Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:
Type of Events Held:
- Social Media Campaign
- General Public
- Patients & Caregivers
- University students
Approximate Number of People Reached:
Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:
The theme of BAW was “brain health for all”. We organized five virtual events in Arabic and English. In each webinar, we had different speakers discussing different aspects of brain health. Day 1:Part I: Increasing awareness about inherited brain disorders. Part II: Consanguinity and Genetic diseases: Challenges in Sudan Day 2:Trends in Neuroscience Research Epilepsy. Day 3: Developmental delay Craniosynostosis Neurogenesis Day 4:Neurology Research in Sudan Neurogenetic Researches in Sudan A discussion with neuroscientists/neurologists on their “personal journey into the field of neurology” - panel discussion Day 5:Neurogenetics made easy - workshop Neurodegenerative disorders Autism The goals we achieved through the program: To create a passion for research in neuroscience To build and grow professional and patient-based networks To increase awareness about brain health and disease To engage and educate the public about the inheritance, role of consanguinity, and the resulting stigma in brain disorders.
Event Planning & Publicity
Publicity Methods Used:
- Social Media
Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?
What other downloadable materials would you like the Foundation to provide?
Other Downloadable Materials:
- We would like to see the material translated into Arabic
Feedback & Keys to Success
How do you feel BAW participation benefited your organization and the local community?
We experienced a different perspective in our work: to serve a wider role in public education. The event helped to raise awareness of important challenges in the community including consanguinity and stigma linked to neurological disorders. Clinicians and undergraduate students showed interest and passion to engage in basic and clinical brain research. It emphasized the need for interdisciplinary collaboration between clinicians and scientists on national and international levels.
Please share any suggestions or lessons learned that may help others plan future events:
Advertising and promoting for the online event should start as early as possible. Pre-recording lectures might help to avoid technical issues
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