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ST. PAUL, Minn. – The video entries for the 2010 Neuro Film Festival are in and the public can now begin voting on its “Fan Favorite” video through March 17, 2010. Neuro Film Festival is a new contest by the American Academy of Neurology Foundation to help raise awareness through video about brain disorders and the need to support research into preventions, treatments and cures. To view and vote for your favorite video in the Neuro Film Festival contest, visit http://www.neurofilmfestival.com. “We asked the public to help us show why more brain research is needed and they answered our call,” said Christine E. Phelps, Deputy Executive Director of the American Academy of Neurology Foundation. “The video entries that have been submitted are compelling, inspiring and demonstrate why more money is needed to support research into brain disorders, such as Alzheimer’s disease, stroke, multiple sclerosis and more.” The video entries feature heartfelt and personal stories from people all over the world that are affected by brain disorders. The short videos cover a wide variety of conditions, from Alzheimer’s disease to movement disorders. “We’re grateful to the patients and their loved ones for showing the courage to share their experiences and we invite everyone to visit our website, http://www.neurofilmfestival.com, to view and vote on these powerful videos,” said Phelps. Voting closes on March 17, 2010. The winner of the “Fan Favorite” award will receive a $500 prize. Two other winners will also be awarded up to $1,500 for their filmmaking skills and creativity, as decided by the festival’s jury. A selection of the top videos will be screened at the Neuro Film Festival in Toronto during Stop Brain Disorders Week beginning Sunday, April 10, 2010, in conjunction with the Academy’s 62nd Annual Meeting, which is the world’s largest meeting of neurologists. The Neuro Film Festival is sponsored by PSAV® Presentation Services. The American Academy of Neurology Foundation (AAN Foundation) raises money to support vital research into the prevention, treatment and cure of brain disorders. The AAN Foundation is committed to improving patient care, quality of life and public understanding of the brain and other neurologic disorders.
The American Academy of Neurology, an association of more than 22,000 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 stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease and multiple sclerosis. For more information about the American Academy of Neurology and the AAN Foundation, visit http://www.aan.com.