Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:
Type of Events Held:
- General Public
- High school students (9-12)
- K-12 Teachers
- Patients & Caregivers
- University students
Approximate Number of People Reached:
Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:
The “CARING FOR OUR BRAIN” workshop was aimed at high school students, teachers, parents and the general public. The main objective was, through informative and recreational activities, to highlight the importance of the care that we must have for good brain health. It mainly focused on three influencing factors: sleep, diet, and exercise. In addition, this activity had a dynamic nuance in the final section, with the segment of myths in Neuroscience. The occasion was used to ask questions and at the end among all those present, raffle gifts such as caps and magic cups. Both with designs alluding to the celebration. The following event, the conference “SYNAPTIC SPECIFICITY: THE NERVOUS SYSTEM FINGERPRINT AND HOW ALCOHOL AFFECTS IT” was aimed at university students, professionals, teachers, researchers, and the general public. The objective, basically informative, focused on raising awareness about what drugs, in this case alcohol, can do to the nervous system. Likewise, some of the main biological mechanisms involved in alcohol addiction were detailed. In the same way, at the end of the event, magic caps and cups were raffled among the attendees, both with designs alluding to the celebration. For both activities, we believe we have reached the goal of reaching the target audience, despite the circumstances of the moment, and that for the first time we carried it out in this way.
Event Planning & Publicity
Publicity Methods Used:
- Social Media
Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?
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?
- Brain Awareness Week Logos
Feedback & Keys to Success
How do you feel BAW participation benefited your organization and the local community?
Because Neuroscience is incipient in our environment, even more so in the University, these activities reinforce the duty and commitment to society. We have noted public satisfaction with the need for information and education on these issues. One of the objectives was to generate interest in following this discipline, especially from students in formation. We have noticed lately, more people / groups interested in Neuro, and this is fundamental for the growth of this area in our environment.
Please share any suggestions or lessons learned that may help others plan future events:
Some suggestions could be: – Carry out a pre-registration and remind those registered until the day of the event. – Carry out topics that involve dynamic activities. – Combine with topics that can arouse interest to a greater number of people.
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