“BRAINWeek connects the narrative among specialists and clinicians by underscoring the importance of continuity and collaborative patient care. It is on the vanguard of an inevitable paradigm shift among practitioners treating CNS disorders.”

-Gregory Pontone, University of Florida College of Medicine

Smart clinicians choose smart conferences. Experience a week’s worth of education that is meaningful to your practice and patient care!

Westin Kierland Resort & Spa

6902 E Greenway Pkwy,

Scottsdale, AZ 8525


Register below if you are affiliated with a pharmaceutical company; device manufacturer; medical, healthcare education, or communications company; screening lab; or other BRAINWeek sponsor or exhibitor.

DO NOT register as  a practicing healthcare professional, resident, or student. This information will be verified by BRAINWeek staff prior to confirmation of your registration.

May 9-11, 2024


The current estimated annual cost to American society of just nine of the most common neurological diseases is staggering, totaling $789 billion. These conditions include Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, low back pain, stroke, traumatic brain injury, migraine, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury, and Parkinson’s disease.

2024 Conference Faculty

2024 Conference Faculty Coming Soon…
Associate Professor
Oregon Health & Science University
Director, UCLA Sleep Disorders Center
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Assistant Professor of Radiology
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Washington University School of Medicine
Network Medical Director, Integrative Health & Medicine
Hackensack Meridian Health
Professor of Neurology
Oregon Health Sciences University School of Medicine
Professor and Division Chief, Aging, Behavioral, and Cognitive Neurology
University of Florida College of Medicine
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist - Addiction Medicine
Center for Inclusion Health
Associate Professor
University Medical Line, Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine
Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Neurology
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Clinical Director
Johns Hopkins Huntington Disease Center
Pain Management Clinical Pharmacist Specialist
Adjunct Clinical Instructor
Chief Medical Officer
Lakeview Health
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Washington University School of Medicine
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Oregon Health Sciences University School of Medicine
Clinical Assistant Professor & Clinical Pain Management Pharmacist
West Virginia University & West Virginia University Medicine
President, Medical Director
Diamond Headache Clinic
Medical Director of Inpatient Addiction Medicine Consult Service
Assistant Professor
Vice Chair for Research and Education
Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center and University of Illinois
Clinical Professor of Psychiatry
Associate Residency Training Director
Adult Nurse Practitioner
Division of Pain Medicine

2024 BRAINWeek Planning Committee

2024 Planning Faculty Committee Coming Soon…

Alon Y. Avidan MD, MPH

Director, UCLA Sleep Disorders Center Professor & Vice Chair, UCLA Department of Neurology

Past Chair, Faculty Executive Committee
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA Department of Neurology Los Angeles, CA

Gregory Pontone MD, MHS

Division Chief, Aging, Behavioral, and Cognitive Neurology

Co-Director of the Fixel Neuropsychiatry Program

University of Florida College of Medicine


Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Neurology

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Baltimore, MD

Lindsey Wooliscroft MD, MSC, MCR

Assistant Professor of Neurology

Oregon Health Sciences University School of Medicine

Associate Director of Research for the VA Multiple Sclerosis Center of Excellence

VA Portland Health Care System
Portland, OR

2024 Conference Agenda

2024 Conference Agenda Coming Soon…
  • Wednesday, September 6

  • Thursday, September 7

  • Friday, September 8

Event Registration

We respect the value of your time and the complexities of arranging coverage for conference travel. At BRAINWeek, you can experience the significance of peer-to-peer learning and earn 20 live CME/CE credit hours.

Register by 7/31
Full Price
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Call for Abstracts

DEADLINE for submission is 11:59p ET, Friday, July 14, 2023. All authors will be notified via email on or by August 11, 2023.

BRAINWeek invites you to submit abstracts for posters to be presented at the 2023 BRAINWeek National Conference. Please review the guidelines below.

Abstracts may be research oriented, or evidence based, and relevant to specialists and frontline practitioners who manage CNS disorders. They may include medication management, devices, and digital therapeutics. Abstracts may be a summary of research findings or a review of current evidence-based recommendations for clinical applications that are pertinent to frontline practitioners and specialists who treat CNS patients.

Abstract Guidelines

      1. At least one presenting author or presenter of accepted abstracts must register at the current registration rate to attend the BRAINWeek National Conference. Submission of an abstract does not automatically register you for the conference.
      2. BRAINWeek will accept abstracts that have already been presented at other medical conferences.
      3. Abstracts should be 750 words or less, with maximums as defined below. (Titles, author names, references, and affiliations are not included in that word count)
        • Background: 150 words
        • Purpose: 150 words
        • Methods: 150 words
        • Results: 100 words
        • Conclusions: 200 words
      1. List affiliations for all authors, such as universities and other institutions.
      2. List names of all authors, in the order in which you wish them to appear in printed text. At least one listed author must attend BRAINWeek to present.
      3. List disclosures (financial and/or in-kind support). If none, state “Nothing to disclose by any author(s)”.
      4. Please indicate whether you are interested in being considered to present orally.
      5. Do not use tables, charts, or graphs in your abstract submission (they can be included in the actual poster).
      6. There is no limit to the number of abstracts one author may submit for consideration.
      7. The first author is responsible for communicating all these policies to all involved parties.
      8. Student authors are permitted to submit.


