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Neurosciences Support Groups

AWAKE Sleep Apnea

AWAKE, a support group network from the American Sleep Apnea Association, provides education about healthy sleeping, the latest products for continuous positive airway pressure Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) machines, masks, accessories and more. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions, discuss concerns they are having with their sleep and address any issues if they are using CPAP. To register, call 800-514-HOAG (4624).

Brain Aneurysm / AVM

Brain aneurysm survivors, Shail Lal, M.D. and Chris MacDuff, host a support group for those diagnosed or treated for an aneurysm or arteriovenous malformations (AVM) of the brain. Meetings are scheduled for the first Wednesday of every other month at 6:30 p.m. at Hoag Conference Center. For more information, please call Hoag Neurosciences Administration at 949-764-5942.

Brain Tumor

Held on the third Wednesday of each month from 3–5pm at the Advanced Technology Pavilion. This is both an educational and support group for anyone diagnosed with a primary brain tumor or metastatic disease. Family and friends are welcome to join us. For additional information or to register, please call 949-722-6237.


The Epilepsy Center at Hoag Hospital offers an interactive support group​ for all adolescent and adult epilepsy patients. Join us for group discussions to help you better understand and cope with epilepsy. The Hoag Epilepsy Support Group meets on the first Wednesday of every month from 6:30-8 p.m. at Hoag Neurosciences Institute Conference Room (3rd floor of Hoag Conference Center), as well as another group at CHOC Children's Hospital the second Friday of each month from 7-8:30 p.m. More information for either group may be obtained by calling 949-764-6066.


Pickup Family Neurosciences Institute offers a complementary Insomnia Support Group for patients dealing with Insomnia. Topics include: General Insomnia information, sleep hygiene, relaxation and meditation tips.​

The support group meets the first Wednesday of every month from 5 - 6 p.m.

520 Superior Ave., Room 6
Newport Beach, CA 92663

To register, call 800-400-4624. For more information, contact Alana Sherrill, RPSGT, at the Voltmer Sleep Center at 949-764-8070.

Parkinson’s / Movement Disorders

As part of Hoag Hospital's commitment to better serve its community with the highest level of quality care, it's proud to sponsor weekly support groups and seminars for patients with Parkinson's, their families, caregivers and medical professionals. For more information, please contact Julie Treat, Hoag Neurosciences Nurse Navigator, at 949-764-6277. Learn More


The Pituitary Support Group is held on the second Monday of each month from 5-6:30 p.m. at the Hoag Advanced Technology Pavilion Conference Room. For more information, please call 949-764-6656.


The Stroke support group is held on the fourth Thursday of every month from 2-3:30 p.m. at Hoag Conference Center. For more information, please call 949-764-1454.