Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:
Type of Events Held:
- Lecture/ Briefing
- University students
Approximate Number of People Reached:
Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:
At the Sarajevo School of Science and Technology (SSST), during the lecture for the Introduction to Medical Research subject which is being taught to the 3rd year Medical Degree students (a class of 31 students), four students held 15-minute oral presentations on the following brain disorders-related topics: Depression, Schizophrenia, Epilepsy and Stroke. The talks were held in the main lecture theatre at the SSST on the 16th of March 2017, during the Brain Awarenes Week 2017, in order to join the global campaign for raising awareness towards the complexities of brain-related and mental heath disorders. We have continued discussing brain-related disorders throughout March and April. I sincerely hope that the memory of all of us discussing an altogether 31 different brain-related topics will remain with this class of Medical Students when they begin on their journey as Medical Doctors.
Event Planning & Publicity
Publicity Methods Used:
- Social Media
Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?
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?
The 3rd year Medical School students are discussing an altogether 31 different brain-related and mental health disorders. I believe that, prior to this event, they have not heard that some of them even existed.
Please share any suggestions or lessons learned that may help others plan future events:
I, as the students' lecturer, have organised a large chocolate cake to be delivered to us, on the 16th of March 2017, the start of our discussions of brain-related and mental health disorders, because cocoa in chocolate is an antioxidant and it protects the brain from oxidative damage. I also brought other brain-protective foods - almonds, walnuts and olive oil to be head with small pieces with bread, as nuts and Mediterranean diet reduce our risk of Alzheimer's disease. I think that this made the event a little bit fun for the students.
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