Tuesday, February 28, 2012

2012 Neuro Film Festival

The American Academy of Neurology (AAN), a professional organization for neurologists, is hosting the 2012 Neuro Film Festival at their Annual Meeting in New Orleans:
Now in its third year, the Neuro Film Festival is a contest by the American Academy of Neurology Foundation to help raise awareness about why more research is needed to cure brain diseases, such as Alzheimer's disease, stroke, autism, Parkinson's disease and multiple sclerosis.

Public voting will close on March 8, 2012, with the winner of the "Fan Favorite" award receiving a certificate and recognition at the 2012 Neuro Film Festival on April 22, 2012, in conjunction with the American Academy of Neurology's 64th Annual Meeting, the world's largest meeting of neurologists with 10,000 attendees.
Entries closed on January 31, but the introductory video below explains the purpose of the contest: "to raise awareness through film and video about brain disorders and the need to support research into preventions, treatments and cures."

The contest YouTube channel features 105 entries. Videos cover well-known neurological disorders such as Parkinson's disease, epilepsy, and dementia. Other entries feature lesser-known disorders including multiple system atrophy, Batten disease, and arachnoid cysts.

AAN has a Twitter feed, which you can follow for updates on the film fest in April.

Watch The Neurocritic and Channel N Video for the next week to see some of our favorites!

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