Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:
Type of Events Held:
- Lecture/ Briefing
- Open House
- General Public
- Patients & Caregivers
Approximate Number of People Reached:
Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:
DBSA Colorado Springs held an Open House and Lecture, 7:00pm,Thursday, March 15, 2018. In addition, we had guest speaker, John Fleming, MD, PLLC, who presented a lecture entitled, “Newest Treatments for Depression: rTMS and Ketamine: Latest Advancements and Applications” The audience was very receptive to hearing about what new protocols are coming on the scene to treat mood disorders, where they are now available, and whether they are covered by insurance. Although scheduled to end by 9:00pm, many stayed far beyond with questions.
Event Planning & Publicity
Publicity Methods Used:
- Calendar Listings (newspapers, radio, television)
- Press Release/Media Advisory
- Social Media
Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?
Of the Dana Foundation publications/resources distributed at your event(s), if any, please indicate the three most popular. Please choose up to three. If "other," please indicate below:
- Q&A: Answering Your Questions About The Brain
- It’s Mindboggling!
- More Mindbogglers!
- BAW Pencils
- Brain-shaped Erasers
- The Mindboggling Workbook
Other Dana Foundation Materials Distributed:
- Fact sheets
What downloadable materials from the Foundation did you use for your events?
- Q&A: Answering Your Questions About Brain Research Fact Sheets
- Brain Briefs Fact Sheets
What other downloadable materials would you like the Foundation to provide?
- New Fact Sheets
Which BAW graphic materials did you use in publicizing your events?
- BAW Flyer
- BAW Logos
- BAW Poster
Feedback & Keys to Success
How do you feel BAW participation benefited your organization and the local community?
This annual event allows DBSA Colorado Springs to highlight the importance of brain research. Interestingly, many mental health professionals attended this year’s Open House and Lecture, and our presenters have continued to ask that they be asked to return the following year.
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