The International Essential Tremor Foundation to Join Brain Health Fair on Brain Health Awareness Day

People living with essential tremor and other neurological disorders will get a first-hand look as world-class neurologists discuss the ins and outs of the human brain at a health fair for all families in the Philadelphia area.

Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) April 10, 2014

What: Brain Health Fair for Patients and Families
When: Saturday, April 26, 2014, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia
Free Registration Now Open at http://www.BrainHealthFair.com

The International Essential Tremor Foundation (IETF) will join world-class neurologists at the Brain Health Fair on Saturday, April 26, 2014 to celebrate Brain Health Awareness Day. The IETF will host an educational exhibit for people living with the most common neurological condition – essential tremor – at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. This event will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is open to all area residents and their families.

“The one in six people affected by a brain disease in the Philadelphia area and their families will get a front row seat on how to best treat diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease, stroke, Parkinson’s disease, traumatic brain injury and concussion, epilepsy, headache, MS, child development, peripheral neuropathy, and other types of brain diseases,” said Dr. Brenda Banwell, Chief, Division of Neurology, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. “And families and kids of all ages will get a close-up look at brains and how to best keep our brains healthy.”

Brain Health Fair participants will get a first-hand look at the ins and outs of the brain. Activities include educational classes on brain diseases and treatment options, health screenings, giveaways and resources, plus interactive exhibits for the whole family. Registration for the event is free, but encouraged in advance. To register or to learn more about the event, visit http://www.BrainHealthFair.com.

Additional Activities:

  •     Hold a human brain
  •     View animal brains
  •     Examine microscopic brain tissue
  •     Free bike helmets (limited)
  •     Giveaways and resources
  •     Health screenings
  •     Participate in swim cap brain art
  •     Learn to cook brain healthy food
  •     Interact with therapy dogs
  •     Attend Brain Health Classes
  •     Experience the Cranial Nerve Stations
  •     Play in the Kid's Area
  •     Musical by Billy McLaughlin.
  •     Meet & Greet with Ben Utecht, former NFL player with the Indianapolis Colts and the Cincinnati Bengals.
  •     And more!

The Brain Health Fair is presented by the American Brain Foundation, the foundation for the American Academy of Neurology (AAN), which is bringing more than 12,000 neurologists and health care professionals from around the world to Philadelphia on April 26- May 3, 2014 for the AAN Annual Meeting, the world’s largest gathering of neurologists. The IETF is an educational partner with the American Academy of Neurology and the American Brain Foundation.

About The International Essential Tremor Foundation:

Headquartered in Lenexa, KS, and founded in 1988, the International Essential Tremor Foundation is the leading organization in the world dedicated to those affected by essential tremor. The mission of the IETF is to fund research that will find the cause of essential tremor and lead to better treatments and a cure, increase awareness about ET, and provide educational materials, tools and support to healthcare providers, the public, and those directly affected by ET.

The IETF has distributed more than $685,000 in research grants, to fund 27 promising studies, in the search for the cause of ET. The Foundation has hosted numerous community awareness events across the U.S. to provide those affected with the basic knowledge necessary to become their own advocate when seeking treatment. And, the IETF also provides assistance to a vast network of support groups around the world. To learn more about essential tremor and the IETF mission, visit the IETF website at http://www.essentialtremor.org.

About the American Brain Foundation:

The American Brain Foundation supports crucial research and education to discover causes, improved treatments, and cures for the brain and other nervous system diseases. One in six people is affected by brain diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease, traumatic brain injury, stroke, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, autism, and epilepsy. For more information about the American Brain Foundation and how you can support research, visit http://www.AmericanBrainFoundation.org or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and YouTube.

About the American Academy of Neurology:

The American Academy of Neurology, an association of more than 27,000 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.