University of Nantes / INSERM Grand Ouest

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University of Nantes / INSERM Grand Ouest

Participating Organizations:

Semaine du Cerveau Institut national de la santé et de la recherche médicale (INSERM)Université de Nantes Université de Tours Labo des Savoirs (Prun’)Muséum d’Histoire Naturelle de Nantes Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA) Médiathèque de Saint-Nazaire Médiathèque de Séverac

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:




Type of Events Held:

  • Conference/Forum
  • Exhibit
  • Lecture/ Briefing
  • Other
  • Radio Show
  • School Program
  • Other: Discussions in coffee shop

Target Audiences:

  • High School students(9-12)
  • Middle school students(6-8)
  • Other
  • Patients & Caregivers
  • University students
  • Other: Undergraduate students (16-18)

Approximate Number of People Reached:


Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

1- “CEREBRAL”: exposition related to central or gut neuronal systems and brain dysfunctions. Tablets available and exposed on a specially designed cardboard brain model at the Museum in Nantes + animations performed on Wednesday for children with neuroscience games and 3D video. Additional presence of neuroscientists from Nantes during 3 days to discuss freely with the public. Event organized by INSERM Grand Ouest, with the students from LISAA (L’Institut des Arts Appliqués) for graphical and computer-based arts, and with researchers from INSERM or INRA. Public: scholars & adults, about 2000 fothe whole week. 2-Afternoon conference on Alzheimer disease at the Museum with 2 neurologists from the CHU Nantes Hospital followed by questions from the public. Public attendance: 60-70, students and retired people. 3- Evening event with theater on “Alzheimer” (master piece from Avignon’s festival) followed by debate with 3 researchers. Public attendance: 100. 4- Evening Science-Café / discussions. “Microbiota & brain diseases” with 4 Nantes neuroscientists from INSERM or INRA. Public attendance: 60. 5-Afternoon at the Lecture Hall of University of Nantes for high school and undergraduate students. “Neuroscience research”. Attendance: 200. 6- Conference-interview/Podcast on addiction with “Le labo des savoirs” from Prun’radio & 2 researchers from Nantes-Angers University/ INSERM. Attendance: 150. 7- With Mediathèque de Saint-Nazaire, neuroconference on “DYS” symptoms and cognition. Attendance: 80. 8- Exposition and animations on Science of taste for Middle school students and general public organized by INSERM Grand Ouest with mediathèque de Séverac and researchers from Nantes. Attendance: 300

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

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

Other Publicity Methods:


Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful? because well fnown official site from Société des Neurosciences N.B.: publicity during first events were instrumental for other events


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:

  • Other

Other Dana Foundation Materials Distributed:

  • old canadian French version of Q A Answering....

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

  • Other

Other Downloadable Materials:

  • French versions

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

  • BAW Flyer
  • BAW Logos
  • BAW Web site banner

Feedback & Keys to Success

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

Gives extra publicity. First time we used it. We discovered nice tools and lessons that need to be adapted to our French public for next year.

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Was the information provided on Facebook useful?

Web site preferred to emerging facebook site

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Contact Information

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