Staglin hosts 21st Music Festival for Brain Health on Sept. 19

The 21st Annual Music Festival for Brain Health will be on Saturday, Sept. 19 at Staglin Family Vineyard.

This year’s festival features two-time Grammy and Oscar winner Melissa Etheridge.

Celebrating more than two decades of research funding, the Music Festival for Brain Health, a fund-raising events focusing on brain disorders, has raised more than $221 million, including leveraged grants from U.S. government agencies and private organizations.

In 2014, the event raised approximately $3.5 million to support the research to find cures for brain disorders. The 21st annual Music Festival for Brain Health benefits One Mind Institute (IMHRO), and One Mind, each partnering to support research, education, treatment and to fight the stigma surrounding brain disorders.

“The momentum continues to grow as we search for the causes and cures of brain disorders,” said Garen Staglin, president of One Mind Institute (IMHRO) and co-chairman of One Mind. “Each year we continue to fund important research, while raising awareness and reducing stigma, all of which are critically important in helping lead to advances and improvements in brain health.”

The festival kicks off with the scientific symposium, featuring keynote speaker Geoffrey T. Manley, M.D., Ph.D., chief of Neurosurgery at San Francisco General Hospital and professor of neurosurgery at UCSF. Dr. Manley will speak on Healing the Injured Brain: A Team Science Approach to an Old Problem.

Eric J. Nestler, M.D., Ph.D., the Nash Family Professor of Neuroscience, chairman of the Department of Neuroscience and director of the Friedman Brain Institute at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York will moderate the symposium, which will also feature the 2015 Rising Star scientists, along with Dr. Carrie Bearden, Ph.D., Professor (George and Joanne Miller Family term chair) in the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA, who will speak on Conquering Psychiatric Disease through Collaborative Science and provide an update on her research on understanding neurobiological risk factors for the development of psychosis.

The symposium is followed by the world’s greatest cult wine tasting paired with hors d’oeuvres prepared by acclaimed Chef Sean O’Toole of TORC Restaurant in Napa.

The day continues with a concert featuring Etheridge. Bay Area comic, radio, TV and film personality Bob Sarlatte will be master of ceremonies. Immediately following the concert, enjoy a Napa Valley feast under the stars at the VIP post-concert dinner created by Top Chef Chef Hubert Keller of Fleur Las Vegas paired with Staglin Family Vineyard wines.

Scheduled to appear at this year’s festival are former Rep. Patrick Kennedy, co-chairman of One Mind™, Rep. Mike Thompson, D-St. Helena, State Sen. Marty Block, UCSF Chancellor Sam Hawgood, UCLA Chancellor Gene Block, and Peter Chiarelli, General, U.S. Army (retired) CEO of One Mind.

Festival passes are $1,000. Individual Sponsor passes including the post concert VIP dinner begin at $5000, and VIP sponsor tables of 10, including the post-concert VIP dinner begin at $50,000. Passes are available at

For sponsor opportunities please call Cindy Dyar at (707) 963-4038 or email or visit Admission to the symposium only is free with prior registration. Proceeds to benefit mental health research projects throughout the nation.

For more information, please call Cindy Dyar at (707) 963-4038 or email or visit, #Music4BrainHealth.

Source: Staglin hosts 21st Music Festival for Brain Health on Sept. 19

Via: Google Alert for Neuroscience

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