Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:
Type of Events Held:
- Press Briefing
- Other: ROAD WALK AND TALK AT MOTOR PARKS
- General Public
- University students
Approximate Number of People Reached:
Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:
REPORT ON THE LAGOS NEUROSCIENCE GROUP BRAIN AWARENESS WEEK. “PROTECT THE BRAIN: PROTECT THE FUTURE” The Lagos Neuroscience Group had her 2018 Brain Awareness Week (BAW) between the 5th and 9th of March, 2018. The week began with a press briefing on the 5th of March, 2018, which was held at the conference room of the Department of Anatomy, College of Medicine University of Lagos (CMUL). A speech with questions and answer session was delivered by Dr. Ademola Oremosu on a topic coined around the theme of the BAW “Warning against harknocks.” (https://www.vanguardngr.com/2018/03/brain-awareness-week-specialist-warns-hard-knocks/). Also at the press briefing were members of the Lagos Neuroscience group. The group had a 5 km walk on the 8th of March, 2018, from the Idi-Araba gate of the College of Medicine, of the University of Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria, to the popular and ever-busy Yaba Market in Lagos. Prior to the journey, the Provost of the College of Medicine, University of Lagos, Prof. Afolabi Lesi, congratulated and encouraged the group on her maiden outing. During the walk, well detailed handbills on “PROTECT THE BRAIN: PROTECT THE FUTURE” were distributed to people as well as short talks between the participants and members of the community. En route Yaba market, the group had a stop at a busy arena (Tejuosho plaza) for a talk. Dr Edidiong Akang delivered the talk in “pidgin language” and was translated to “Yoruba language” by Dr Olasunmbo Afolayan. The talk was solely based on the importance of the Brain and how it should be protected. Consumables that affect the brain were strongly discouraged. A song was composed by Dr O. Afolayan so as to buttress the significance of the brain.
Event Planning & Publicity
Publicity Methods Used:
- Social Media
Other Publicity Methods:
Lagos – A neuroanatomist, Dr Ademola Oremosu, on Thursday warned parents to desist from giving their children knocks on the head in the heat of anger to prevent trauma to the brain. Read more at: https://www.vanguardngr.com/2018/03/brain-awareness-week-specialist-warns-hard-knocks/
Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?
Which BAW graphic materials did you use in publicizing your events?
- BAW Flyer
- BAW Logos
- BAW Web site banner
Feedback & Keys to Success
How do you feel BAW participation benefited your organization and the local community?
WE HAVE HAD INTEREST IN VARIOUS PROFESSIONALS EVEN OUTSIDE THE MEDICAL FIELD SHOW INTEREST IN OUR RESEARCH GROUP. A LOT OF OUR FACULTY HAVE BECOME MORE INTERESTED IN NEUROSCIENCE WORKSHOPS AND CONFERENCES
Please share any suggestions or lessons learned that may help others plan future events:
WELLL , THE BAW IS VERY HELPFUL IN BRINGING TO THE PUBLIC AND FUTURE GENERATION THE IMPORTANCE OF THE BRAIN. WE NOW HAVE MORE TIME TO PLAN AND BE MORE INCLUSIVE IN THE SUBSEQUENT BAW WEEK AWARENESS
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