Brain Awareness Week

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Student Council of Medical Faculty Tuzla „MEDICUS“

Organized by:
Student Council of Medical Faculty Tuzla „MEDICUS“

Participating Organizations:
Medical Faculty Tuzla, University of Tuzla, University Clinical Center Tuzla, Public Health Home Tuzla, Federal Ministry of Education of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Government of Tuzla Canton, The DANA Foundation, Federation of European Neuroscience Societies

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:

8

Year:

2019

Type of Events Held:

  • Conference/Forum
  • Lecture/ Briefing
  • Press Briefing
  • Radio Show
  • School Program
  • TV Show
  • Workshop

Target Audiences:

  • Elementary school students(1-5)
  • General Public
  • High School students(9-12)
  • Middle school students(6-8)
  • Patients & Caregivers
  • Professionals
  • University students

Approximate Number of People Reached:

833, Male 318 and Female 515

Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

- Age Workshops - promoting neuroscience, healthy habits and useful information about the nervous system, for all age groups, in a specially designed way. Organized 6 workshops for 80 participants of different ages, all the way from preschool to elderly age, including children with special needs. - Professional workshops - linking research and clinical application of knowledge and skills. We had 11 workshops for 104 participants. There has been a total of 167 applications for participation. - Student scientific- research session - a congress session where active students had the opportunity to present their work. 11 papers were presented, and the best three were awarded awards - Biomedical engineering – part of this project was dedicated towards the promotion of mutual benefits and collaborations between doctors and engineers. We had 3 workshops for 70 people. Also, there was a special full-day session which was attended by over 200 people. -TBW quiz – a quiz testing participants cognitive and logical skills. There were 30 participants this year divided into 6 teams. - TBW talks – motivational speech of young professionals and their stories of success. We had 6 speakers with the attendance of 60 students. -International participants - 134 entries were received from participants from 15 countries (Iraq, Turkey, Macedonia, Serbia, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Egypt, Sudan, Israel, Italy, Slovenia, Greece, Germany, Morocco and India) A total of 30 active participants was accepted due to budget limitations. - Media – over 20 public media appearances and mora than 50 media headlines via web-portals and newspapers.

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Advertisements
  • Mailings
  • Press Release/Media Advisory
  • Website
  • Social Media

Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?

Most successful were the social media and press releases. Social media because of its vast coverage and previously build-up community of those interested in neuroscience, thanks to the previous TBW projects. We have used that base on our social media to spread the message even further. On the other hand, to have a better outreach towards the general public, press releases and public appearances via TV, radio, newspaper, have proven quite useful.

Resources

Of the Dana Foundation publications/resources distributed at your event(s), if any, please indicate the three most popular. Please choose up to three. If "other," please indicate below:

  • BAW Stickers

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

  • BAW Bookmark
  • Brain Briefs Fact Sheets

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

  • New Fact Sheets

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

  • BAW Logos
  • BAW Web site banner
  • BAW Facebook Cover Photo

Feedback & Keys to Success

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

The organizers of this year's teams received predominantly positive comments from different population groups (students, professors, participants of age and expert workshops, the public, doctors, engineers, etc.). Most direct and indirect beneficiaries of the project agree that this project has a unique and recognizable place in the promotion of health, science, integration and cooperation between different areas both in Tuzla and throughout Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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

Ensure letters of support from the appropriate institutions in advance in order to secure as much time as possible for the fundraising and budget funding.

Did/do you like our Facebook page?

Yes

Was the information provided on Facebook useful?

It was quite helpful. A great addition to the current digital campaign would be a well-designed digital material for social media updates.

Contact Information

Contact Name:

Adnan Mujanović

Contact Phone:

00 387 62 907 767

Contact Email:

adnan.mujanovic5@gmail.com

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