Brain Awareness Week

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Monash University

Organized by:
Monash University

Participating Organizations:
Brain Foundation and Alfred Health

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:

2

Year:

2019

Type of Events Held:

  • Lecture/ Briefing
  • Other
  • Other: Ask a researcher information sessions in the hospital

Target Audiences:

  • General Public
  • Patients & Caregivers
  • Professionals

Approximate Number of People Reached:

250

Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

We ran 2x Ask a researcher information sessions and held 1 public lecture. The objectives were to promote awareness to the public about the brain and disorders which occur due to dysfunction, also to reach out to our collaborators and donors. We had 40 people attend our public lecture and multiple members of the public ask / take information they were interested in at the information sessions. We shared our recorded public lectures on our school websites and have received 470 views in the last 3 weeks since making them live.

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Advertisements
  • Emails
  • Posters/Flyers
  • Press Release/Media Advisory
  • Website
  • Social Media

Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?

Social media and emails

Resources

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

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

  • Q&A: Answering Your Questions About Brain Research Fact Sheets
  • Puzzles: BAW Favorites
  • Puzzles: Successful Aging & Your Brain
  • Brain Briefs Fact Sheets

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

  • Activities/Experiments

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?

Absolutely, we have had more people follow us on our social media channels.

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

We would like name tags and a sign to indicate the information we provide is free. We also will set aside more time to prepare as schools we wanted to visit had finalised their curriculum already.

Did/do you like our Facebook page?

No

Event Photos

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Contact Information

BAW Website:

https://www.monash.edu/medicine/ccs/events/2019-baw-public-lecture

Contact Name:

Loretta Piccenna

Contact Phone:

+61399030879

Contact Email:

loretta.piccenna@monash.edu

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