Over $3,000 Raised for Second Harvest Food Bank
During our International Sales Mid-Year Meeting in Middleton, Wisconsin, our International Regional Managers, Sales Managers and Clinical Applications Specialists each brought an item and photo from their country to auction off for our local Second Harvest Food bank! Some of the items for auction included beautiful photographs taken by some of our multi-talented employees. Other items included wine from France, miniature bagpipes, bath salts from the Dead Sea, authentic German chocolates and much more.
The Middleton office was able to raise $3151 from the auction for our local food bank!
The proceeds from this event will provide 9453 meals for children in the Middleton area.
Kudos to our international team!
AAN 2015 Brain Health Fair
The Brain Health Fair is a daylong community event that connects hundreds of neurology patients, families, and caregivers affected by a brain disease, as well as students interested in brain science and the general public interested in brain health. The Brain Health Fair is presented by the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) - the world’s largest association of neurologists. Each year the Brain Health Fair is scheduled during the opening day of the AAN’s Annual Meeting, which typically is attended by approximately 12,000 neurologist and health care provider participants. The Brain Health Fair program is designed to educate the community about the wonders of the brain and the latest research advances in multiple sclerosis, dementia, epilepsy, stroke, Parkinson’s disease, traumatic brain injury, pediatric neurology, and other brain diseases.
Natus Neurology demonstrated two of its technologies at the Brain Health Fair; Electroencephalography (EEG) and Transcranial Doppler (TCD). Brain Health Fair attendees were connected to EEG electrodes and got to see firsthand the recordings of their brain waves (see picture of attendee being prepped for an EEG recording). Also, attendees were able to hear the blood flow through their brain’s blood vessels using a TCD ultrasound probe placed on their temple. By participating in the AAN Brain Health Fair, Natus Neurology is able to bring our diagnostic testing, normally performed in the clinical setting, to the general public in a fun, non-threatening, and educational environment.
2014 ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
In August 2014, Natus Neurology’s General Manager accepted an employee’s Ice Bucket Challenge to support ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis also known as Lou Gehrig's disease). ALS is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. The progressive degeneration of the motor neurons in ALS eventually leads to their death. When the motor neurons die, the ability of the brain to initiate and control muscle movement is lost.
In addition to challenging our GM to the Ice Bucket Challenge, Natus employees voted with their dollars to see their favorite member of the Neurology executive team take part.
This activity was meaningful to Natus employees not only because we manufacture devices and create software that detects neurological diseases like ALS, but also because some of us have lost loved ones to this disease while other employees are watching family and/or friends deteriorate from it.
Natus Neurology employees raised over $900 in donations for this worthy cause!
AES 2014 Silent Auction
The 68th Annual Meeting of the American Epilepsy Society (AES) was held in Seattle, Washington in early December 2014. The AES is one of the oldest neurological professional organizations in the U.S. with roots dating back to 1898. The Society has more than 3,000 members consisting of clinicians, researchers and other healthcare professionals.
Natus participated in the AES Silent Auction that ended just prior to the meeting. The top bidder of an Xltek LTM system, featuring an Xltek EMU40EX™ Amplifier, was Dr. Megdad Zaatreh from Central State Medical Center (Sewell, New Jersey).
As a result of the silent auction, Natus donated $20,800 to go toward research and training, which was presented to AES President Elson So., M.D., Executive Director Eileen Murray, and Jaideep Kapur, M.D., Chair of the AES Development Council.