Brain Awareness Week

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Neurosurgical Institute of Ioannina

Organized by:
Neurosurgical Institute of Ioannina

Participating Organizations:
Co-organizer: Neurologic Department of the University Hospital of Ioannina Co-sponsor: Academy of Neurosciences

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:

7

Year:

2017

Type of Events Held:

  • Conference/Forum
  • Exhibit
  • Lecture/ Briefing
  • Other
  • Press Briefing
  • School Program
  • TV Show
  • Other: film screening in planetarium

Target Audiences:

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

Approximate Number of People Reached:

1.5

Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

The main activity of the project was a film (Neurodome) revealing images of the brain, created by Dr. Fisher Jonathan, Assistant Professor of Physiology in the New York Medical College. The film was created specifically for showing in a dome and we presented it in a transportable planetarium. This fascinating show excited the interest of the audience and introduced them in the area of Neuroscience. Next activity was an interactive learning of basic macroscopic characteristics of the human brain on models and microscopic neuronal morphology on brightfield microscopes. Finally, the pupils had the opportunity to see on monitors, videos with examples of neurons activated in different situations, like place cells in hippocampal formation. The planetarium that we used and the whole equipment was easily transportable, so it was set every day of the Brain Awareness Week in the gymnasium of a school facilitating the access for the pupils. During the weekend it was placed in a Public Hall in order to be accessible for all the citizens of Ioannina town. The audience and mainly the pupils were very enthusiastic with the event. All the activities we organized during the BAW are shown in a 3 minutes YouTube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EfJC151HfEw

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

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

Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?

Social Media and television managed to give wide publicity to the event

Resources

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

  • Puzzles: BAW Favorites
  • Brain Briefs Fact Sheets

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

  • BAW Flyer
  • BAW Logos
  • BAW Poster

Feedback & Keys to Success

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

Gave as the oportunity to talk to the local community about the ongoing international research and about the research of our institute

Did/do you like our Facebook page?

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Event Photos

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Contact Information

BAW Website:

https://www.facebook.com/events/280301745732840/

Contact Name:

Konstantinos Tsamis

Contact Phone:

306944565381

Contact Email:

ktsamis1981@yahoo.gr

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