BRAINWeek requires faculty and poster authors/presenters who have an interest in selling a technology, program, product, and/or service to healthcare professionals to disclose this information in order to be considered for and/or present at any BRAINWeek educational session.

Poster Set-up

Authors should arrive onsite to have their posters up by 3:00p on Wednesday, September 6 (day 1 of the conference). BRAINWeek will provide a poster board, pushpins, and poster number. If you would like to provide reprints of your posters for handouts, you may leave them under your assigned poster board. 

Public Viewing Dates/Times for Posters:

Wednesday, Sept 6 – 6:00p-8:00p (Welcome Reception)

Thursday, Sept 7 – 10:30a-6:30p (Poster Reception from 5:30-6:30p)

Friday, Sept 8 – 10:30a-1:30p

Poster Reception

Due to the enormity of requests for posters to have longer onsite accessibility, we ask that all posters be set up by 3:00p on Wednesday, September 6. All authors and/or presenters should be by their posters for the Poster Reception, which will be held on Thursday, September 7, 5:30p-6:30p. BRAINWeek name badges will be required for entry. Refreshments will be available.


If your abstract is accepted, you will be notified on or by August 11, and the abstract will be posted online by August 30. Only accepted abstracts will be posted online. Posters will not be published online.

BRAINWeek Scholarship

Convening September 6-8, BRAINWeek was developed by the PAINWeek organization—now in its 17th year of exceptional pain management education—and will provide live activities addressing the most frequently diagnosed conditions encountered in clinical practice, with an emphasis on collaborative care among specialists and frontline practitioners.

You can be one of 10 frontline practitioners to receive a complimentary registration for this year’s conference. We ask that you compose a compelling essay explaining why BRAINWeek would be beneficial for your professional area of focus.

Submission Deadline

All essays must be received by 11:59p ET on July 7, 2023.

Scholarship winners will be notified via email and/or phone no later than August 4, 2023. Winners must respond by
August 19, 2023.

Rules and Regulations

Scholarship applicants must be:

  • At least 21 years of age
  • Actively involved in healthcare or healthcare education
  • Willing to be interviewed by BRAINWeek


Scholarship applicants may NOT be:

  • Industry-employed
  • A past scholarship winner


Essay requirements:

  • No more than 750 words, and must be copy and pasted into the text box on the submission form on our website
  • Must include the applicant’s full name, email address, job title, contact phone number, mailing address, degree, clinical affiliation, academic affiliation, practice specialty, essay title, essay submission, and photo
  • A description of the practice setting, patient population, and applicant role in the organization
  • A description of how BRAINWeek can enhance pain management skills and knowledge, and how this knowledge can be used in a clinical setting
  • A description of the barriers to pain management education/training that exist for the applicant
  • Essays must address why a scholarship to BRAINWeek would be a benefit
  • Any other relevant points concerning the applicant’s educational and professional goals

Conference Venue

Westin Kierland Resort & Spa in Scottsdale, Arizona

Conference Venue

Westin Kierland Resort & Spa in Scottsdale, Arizona.

6902 E Greenway Pkwy, Scottsdale, AZ 85254

Phone Number: (480) 624-1000

Excitement is building for BRAINWeek coming to Scottsdale, Arizona in May! As such, we encourage you to complete your room reservation as early as possible, as the room block will fill up quickly. Please note the following information and proceed as directed.

Exhibitors and Sponsors

BRAINWeek 2023 Exhibit Floor Plan

Join this year’s illustrious lineup of brand partners and take your 2023 goals to next level.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be submitted in writing. If you are calling to cancel, for verification we will still require you to send an email to info@brainweek.org with your intent to cancel. You will receive confirmation of your cancellation via email.

We will offer a 100% refund within 72 hours from the time of purchase less $100 credit card processing fee.

After 72 hours, refunds will be less 50%. All refund requests must be made in writing and post marked or tax stamped no later than 90 days before the event.
No refund will be made if the request is made within 90 days of the educational event. Refunds will not be issued to non-show registrants.
Substitutions are always welcome in lieu of cancellation. No transfers to alternate events will be made if the request is submitted within 90 days of the original event.
Persons who register and fail to attend will not receive a refund. BRAINWeek, at its sole discretion, may transfer your registration to an upcoming conference or to a healthcare provider colleague. Cancellation of your conference registration does not automatically cancel your hotel room reservation. Please contact the hotel to cancel your room; penalties may apply.

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