Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:
Type of Events Held:
- Lecture/ Briefing
- School Program
- General Public
- High School students(9-12)
- Patients & Caregivers
Approximate Number of People Reached:
Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:
In one event, for the HS students, the speaker, Prof. Antonio Virgili, illustrated the connections between adolescence body changes and brain changes. To study brain changes, may help in explaining some teen behaviours and some psychological disturbance in adolescence. Contemporary neuroscience research is showing how brain changes may affect body systems, behaviours and attitudes. Teenagers’ brain development is often overlooked, and adolescents need to know more about it and how to improve brain and health well-being. Many students asked questions and asked for further information. In the other event, the two speakers, discussed about stress, anxiety and neurotransmitters (Prof. Antonio Virgili) and about brain neuro – inflammation, immunity, and some neuro – related syndromes (Dr. Rosario Savino). To act directly of indirectly, even through integrative psychosomatic techniques, on neurotransmitters can help in therapies to reduce stress and anxiety, now in more widespread among young people too. Brain neuro-inflammation and immune response today help to understand various behavioral disorders previously considered only mental disorders. In this way the diagnostic procedures and therapies require to be set according to different criteria. Some autism researches were clear examples of this need.
Event Planning & Publicity
Publicity Methods Used:
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
Other Dana Foundation Materials Distributed:
- no further materials available this year
What downloadable materials from the Foundation did you use for your events?
- BAW Certificate of Participation
What other downloadable materials would you like the Foundation to provide?
- Fact Sheets
- Lesson Plans
Which BAW graphic materials did you use in publicizing your events?
- BAW Flyer
- BAW Logos
- BAW Poster
- BAW Web site banner
Feedback & Keys to Success
How do you feel BAW participation benefited your organization and the local community?
Among the immediate outcomes, many questions and requests for further seminars. Thanks to Centro Studi Internazionali, that is Member of the United Nations Academic Impact, and to volunteers of Corpo Italiano di San Lazzaro there will some further events for students and general public.
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