Brain Awareness Week

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Neuroscience Society of Turkey

Organized by:
Neuroscience Society of Turkey

Participating Organizations:

Neuroscience Society of Turkey (NST) FENS Society for Neuroscience

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:

35

Year:

2017

Type of Events Held:

  • Conference/Forum
  • Lab Tour
  • Lecture/ Briefing
  • Press Briefing
  • School Program
  • TV Show
  • Other: Movie evenings
  • Other: chess games
  • Other: visit to the house of elderly
  • Other: neuroquiz in shopping centers

Target Audiences:

  • Elementary school students(1-5)
  • General Public
  • High School students(9-12)
  • Middle school students(6-8)
  • Patients & Caregivers
  • University students

Approximate Number of People Reached:

1500

Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

Our BAW activities were in nine cities with a high number of collaborators. We performed a high variety of activities including public conferences, school conferences, nursery school activities, visits to house for the elderly, activities in shopping malls, neuroanatomy laboratory tours to high school students, movie evenings, television and radio programs. Our collaborators were: Selim Kutlu in Konya, Esat Adıgüzel in Denizli, Necip Kutlu and Ertuğrul Tatlısumak in Manisa, Ferhan Esen in Eskişehir, Ahmet Ayar in Trabzon, Piraye Kervancıoğlu and Mustafa Orhan in Gaziantep, Işıl Aksan Kurnaz, Esin Öztürk Işık, Kemal Türker, Yasemin Gürsoy Özdemir and Meral Yüksel in Istanbul, Hilmi Uysal in Antalya, Leyla Şahin and Nailcan Öztürk in Mersin, and Gulgun Sengul, Burcu Balkan and Aysegül Keser in Izmir. We had a high BAW media coverage with a program on TRT Radio 1, three TV programs, a high number of articles on newspapers and internet. Our activities were public conferences, five high school conferences, movie evenings, a simultaneous chess game, neuroquiz in shopping centers, neuroanatomy lab tour for 60 high school students, and nursery school activities. For the schools visited, books and brain anatomy canvas posters were given as presents. A brain book was given to each student in the lab tour, and posters on brain health, caps and mugs were widely distributed to students and public.

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Calendar Listings (newspapers, radio, television)
  • Emails
  • Posters/Flyers
  • Press Release/Media Advisory
  • Social Media

Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?

Media activities - articles in newspapers, radio and television programs can reach many people.

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
  • Staying Sharp: Successful Aging and the Brain

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

  • Brain Briefs Fact Sheets

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

  • New Puzzles/Games
  • New Coloring Sheets

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

  • BAW Flyer
  • BAW Logos
  • BAW Poster
  • BAW Web site banner
  • BAW Facebook Cover Photo

Feedback & Keys to Success

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

Our BAW activities had very good reaction from especially the students (primary school, high school and university students) and from general public. BAW is also very important for our organisation, we are pleased to have a public outreach with these activities.

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

We believe reaching the university students is the most effective way for reaching the public, making them understand the brain and brain research.

Did/do you like our Facebook page?

Yes

Was the information provided on Facebook useful?

Yes

Event Photos

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Contact Information

BAW Website:

N/A

Contact Name:

Gulgun Sengul

Contact Phone:

+905326860921

Contact Email:

gulgun.sengul@gmail.com

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