Brain Awareness Week

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Anadolu University Faculty of Health Sciences Department of Speech and Language Therapy

Organized by:
Anadolu University Faculty of Health Sciences Department of Speech and Language Therapy

Participating Organizations:
Speech and Language Therapy Undergraduate and Graduate Students Speech and Language Therapy Professionals, Family Physicians, the members of Eskişehir & Bilecik Medical Chamber

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:

2

Year:

2021

Type of Events Held:

  • Conference/Forum
  • Lecture/Briefing
  • Online/Virtual

Target Audiences:

  • Professionals
  • University students

Approximate Number of People Reached:

200

Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

1. Professor Şükrü Torun shared up-to-date information on the neurobiological basis of music-brain interactions at the "Music Is So Good For Our Brain" event. Also Dr. Torun also gave examples of how musical elements are used as a tool in the Neuro-Creative Music therapy approach he developed. Participants were pleased to get to know both the neuroscientific aspects of music-brain interactions and the scientific music therapy discipline more closely. 2. Speech and language therapy students, teaching staff, and experts at all levels showed great interest in the "Primary Progressive Aphasia (PPA)" event held in webinar format. Our guest speaker, lecturer neurologist Dr. Mustafa Seçkin shared the current literature on PPA and his own new research with the participants.

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Emails
  • Posters/Flyers
  • Social Media

Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?

Since people use social media more widely, especially during the pandemic period we are in, I think it was more effective to share the posters and flyers related to the events on social media.

Resources

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

  • Adults' Fact Sheets

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

  • New Fact Sheets

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

  • Brain Awareness Week Logos
  • Brain Awareness Week Editable Flyer

Feedback & Keys to Success

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

I think that participating in the brain awareness week has increased the awareness of medical professionals about the Brain-language relationship and Language and Speech Therapy and contributed to the formation of new communication channels between different health professions.

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

The Brain is closely related to sensory, motor, cognitive, emotional and psychosocial functions. It will be beneficial to share its different aspects with all segments of our societies in the presence of current scientific data. However, of course, in an interesting and understandable style..

Did/do you like our Facebook page?

Yes

Was the information provided on Facebook useful?

Yes, I believe the information provided on the Brain Awareness Week Facebook page is helpful. Up-to-date information on common neurodevelopmental problems such as autism spectrum disorder and dyslexia may be included a little more. It may also be encouraging to share brief information on BAW events reported from various countries on this page, with a nice thank you.

Event Photos

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Music is very good for our brain!

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A group of participating family physicians and neurologists attending our online BAW events.

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Anadolu University SLT Department Head Prof. Dr. İlknur Mavis and our “Primary Progressive Aphasia” webinar speaker Neurologist Dr. Mustafa Seçkin.

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“PPA” webinar starts: Guest speakers and moderators

Contact Information

Contact Name:

Prof. Dr. Sukru Torun

Contact Phone:

+90 5324211336

Contact Email:

torunarts@hotmail.com

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