World Federation for NeuroRehabilitation

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World Federation for NeuroRehabilitation

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:




Type of Events Held:

  • Conference/Forum
  • Other
  • Other: Launched Award

Target Audiences:

  • Professionals

Approximate Number of People Reached:


Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

1) Launched the 2017 WFNR Franz Gerstenbrand Award. WFNR members and non-members worldwide can enter the Award which is worth £3000 to the winner. Named after Professor Franz Gerstenbrand, in recognition of his continuous contributions in neurorehabilitation, the Award recognises and rewards a neurorehabilitation project that has benefitted patients. Clinicians, researchers and allied health professionals who are currently working in neurorehabilitation can apply: please visit: for more information. 2) Neurorehabilitation Summit took place in Shanghai and Nanjing, China. This involved speakers from the WFNR Presidium and WFNR Special Interest Group Chairs.

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Emails
  • Press Release/Media Advisory
  • Website

Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?

It is difficult to assess which were most successful.


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

Feedback & Keys to Success

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

It is useful to have a fixed week that focusses on the brain as it channels ongoing plans and adds to the ‘volume’ of noise generated.

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Contact Information

Contact Name:

Tracey Mole

Contact Phone:

+44 (0)191 2595547

Contact Email:

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