WASHINGTON, April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA) will deliver keynote addresses at four health conferences in the coming days as part of his efforts to elevate neuroscience as a national priority. The speeches in Boston, Philadelphia and Washington will each highlight the Congressman's current priorities and efforts as architect of the Fattah Neuroscience Initiative. In its third year, the Fattah Neuroscience Initiative is working both within the U.S. and around the globe to enhance cooperation and collaboration amongst researchers, doctors, government officials, and other stakeholders in the brain research and technology fields.
Thursday, April 24 – Fattah kicked-off the series of events with a speech this morning in Boston, speaking to hundreds of CEOs and business executives at the 2014 Neurotech Investing & Partnering Conference. In his remarks, Fattah echoed earlier calls to expand partnerships between academia and private companies invested in the neuroscience and neurotech industry, and increase private sector investment in brain research. Following his remarks he visited brain research centers at Boston University and MIT. (Boston, MA)
Friday, April 25 – Fattah will deliver opening remarks for The Society of Black Academic Surgeon's (SBAS) Annual Scientific Meeting. This is the 24th Annual Scientific Assembly of the SBAS and the first year the meeting has been held in Philadelphia. Congressman Fattah will be introduced by Mayor Michael Nutter at the event. (Kimmel Theatre of the National Constitution Center, 525 Arch Street, Philadelphia, 8:00PM)
Saturday, April 26 – At the Brain Health Fair in Philadelphia, Fattah will deliver the keynote address to more than 1,000 patients and caregivers of individuals with neurologic diseases, and neurologists in attendance. Sponsored by the American Brain Foundation, the fair is part of the American Academy of Neurology's Annual Meeting. In honor of the event, Saturday has been proclaimed "Brain Health Awareness Day," by the City of Philadelphia. (Pennsylvania Convention Center, 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, 10:00AM)
Monday, April 28 – The Congressman joins prominent thought leaders from around the country as he delivers a keynote at the Center for BrainHealth's first ever Brain Health Summit. Bringing together the nation's most respected institutes and organizations focused on brain research, including NIH and DARPA, participants and speakers will focus on three key subject areas: healthy aging, education, and traumatic brain injuries. (The Hay Adams Hotel, Washington, D.C. 1:00PM)
SOURCE Office of Congressman Chaka Fattah