Brain Awareness Week

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Castilla La Mancha University

Organized by:
Castilla La Mancha University

Participating Organizations:
University of Castilla la Mancha (department of medical sciencie and vic of culture, students, research and economy)The Dana FoundationAsociación Mutua AseguradoraAyto Ciudad RealKukuxumusuMuy InteresanteMind and Brain Federation of ParkinsonSpanish Society of NeuroscienceQuijote Convention BoureauFederation European NeurosciencesSerendipia EdPanLabAnathomics SolutionsPere Estupinyá

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:

12

Year:

2015

Type of Events Held:

  • Conference/Forum
  • Exhibit
  • Lab Tour
  • Lecture/ Briefing
  • Other
  • School Program
  • Workshop
  • Other: Constests

Target Audiences:

  • General Public
  • High School students(9-12)
  • Middle school students(6-8)
  • Patients & Caregivers
  • Professionals
  • University students

Approximate Number of People Reached:

900

Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

The V Brain Awareness Week has been carried out both in the Medical School and the open classroom placed in the center of the city to the whole population of Ciudad Real. We have welcomed 203 primary and 180 secondary school students. They have participated in the workshops “Drawn your lobes”, “Build your neuron” and “Synaptic transmission” and have visited the five free access research exhibitors (biochemistry, physiology, brain anatomy, molecular cell biology and neuropathology) placed in the Medical School. Two minisymposium (How works the human brain? Can microorganisms visit my brain?), one inaugural conference (Present and future of Huntington's disease), one special lecture (Brain and visual system) and the closing conference with open discussion (Parkinson: multiple approaches) have been performed. We have organized a workshop (The brain and feelings) to test the olfaction characteristics of the participants. In addition, an open photography exhibition "InvestigArte" has been available to visit it during the BAW. Finally, we have awarded best and secondary prizes of photography, drawing (children’s and general) and tale competitions.

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

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

Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?

Social Media. We develop a facebook group and page and a twitter count and a hastag

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:

  • Q&A: Answering Your Questions About Brain Research
  • It’s Mindboggling!
  • More Mindbogglers!

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

  • Puzzles: Adult/high school
  • Puzzles: K-12
  • Puzzles: BAW Favorites
  • Mindboggling Coloring Sheets

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

  • Fact Sheets
  • Lesson Plans
  • Activities/Experiments
  • New Puzzles/Games
  • New Coloring Sheets

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

  • BAW Flyer
  • BAW Logos
  • BAW Poster
  • BAW Web site banner
  • BAW Participation Certificate

Feedback & Keys to Success

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

I think that students (school and high school) should know what happens in their brains. And general public learn about very interesting things about brain and they also know what happens in a neuroscience lab

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

I think that we (all the neuroscientific community) need a global campaign like advertisments on tv or a short film or something that could help all the organizers to presente the Brain Awareness Week

Did/do you like our Facebook page?

No

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

All children sang together a "song" call "Brain rules"

Event Photos

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Contact Information

BAW Website:

http://www.uclm.es/cr/medicina/baw/index.html

Contact Name:

Javier Frontiñán Rubio

Contact Phone:

+34926295300

Contact Email:

baw.medicinacr.uclm@gmail.com

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