World Brain Mapping Foundation

World Brain Mapping Foundation

Advancing Trailblazing Approaches to Cure Neurological Disorders

GFC Awards Gala

The World Brain Mapping Foundation’s Annual “Gathering for Cure” Black Tie Gala is designed to recognize pioneers in brain mapping, health policy, neuroscience, and mental health philanthropy, amongst others, while connecting to our mission and bringing our message of neurotech innovation and innovation to the masses.

Gathering For Cure Awards Gala

The World Brain Mapping Foundation’s Annual “Gathering for Cure” Black Tie Gala is designed to recognize pioneers in brain mapping, health policy, neuroscience, and mental health philanthropy, amongst others, while connecting to our mission and bringing our message of neurotech innovation and innovation to the masses.

We Also recognize students, young investigators, and leaders in the field of brain mapping and therapeutics who have made significant contributions as trailblazers. Gala participants include Major philanthropists, celebrities, NHL/NBA/MLS/NHF, leading scientists, physicians, neurosurgeons, and neurotechnology.

The World Brain Mapping Foundation focuses on helping wounded soldiers, brain and spine cancers, neurodegenerative disorders (Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, ALS, MS, etc. ), and neuropsychiatric and spine disorders. The event includes exciting entertainment and networking with celebrities and world-renowned figures. You will enjoy an excellent ambiance and fine cuisine in a great evening of celebration full of leisure while impacting the mission of a tremendous non-profit.

This Gala fundraiser focuses on mental health and brain and spine disorders. The funding will go to Pioneering initiatives, such as global neuroscience20, women in neuroscience group (WIN), BTIP, Fellowship programs, humanitarian missions as part of international physicians and scientists GPS (UKRAINE), and annual conventions and courses. Hands-on specialized training (BioSkills labs), continued medical education training and certification (CME), and funding for pioneering MedTech, neurotech, neuro pharma tech, and spin-off out of the SBMT convention.

The World Brain Mapping Foundation’s Annual “Gathering for Cure” Black Tie Gala is designed to recognize pioneers in brain mapping, health policy, neuroscience, and mental health philanthropy, amongst others, while connecting to our mission and bringing our message of neurotech innovation and innovation to the masses.

Hosts 

21st GFC Awards Gala

 

Harry Kloor, PhD, PhD

21st GFC Awards Gala Host 2024Millennium Biltmore Hotel | Crystal Ballroom
Friday March 15th, 2024

Ira Soebroto-Bullo

21st GFC Awards Gala Host 2024Millennium Biltmore Hotel | Crystal Ballroom
Friday March 15th, 2024

Babak Kateb, MD, PhD

21st GFC Awards Gala Host 2024Millennium Biltmore Hotel | Crystal Ballroom
Friday March 15th, 2024

Friday March 15th, 2024
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Red Carpet Cocktail, Music and Silent Auction

Glitz and glam meet captivating conversation at this exclusive red carpet soiree. Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere with live music from a captivating trio, setting the stage for an unforgettable evening. Mingle with fellow guests and industry VIPs as live interviews offer insightful glimpses into the world of Neuroscience.

8:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Black Tie GFC Awards Banquet

Brazilian Samba Dance Performance
Feel the contagious energy of Brazil as flamboyant dancers move to the vibrant rhythms of live samba music. Witness the dazzling costumes, playful footwork, and infectious energy that define this iconic dance.

Darius Christian & Kiesza – Live Musical Performances
The GFC Awards Gala comes alive with captivating live music! Immerse yourself in the rhythm and energy of talented performers, setting the perfect tone for an unforgettable night of celebrations.

GFC (Gathering for Cure) Awards Ceremony

Millenium Biltmore Hotel | Downtown Los Angeles
506 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90071 

Contact

Dr. Vicky Yamamoto, PhD
Member of the Board of World Brain Mapping Foundation
vyamamot@usc.edu
310-500-6196

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All Tickets Purchased for the Annual Awards Gala are considered Donations and thus 100% Tax Deductible.

The Beacon Award is presented to individuals who have demonstrated extraordinary courage and dedication for increasing awareness about neurological diseases, and for patients and their families who have exceeded expectations in fighting a neurological disorder with unprecedented courage. The Beacon Award identifies remarkable individuals who set the highest standards for increasing awareness of, and fighting, neurological diseases.

The Humanitarian Award is given to physicians and scientists who have contributed significantly to survival and quality of life of patients across the Globe.

The Pioneer in Technology Award is presented to the trail blazing companies and their CEOs/presidents who have facilitated the development of pioneering technologies through interdisciplinary approaches that have impacted diagnostics, treatment, and healthcare delivery in unprecedented ways.

The Pioneer in Medicine Award is presented to individuals who have significantly contributed to the scientific advancement in the fields of medicine and image guided therapy through a multidisciplinary approach. Their groundbreaking contributions have made development of state-of-the-art technology and scientific discovery a reality.

The Pioneer in Healthcare Policy Award is presented to lawmakers who have demonstrated visionary and crossdisciplinary approaches to introducing laws that have contributed to the advancement of science, technology, education, and medicine. They have paved the way to better integration of such advancements in other fields, like medicine and neuroscience. These lawmakers champion better healthcare for all.

The Golden Axon Leadership Award is presented to individuals who inspire with good will and an enthusiastic interest in science, technology and medicine. Named for the neuron cell fiber that carries outgoing messages to other target cells, the founding principle of the Axon Award is to recognize a highly regarded individual in the public sector who helps raise awareness and funding of WBMF and its mission in the community via fundraising event(s) and activities.

The WBMF Young Investigator’s Initiative is designed to recognize promising young scientists performing work in the brain sciences relevant to the World Brain Mapping Foundation. While this year’s awardees will not be receiving any financial incentives, this recognition will be a stepping stone for future recognition within and beyond the WBMF’s wide ranging collaborative partners.

The WBMF Student Service and Leadership Award is given to recognize excellence and commitment to dedicated fellows, interns, and students who have contributed to the advancement of medicine, specifically the neurosciences.

Late Robin Sidhu (1988 – 2015), a young ebullient science driven and information technology (IT) savvy person, died of an accident at an early age. His mission to accomplish in-depth understanding of human mind and health remained incomplete due to his early departure but his legacy will remain through supporting young innovative minds in science through this award.

Special Accommodations Disclaimer for Service Animals: 
We welcome service animals accompanying individuals.
To ensure a safe and comfortable environment for everyone, please be aware that:
Only service animals as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) are permitted. Service animals must be leashed or harnessed and under control at all times. Service animals are allowed in all areas accessible to the public, with the exception of The External Campus of the BioSkills Lab. Service animals must not pose a threat to health or safety of others.
Please note: We are unable to accommodate emotional support animals or pets other than service animals.
For further information on service animal guidelines, please visit the ADA website at https://www.ada.gov/resources/service-animals-2010-requirements/.