Neurology & Brain Injury
Who Are APB's Speakers on Brain Injury and Neurological Trauma?
APB's roster of speakers includes experts who offer healthcare conference and meeting organizers a wide range of perspectives, deeply qualified knowledge, and personal experiences to help address this important medical issue.
Whether you need someone to help your audience understand the intricate mechanisms of the brain, neurological injuries and degenerative diseases, or an inspirational story of how a family overcomes such devastating trauma, APB has the voice for your event. Our wide range of keynote speakers can discuss the many facets of coping with and understanding the emotional side effects of brain injuries, Alzheimer’s and neurological diseases, and offer insight and hope for healing.
Featured Speakers: Neurology & Brain Injury
Jill Bolte Taylor
Neuroanatomist, Stroke Survivor & Author of My Stroke of Insight
A Harvard-trained neuroanatomist and best-selling author, Dr. Bolte Taylor’s life changed when she experienced a rare form of stroke caused by severe hemorrhaging in her brain, which left her unable to walk, talk, or recall any of her life. It took eight years for her to rebuild her brain, from the inside out. In an unforgettable program, Transformative Stories, Bolte Taylor partners with acclaimed singer-songwriter Carrie Newcomer to present an incredible evening of story, song, humor, and human experience, celebrating the wonders of life and promoting personal empowerment.Request Speaker's Availability & Fee
Author & CBS Contributor
After her husband, ABC News Anchor Bob Woodruff, suffered a traumatic brain injury when a roadside bomb struck his vehicle in Iraq, Lee’s life changed immediately. Miraculously, Bob recovered, though the journey was an arduous one for both he and his family. The Woodruffs share their story in The New York Times best-selling book In an Instant: A Family’s Journey of Love and Healing. A compelling account, they bring to light how their lives came together again after surviving such a fearful, life altering event.Request Speaker's Availability & Fee
Katrina S. Firlik
Neurosurgeon / Entrepreneur / Author
Dr. Firlik made history as the first woman admitted to the neurosurgery residency program at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, one of the most prestigious programs in the country. Also a gifted writer, she penned Another Day in the Frontal Lobe, a unique insider’s take on this high-pressure profession. With wit and insight, she provides a fascinating look at working in this specialty – finding the balance between cutting-edge medical technology and manual dexterity, and between instinct and expertise – and why it is so appealing and so difficult to master.Request Speaker's Availability & Fee
Leading Brain Scientist
Dr. Miguel Nicolelis is one of the leading brain scientists in the world, and is author of the acclaimed book Beyond Boundaries: The New Neuroscience of Connecting Brains with Machines—and How It Will Change Our Lives. He shows how the long-sought merger of brains with machines is about to become a paradigm-shifting reality.Request Speaker's Availability & Fee