Brain Awareness Week

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Sri Venkateswara Institute of Medical Sciences

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Sri Venkateswara Institute of Medical Sciences

Participating Organizations:
Report on BAW -2015 celebrations by Dr.V.Subhadra DeviAs part of BAW celebrations the Department of Anatomy, Sri Padmavathi Medical College for Women (SPMCW) under Sri Venkateswara Institute of Medical Sciences (SVIMS) conducted various events from 18th to 20th of arch,2015 to bring awareness among the students of Medical and paramedical courses of the university and the Secondary education students of selected Government schools and public of Tirupati area of Andhra Pradesh in India.The var

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:

Four

Year:

2015

Type of Events Held:

  • Exhibit
  • Lab Tour
  • Other
  • Press Briefing
  • School Program
  • Other: Mind games
  • Other: puzzles
  • Other: recall memory testing
  • Other: MCQ's
  • Other: show on drive through functional areas of brain
  • Other: all competitions with prize distribution

Target Audiences:

  • General Public
  • High School students(9-12)
  • Patients & Caregivers
  • Professionals
  • University students

Approximate Number of People Reached:

Thousand

Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

Exhibition, Competitions for high school, paramedical and medical students and prize distribution for winners of 1st,2nd and 3rd places in each category. Objective is to make the students and public to be aware of the normal brain, its structure and function, foods that boost brain power, awareness on brain health. The goals were achieved.

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Press Release/Media Advisory
  • Other

Other Publicity Methods:

Display in the entrance of the hospitalSending information to the nearby schools

Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?

Both were successful as they reach the patients, public and students

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:

  • none

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

  • Puzzles: Adult/high school
  • Puzzles: K-12

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

  • Lesson Plans
  • New Puzzles/Games

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

  • BAW Web site banner

Feedback & Keys to Success

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

It benefitted the organizers in wrking as a team and get sensitized about the BAW. People started asking for similar events at frequent intervals

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

More of public participation to be encouraged THe events to be expanded in a bigger scale with visits to remote villages conducting camps and exhibition on wheels to make them aware

Did/do you like our Facebook page?

No

Was the information provided on Facebook useful?

Yes

Quotable comments which capture successful aspects of your event(s):

"Ideas are born in the brain - Brain is the birth place of ideas" on the pencil sketch showing a foetus in brain.

Event Photos

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Contact Information

Contact Name:

Subhadra devi Velichety

Contact Phone:

91877 7777

Contact Email:

sdvelichety@hotmail.com

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