Brain Awareness Week

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Anadolu University Faculty of Health Sciences

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Anadolu University Faculty of Health Sciences

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:

13

Year:

2017

Type of Events Held:

  • Conference/Forum

Target Audiences:

  • General Public
  • Other
  • University students
  • Other: Families

Approximate Number of People Reached:

250

Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

Our goal was to raise the brain awareness with the perspective of speech and language therapists (SLTs) and medical doctors. For this purpose, we arranged some panels and conferences about the speech-language disorders related with the brain such as Parkinson's Disease, Stroke causing Aphasia and Alzheimer's. During our conferences, while medical doctors gave detailed information about these diseases, SLTs explained the nature of speech and language disorders resulting from these diseases. Also, they gave sufficient information about the rehabilitation of language disorders. Furthermore, there was a panel about Cri Du Chat Syndrome in which a family whose child has Cri du Chat Syndrome participated as a member of panel. The audience was the families and university students. During this activity, a peadiatric neurologist gave information about the neurological factors of this syndrome. While geneticists informed the audience in the matter of syndrome's genetic formation, an SLT mentioned swallowing and language disorders in respect to the syndrome. A Social worker also participated in this panel with her presentation. Thanks to the presentations, panels and conferences, we think we achieved our goal about the brain awareness. Our audience gave positive feedback about the organization which made us satisfied and encouraged for the further activities.

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Posters/Flyers
  • Social Media

Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?

Social media was the most successful publicity method as we reached more people.

Resources

Which BAW graphic materials did you use in publicizing your events?

  • BAW Logos
  • BAW Poster
  • BAW Web site banner

Feedback & Keys to Success

How do you feel BAW participation benefited your organization and the local community?

BAW participation allowed us to reach many people to raise the brain awareness. After the panel about Cri Du Chat Syndrome, Provincial Health Director of our city promised to make some regulations in favor of children with Cri Du Chat Syndrome.

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Contact Information

Contact Name:

Sukru Torun

Contact Phone:

+90 222 33505080

Contact Email:

torunarts@hotmail.com

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