Brain Awareness Week

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Czech Neuroscience Society

Organized by:
Czech Neuroscience Society

Participating Organizations:
Institute of Experimental Medicine, Czech Academy of Sciences

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:

14

Year:

2015

Type of Events Held:

  • Lecture/ Briefing
  • Press Briefing

Target Audiences:

  • General Public
  • High School students(9-12)
  • Other: Press/Media

Approximate Number of People Reached:

1,894 people attended

Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

The aim of our program this year was to students and the general public the opportunity to hear about the latest findings and exciting prospects in neuroscience research. Leading experts from the Czech Republic, who investigate brain activity, its treatment and functions, were able to pass on their knowledge to almost 2000 high school students and members of the general public. Among the major contributors to the lecture series was one of the Institute’s own, prof. MD. Eva Syková, MD., a leading expert in the field of stem cells, who spoke specifically about the use of stem cells in the treatment of brain diseases. Another expert, prof. MD. George Raboch, MD., from the Psychiatric Clinic, 1st Medical Faculty, Charles University, spoke on the topic: Mental disorders and society. Following his lecture, prof. MD. Josef Syka, MD., also from the IEM ASCR, led an exciting discussion on the topic of how our brain perceives sound. Prof. MD. Richard Rokyta, MD., President of the Czech Medical Academy, offered his professional insight into modern treatments of chronic pain, whilst prof. MD. Cyril Höschl, MD., from the National Institute of Mental Health, gave a lecture about the neurobiology of schizophrenia. Furthermore, a leading expert in the study of multiple sclerosis, prof. MD. Eva Havrdová, PhD. addressed in her lecture the theme of multiple sclerosis as a disease of civilization. In addition to this, other experts were also able to share new insight from their brain research.

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Emails
  • Posters/Flyers
  • Press Release/Media Advisory
  • Website

Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?

Direct contact with schools was perhaps the most successful as we were able to arrange for whole classes to attend the events.

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:

  • BAW Pencils and Erasers
  • BAW Buttons

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

  • BAW Logos

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Contact Information

Contact Name:

Eva Sykova

Contact Phone:

(+420) 24106 2230

Contact Email:

sykova@biomed.cas.cz

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