American Academy of Neurology’s Brain Health Fair a Huge Success

The American Academy of Neurology's 63rd Annual Meeting, April 9-16.

The American Academy of Neurology Foundation’s first-ever Brain Health Fair drew more than 1,400 participants to the Hilton Hawaiian Village in Waikiki on Saturday, April 9.  The free public event included a film festival, interactive exhibits, family-friendly activities and Q&A sessions with experts – all to promote brain health.

The good news doesn’t stop there:  The American Academy of Neurology’s (AAN) 63rd Annual Conference at the Hawai`i Convention Center from April 9-16 drew nearly 10,000 participants, far exceeding the 7,000 initially forecast.  World-class neurologists traveled from 93 countries to take part in groundbreaking scientific sessions at the Center.

That translates into more than $42 million in state revenue, with the Center’s hotel partners benefiting from 72,360 room nights.

Post-conference activities included a special neighbor-island meeting on neuroimaging at the Hilton Waikoloa Village on the Big Island from April 16-17.

For more information on AAN and its charitable arm, the American Academy of Neurology Foundation, visit the AAN website.

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It’s Time to Get Smart About Brain Health

Honolulu will host the first-ever Brain Health Fair by the American Academy of Neurology Foundation on April 9, featuring expert advice, activities for children, health seminars, and a film festival, among many other educational events.

The free Brain Health Fair is open to anyone interested in learning how the brain works, particularly for patients, caregivers, and families affected by neurologic disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease, epilepsy, headaches, stroke, brain injuries, and Parkinson’s disease.

Participants will have the opportunity to learn from some of the best neurologists in the world, who will share the latest advances in the prevention and treatment of neurologic disorders as well as ways for people to maintain a healthy brain.

What: The Brain Health Fair
When: Saturday, April 9, 2011, from 10 am to 4 pm
Where: Hilton Hawaiian Village, Honolulu

The event is being held in conjunction with the American Academy of Neurology’s 63rd Annual Meeting, the world’s largest gathering of neurologists, at the Hawai`i Convention Center. The meeting is expected to draw more than 11,000 delegates, topping the 8,000 who attended when the meeting was last held at the Center in 2003.

Space is limited, so advance registration is recommended.

Alzheimer’s Association Holds Annual Meeting at the Hawai`i Convention Center

photo of alz-icad-2010-sign-delegatesThe Hawai`i Convention Center hosted the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference on Alzheimer’s Disease (ICAD) from July 10-15, 2010.

The Alzheimer’s Association ICAD is the world’s premiere forum for reporting and discussion of groundbreaking research and information on the cause, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders. As a part of the Association’s research program, Alzheimer’s Association ICAD serves as a catalyst for generating new knowledge about Alzheimer’s and fostering a vital, collegial research community.

We had excellent news coverage locally for this event.
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Tricia Medeiros of the Aloha Chapter of the Alzeimer’s Association
Dr. Maria Carrillo of the Alzheimer’s Association talking about Trial Match

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