Brain Awareness Week

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National Research Council of Italy (CNR)

Organized by:
National Research Council of Italy (CNR)

Participating Organizations:

Emilia Vitale, Umberto di Porzio, Graziella Milan and Caterina Musella.

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:

1) CNR, 2)ASL NA1-CENTROGERIATRICO FRULLONE, 3) AIMA

Year:

2016

Type of Events Held:

  • Conference/Forum
  • Lecture/ Briefing
  • Open House
  • School Program
  • Symposium
  • Workshop

Target Audiences:

  • General Public
  • Other
  • Patients & Caregivers
  • Professionals
  • University students
  • Other: bachelors
  • Other: PhD students

Approximate Number of People Reached:

500

Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

Brain Awareness week was organized in collaboration with last year high school, scientists and clinicians mainly involved in brain development and neurodegenerative disorders. There was divulgation, sharing and discussions with high school students, bachelors, caregivers and common people. The importance of prevention was communicated. Moreover, divulgations of research and future perspectives of healthy brain was very well presented discussed and perceived. We organized three distinct events in the Campania, one workshop at National Research Council of Italy (CNR) Institute of ProteinBiochemistry (IBP) with the high school students and professor Umberto Di Porzio that maintained interactive presentations on brain development. In addition, Dr. Emilia Vitale presented her lab activity on the study of molecular biomarker underlying Neurodegeneration. The students were introduced to the world of the research lab. We had then open house at ASL NA1 Geriatric Center “ Frullone “ and a conference with Alzheimer Disease Association (AIMA) and caregivers.

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Advertisements
  • Emails
  • Posters/Flyers
  • Website
  • Social Media

Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?

Social media and website

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 Brain Research

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

  • BAW Flyer
  • BAW Twitter Cover Photo
  • BAW Facebook Cover Photo

Feedback & Keys to Success

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

The day was really intense and students were totally involved, we felt that was an amazing workshop.

Did/do you like our Facebook page?

Yes

Event Photos

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Contact Information

BAW Website:

N/A

Contact Name:

Emilia Vitale

Contact Phone:

+390816132218

Contact Email:

emilia.vitale@cnr.it

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