Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:
Type of Events Held:
- Other: Blog Tour
- General Public
- High School students(9-12)
- University students
Approximate Number of People Reached:
Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:
The objective of my blog tour was to explain how the human brain is organized, how it is researched and why the most recent literature provides clues to how Alzheimer's disease becomes established. While the information in the 7 articles of the tour includes recent research data, the articles are written at a level that the public can understand. I am very pleased with the reader response during brain awareness week. The tour remains active on my website and is still gathering new reads. It can be accessed at https://www.MedicalScienceNavigator.com/brainawareness. Eighty seven people accessed the main tour page . "Neurons and the Brain's other 90% of Cells" has been visited by 54 people and was the most popular page. The number of people reading each of the 7 articles ranged from 25 to 54. A link to the tour will remain on the menu bar of my regular blog until next year.
Event Planning & Publicity
Publicity Methods Used:
- Press Release/Media Advisory
Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?
Other Dana Foundation Materials Distributed:
- A Glossary of Key Brain Terms
- How Does the Brain Work
- How Does the Brain Develop
Which BAW graphic materials did you use in publicizing your events?
- BAW Logos
Feedback & Keys to Success
How do you feel BAW participation benefited your organization and the local community?
Participating in BAW allowed me to reach more people with my blog devoted to teaching people how to successfully navigate medical science. I have a particular interest in developing new approaches to preventing Alzheimer's disease, and the larger the audience I can reach to open discussion of that topic the better.
Please share any suggestions or lessons learned that may help others plan future events:
Blog tours are a good way to reach people if you cannot do a physical event. Blog tours can be done on other people's blogs or your own. I think next year I will set up a tour on other people's blogs to expand my audience.
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