NEW ORLEANS – ** MEDIA ALERT **
** CALENDAR OF EVENTS OPPORTUNITY **
WHAT: Brain Health Fair WHERE: New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center (MCCNO), Exhibit Hall B WHEN: Saturday, April 21, 2012; 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. HOW: FREE Registration Now Open at http://www.BrainHealthFair.com
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 http://www.BrainHealthFair.com. This event is scheduled for the opening day of the 64th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Neurology, which will bring more than 10,000 healthcare professionals to New Orleans April 21-28.
Attendees of the Brain Health Fair will have the opportunity to learn from more than 30 exhibitors and neurologists from around the world about the latest research advances in Alzheimer’s disease, autism, brain injuries, epilepsy, headaches, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, stroke and other types of brain disease. The exhibitors will offer tips on topics such as how to prevent diabetes and stroke, how to spot a concussion, support groups, activities for kids and teens and free giveaways and resources.
List of exhibitors includes: American Academy of Neurology (AAN), AAN Patient Education Resources Booth, Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Allergan, Inc., Amerigroup Louisiana Healthcare, AxelaCare Health Solutions, Benign Essential Blepharospasm Research Foundation, Inc., Brain Injury Association of Louisiana, Cadwell Laboratories, Inc., Critical Patient Care/Balanceback, Culicchia Neurological Clinic, Dance for PD, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – Division of Injury Response, DiscoverMI.org, 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., Multiple Sclerosis Foundation, National Ataxia Foundation, National MS Society, Louisiana chapter, National Parkinson Foundation, National Spasmodic Torticollis Association, Nicolet CareFusion, Office of Public Health, Parkinson's Action Network, Parkinson's Disease Foundation, Pfizer Inc., Society of Nuclear Medicine, The Secret Gardens Tour®, The Sturge-Weber Foundation, UCB, Inc.
The event is sponsored by Genzyme® Corporation, a Sanofi company, Neurology Now® magazine, PSAV® Presentation Services, Peoples Health, Teva Neuroscience, Inc. and in-kind donations from Dance for Parkinson’s Disease, the Centers for Disease Control and the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.The AAN, 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, email@example.com New Orleans CVB: Tara Letort, 504-566-5019, firstname.lastname@example.org; Kelly Schulz, 504-421-0962, email@example.com MCCNO: Rosalie Mortillaro, 504-582-3027, firstname.lastname@example.org