Brain Awareness Week

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Sch. of Vet. Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences

Organized by:
Sch. of Vet. Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences

Participating Organizations:
Art School of Thessaloniki, Hellenic Society for Neurosciences

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:

2

Year:

2019

Type of Events Held:

  • Lecture/ Briefing

Target Audiences:

  • Other
  • University students
  • Other: Students of Lyceum of Art School of Thessaloniki

Approximate Number of People Reached:

280

Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

1.Summary of the presentation-description of the activity: The tender side of oxytocin This event was a one-day in depth presentation of the peripheral and central (to Central Nervous System) actions of the neuro-hormone oxytocin. Almost 80 students of the Art School of Thessaloniki (Lyceum) attended the event, which included lectures and a video presentation. It was commenced by Mr. Haris Dimitrakopoulos, co-organizer, biologist of the Art School. Then, Asst. Prof. Anastasia Tsingotjidou presented briefly the BAW activities both in Greece and worldwide, followed by a talk entitled: “The tender side of oxytocin”. Students asked questions and discussed topics that emerged from the presentation. At the end of the talks a video entitled “Tender Morality” was presented. The video was produced by the artist Stavros Panagiotakis. Mrs. Athina Rallis, Director of the Art School of Thessaloniki closed the event with her salutation. 2. Summary of the presentation-description of the activity The event started with salutations by Mrs. Maria Tsantarliotou, Professor of Physiology, President of the Gender and Equality Committee of the School of Veterinary Medicine, and Professors Nikolaos Papaioannou and Theodoros Dardavessis, President of the School of Veterinary Medicine and Dean of the School of Health Sciences, respectively. After a brief presentation by Asst. Prof. A. Tsingotijdou of the BAW events in Greece and worldwide, Prof. G. Papadopoulos's presented a speech entitled "Brain and gender: mutual dependencies", which was at the same time the first class of the interdisciplinary course "Gender and Equality: A Social Approach Through the Biological Sciences" to be presented to the students of the Faculty of Health Sciences.

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Emails
  • Posters/Flyers
  • Social Media

Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?

Emails were more successful because not all faculty members do have social media access.

Feedback & Keys to Success

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

The students of the Art School of Thessaloniki and the students of the Faculty of Health Sciences were aware of BAW and were interested in their activities.

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Event Photos

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Contact Information

Contact Name:

Anastasia Tsingotjidou

Contact Phone:

+302310999941

Contact Email:

astsing@vet.auth.gr

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