ST. PAUL, Minn. – With only a few weeks until the deadline, the American Academy of Neurology Foundation is reminding everyone affected by brain disease to submit a short video to its 2012 Neuro Film Festival, telling your story about why more research is needed to cure brain disease. Winners could receive up to $1,000 and a trip to New Orleans. The deadline to enter is January 31, 2012, at http://www.NeuroFilmFestival.com.
“Every video helps us make the case as to why more research is needed to help find a cure for the one in six people affected by brain disease,” said John Mazziotta, MD, PhD, Chair of the American Academy of Neurology Foundation’s Board of Trustees and Professor and Chair of UCLA’s Brain Mapping Center in Los Angeles.
The third annual Neuro Film Festival aims to raise awareness about the need to donate money for research into finding a cure for brain diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease, stroke, autism, Parkinson’s disease and multiple sclerosis. More than 200 films have been submitted since the Festival began and can be viewed at http://www.Youtube.com/NeuroFilmFest.
Winners of the 2012 Neuro Film Festival could win up to $1,000 and a chance to attend the Neuro Film Festival in New Orleans on April 22, 2012, in conjunction with the American Academy of Neurology’s 64th Annual Meeting, the world’s largest meeting of neurologists.
Videos should be no more than five minutes in length and should include the phrase, “Let’s put our brains together to support brain research.” Read the complete contest rules and watch a video on how to submit your entry at http://www.NeuroFilmFestival.com.
The American Academy of Neurology Foundation supports vital research into finding cures for brain disease. The Foundation is committed to improving patient care, quality of life and public understanding of brain disease. To learn more or to make a donation to support research, visit http://www.aan.com/foundation.The American Academy of Neurology, an association of 24,000 neurologists and neuroscience professionals, is dedicated to promoting the highest quality patient-centered neurologic care. A neurologist is a doctor with specialized training in diagnosing, treating and managing disorders of the brain and nervous system such as Alzheimer’s disease, stroke, migraine, multiple sclerosis, brain injury, Parkinson’s disease and epilepsy. For more information about the American Academy of Neurology, visit http://www.aan.com or find us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and YouTube.