Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:
Type of Events Held:
- Social Media Campaign
- General Public
- University students
Approximate Number of People Reached:
More than 100 people daily, the less read post has around 50 reads and the most read close to 400.
Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:
The program presented several scientists and their research related to the brain. From the study of neurons to learn more about memory, to the study of sleep, language or how to participate in scientific studies. Introducing or explaining how to use different methods and techniques (MRI, EEG, TMS, maze experiment with rodents, the study of proteins, …).
The daily reads of the Scientific Pamdemic increased a lot during the Brain Awareness week, where instead of posting one post per week or every two weeks, appeared two posts per day. The feedback both from the readers and the scientist was very positive.
The goal of the program was accomplished, however, for future editions, I would like to host more interactive sessions both online and in-person and not just in Spanish language, and, if possible inform with more time and details about the program.
Event Planning & Publicity
Publicity Methods Used:
- Social Media
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?
The participation in Brain Awareness Week has benefited the Scientific Pamdemic for collaborating with a worldwide known foundation as Dana Foundation (& FENS) and giving the opportunity to introduce great researchers in different stages of their careers. Furthermore, it has provided a good frame to learn more about the brain in general and how to study it in particular.
Please share any suggestions or lessons learned that may help others plan future events:
I will strongly recommend using this week to collaborate with any institution that has activities in order to present your research and learn more about the research for other people, and see how they present it.