Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:
Type of Events Held:
- Press Briefing
- Social Media Campaign
- General Public
Approximate Number of People Reached:
We have reached more than 17 thousand people.
Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:
To raise the public understanding of brain health, we delivered public lectures to the population by organizing a Public Lecture for Brain Health in collaboration with both the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Education and Science. We coordinated a series of lectures about the brain, neurological and mental disorders, and their preventive interventions. The Lectures were broadcasted nationwide and disseminated through televisions, radios, newspapers, and public lectures. To actively engage the attention of both the general public and the government, a social media contest in conjunction with the forum launched prior to it. We completed the following activities: - Public Lectures for Brain Health. - Social media art contest. - Press briefing including TV interviews. Public lectures on brain awareness offered special lectures on mental health and brain science for the general population. The official opening of the public lecture, held at the Graduate School of the Mongolian National University of Medical Sciences, included the speeches by Dr. Battuvshin Lkhagvasuren, Dean of Graduate School, MNUMS. The following core concepts were covered in the public lecture program: - COVID-19 pandemic and Stress. - COVID-19 pandemic and Circadian Rhythm. - COVID-19 pandemic and Brain Education. - COVID-19 pandemic and Somatic Symptom Disorder. - COVID-19 pandemic and Mental Health Disorders. Social media art contest: In this session, 17 participants including high school students, college students, and researchers submitted 9 illustrations and 8 videos. All lectures were transmitted live on the Mongolian National Broadcasting and social media.
Event Planning & Publicity
Publicity Methods Used:
- Calendar Listings (newspapers, radio, television)
- Press Release/Media Advisory
- Social Media
Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?
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
- New Lesson Plans
- New Puzzles/Games
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?
The remarkable events have been significantly raised the awareness of neuroscience among the Mongolian population, particularly young adults including college students. That is very important for us because there has been no undergraduate or graduate program in neuroscience in Mongolia yet. We are working on introducing this new discipline in the education system.
Please share any suggestions or lessons learned that may help others plan future events:
These events were made possible by the IBRO/DANA Brain Awareness Week Grant. We are very grateful for the generous support. Next time, we'd like to target children and youth by organizing brain science fairs across the country.
Did/do you like our Facebook page?
Was the information provided on Facebook useful?
Please include more information for children and youth such as games or puzzles.