience professionals, is dedicated to promoting the highest quality patient-centered neurologic care. This year’s Annual Meeting, including the Brain Health Fair, is expected to generate more than $11 million in economic impact. MEDIA CONTACTS: AAN: Angela Babb, APR, 763-360-8170, New Orleans CVB: Tara Letort, 504-566-5019,; Kelly Schulz, 504-421-0962, MCCNO: Rosalie Mortillaro, 504-582-3027,
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