Brain Awareness Week

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Macquarie Neurosurgery

Organized by:
Macquarie Neurosurgery

Participating Organizations:

MQ HealthArmChair Medical

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:

2

Year:

2021

Type of Events Held:

  • Lecture/Briefing
  • Other
  • Other: Morning tea

Target Audiences:

  • Professionals

Approximate Number of People Reached:

70

Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

– Webinar on stroke management – 2 speakers, a neurologist and a neurosurgeon – with over 50 practitioners attending in partnership with the Brain Foundation – Brain-shaped stress relief balls distributed to all patients and staff along with brochures printed to raise awareness on stroke risks and how to keep a healthy brain – Morning tea organized with our team along with a brain quiz. Winner got a ‘brain food’ basket i.e. food renown to shape brain faculties

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Emails
  • Mailings
  • Social Media

Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?

Mailings as they were targeting the right audience for webinar: health care professionals, mainly GPs

Resources

What downloadable materials from the Foundation did you use for your events?

  • Adults' Fact Sheets

What other downloadable materials would you like the Foundation to provide?

  • New Fact Sheets
  • Activities/Experiments

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

  • Brain Awareness Week Logos

Feedback & Keys to Success

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

Great team bonding through the brain quiz morning tea – boosted morale and team spirit. Created more awareness amongst our direct health professionals audience and potentially more referrals to our practice. More exposure for our practice through sharing our BAW initiatives on social media.

Please share any suggestions or lessons learned that may help others plan future events:

A poster for BAW 2021 would have been awesome – I saw you did it in the previous years and we definitely would have used a material like this to advertise our initiatives.

Did/do you like our Facebook page?

No

Event Photos

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Contact Information

Contact Name:

Clementine Cordier

Contact Phone:

+61478490189

Contact Email:

ccordier@mqneurosurgery.com

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