Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:
Type of Events Held:
- School Program
- Other: info desk
- Elementary school students(1-5)
- General Public
- High School students(9-12)
- Patients & Caregivers
Approximate Number of People Reached:
Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:
The porpouse of our BAW’s events was to ge t involve more people as possible from young to adult and old people in differents place. For this reasons we organized events with different main topic: ‘NeuroEducation’; ‘BrainyKids’; ‘My Brain in Action’; ‘Get Connected’. The main topics of the events were the relation between brain and fitness,the importance of learning new languages, we explain the nervous system and the prevention of brain injiuries, with more of 600 partecipants. We had explored the cognitive benefits of exercises in healthy and pathological state and we underlined the importance of prevention campaign for brain injiuries. Indeed, we went to different local schools to talk about neuroscience with children, adolescents and disabled children. We were host of the local department of Neurosurgey where we set up an info desk where we illustrated the role of neuropsychologist in the treatment of neurologic patients and their family. This first edition of BAW-Calabria 2017 achieved a resounding success!
Event Planning & Publicity
Publicity Methods Used:
- Calendar Listings (newspapers, radio, television)
- 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 Brain Research
What downloadable materials from the Foundation did you use for your events?
- Q&A: Answering Your Questions About Brain Research Fact Sheets
- BAW Bookmark
- BAW Certificate of Participation
- Puzzles: Grades 3-5
What other downloadable materials would you like the Foundation to provide?
Which BAW graphic materials did you use in publicizing your events?
- BAW Logos
Feedback & Keys to Success
How do you feel BAW participation benefited your organization and the local community?
I pointed out the importance of the role of Psychologist in the present community. Primarily, one young female psychologist have organized for the first time in Reggio Calabria a series of events for an international contest in the field of Neuroscience by involving local institutions with the support of medical local representatives.
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Was the information provided on Facebook useful?
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