Brain Awareness Week

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Facultad de Ciencias de la Salud, Universidad Autónoma de Baja California.

Organized by:
Facultad de Ciencias de la Salud, Universidad Autónoma de Baja California.

Participating Organizations:
Capítulo Mexicano de la Society for Neurosciences, Sociedad Mexicana de Ciencias Fisiológicas

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:

6

Year:

2021

Type of Events Held:

  • Conference/Forum
  • Online/Virtual
  • School Program
  • Social Media Campaign
  • Workshop

Target Audiences:

  • General Public
  • University students

Approximate Number of People Reached:

3000

Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

In this brain week FACISALUD 2021 celebration, we had three conferences, a workshop and a ludic activity, and social media campaign of information about brain in the web page. National and international speakers participated. The talks were streamed through the continuing education channel of the Faculty of Health Sciences and the Faculty of Health Sciences Facebook page. On Tuesday 16 March 2021, PhD. Clemens Bauer of Northeastern University Interdisciplinary Science & Engineering Complex (ISEC) presented his lecture entitled "Meditation and it´s neuroplastic effects on the healthy and pathological brain"; on Wednesday 17 March 2021 the MsC. Rosa Elia Rubí Bernal from the Centro de Investigación en Ciencias Cognitivas, Universidad Autónoma de Morelos shared her lecture entitled "The brain in networks: the dictionary of the mind, on Thursday March 18, 2021 PhD. Fernanda Pérez Gay-Juárez from Neurophilosophy Lab McGill University shared with us her lecture entitled "Does the brain have gender? The risks of neurosexism"; and, on Friday 19 March the MSc. Fabiola García Martínez gave a workshop entitled "Creativity and Neuroeducation". Our public was national and international. Our winner of the first prize in the ludic activity was from the city of Puebla in the center of the country. People write us e mails saying they enjoy a lot the activities.

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Advertisements
  • Emails
  • Posters/Flyers
  • Website
  • Social Media

Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?

Social Media, it bring us the posibility to share the events even with other countries.

Resources

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

  • Other

Other Downloadable Materials:

  • Material translated to other languages as spanish

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

  • Brain Awareness Week Logos

Feedback & Keys to Success

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

People start to recognize us for the event and ask for it each year.

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

It is useful to have prepared speaches for the moderator of the events.

Did/do you like our Facebook page?

No

Event Photos

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Dr. Fernanda Pérez Gay-Juárez from Neurophilosophy Lab McGill University shared with us her lecture entitled “Does the brain have gender? The risks of neurosexism”

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Winners of the Kahoot quiz

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Dr. Clemens Bauer of Northeastern University Interdisciplinary Science & Engineering Complex (ISEC) presented his lecture entitled “Meditation and it´s neuroplastic effects on the healthy and pathological brain”

Contact Information

BAW Website:

https://www.facebook.com/Semana-del-Cerebro-UABC-FACISALUD-2021-108463477980847

Contact Name:

María Luisa García Gomar

Contact Phone:

6653937111

Contact Email:

luisa.garcia42@uabc.edu.mx

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