Brain Awareness Week

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Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana Unidad Cuajimalpa

Organized by:
Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana Unidad Cuajimalpa

Participating Organizations:
Instituto Nacional de Neurologia y Neurocirugia Manuel Velasco Suarez

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:

One

Year:

2015

Type of Events Held:

  • Conference/Forum

Target Audiences:

  • General Public
  • University students

Approximate Number of People Reached:

2000

Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

BAW was celebrated in Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana with the conference titled: “Protector effect of a diet rich in fatty acids in Huntington's disease” imparted by Dr. Francisca Perez Severiano. Dr. Perez Severiano is a researcher from the Department of Neurochemistry of the National Institute of Neurology and Neurosurgery "Manuel Velasco Suarez”. The objective of the conference was to inform our community about a neurodegenerative disorder, Huntington´s disease and the research efforts that are oriented to find a treatment in our country. The goals we have for these year were achieved, the continuity of BAW in UAM Cuajimalpa, the interest of our community in topics about the brain were increased and satisfied with this interesting conference.

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Emails
  • Social Media

Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?

Social media, because is the most extended media for information in our community

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:

  • It’s Mindboggling!
  • More Mindbogglers!
  • The Mindboggling Workbook

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

  • Activities/Experiments

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?

Give information about the brain research, and its application in our lives is important to encourage the support for neuroscience research, also to continue to understand and find treatments for many brain disorders, and to understand the bases our behavior. The Brain Awareness week also, help to inspire young students that are interested in brain to continue with this interest, and probably some of them will become brain researchers.

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

Plan with enough time your events in order to give time for researchers to assist to the conferences.

Did/do you like our Facebook page?

Yes

Was the information provided on Facebook useful?

Experiments

Quotable comments which capture successful aspects of your event(s):

Our diet is important for ours brain health!

Contact Information

BAW Website:

N/A

Contact Name:

Contact Details

Contact Phone:

52(55) 58146500

Contact Email:

arregui.leticia@gmail.com

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