FACES = Friends And Caregivers,
FACES speakers include:
Presentation by Dr. Jacopo
Annese, Ph.D. Dr.
Annese is the director of The Brain Observatory at the University of California San Diego.
The Brain Observatory is a member of the Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives,
a nonprofit organization of more than 300 leading neuroscientists committed to increasing public awareness about the progress
and promise of brain research. Dr. Annese will provide a review of notable patients and their contribution to the understanding of the human brain.
Dr. Melanie Burgos-Alarcio, pediatric neurologist from Phoenix Arizona.
Dr. Alarcio has over 20 years experience as a neurologist, and has treated many patients with autoimmune encephalitis/encephalopathy.
She specializes in pediatric patients, and is an expert in PANDAS (Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders).
Becky Dennis, author of Brain Wreck and patient advocate as well as chief
marketing officer of a publicly traded New York company. Becky is an encephalitis survivor who will speak on patient
We are honoured to have three speakers travel from the Netherlands
to join us at FACES. They are:
Welie, author and encephalitis survivor. His book, “God's Humor: my life after Encephalitis”,
is being published on World Encephalitis Day, February 22, 2014, and
Bastemeijer, Marius’ partner for 27 years, Secretary of the Board of Facility Management, Policy
Control and Evaluation, City of The Hague, Netherlands
Elise Verberg (writer and professional
coach) is acting chairman of the Dutch Meningitis Society and is Marius van Welie's ghostwriter.
FACES activities (included with your
Meet & greet evening reception with
light dinner at The Empress
Saturday 9:00am - 2:00pm
at The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (just two blocks from our Hotel) A coffee break and lunch will be served.
9:00am - 2:00pm
Presentations at The Museum of Contemporary Art San
two blocks from our Hotel) A coffee break and lunch will be served.
FACES 2014 registration fee is $100 for adults; $ 20 for children 12 and under.
Your FACES 2014
registration will include all speakers and activites shown above.
Registrations may be 100% refunded up to and including January
21, 2014. There will be no refunds after January 21, 2014