Brain Awareness Week

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Universidad de Quintana Roo

Organized by:
Universidad de Quintana Roo

Participating Organizations:
University of Quintan Roo

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:

9

Year:

2016

Type of Events Held:

  • Lecture/ Briefing

Target Audiences:

  • General Public
  • Patients & Caregivers
  • University students

Approximate Number of People Reached:

703

Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

Conferences were given at the University about binge eating disorder, addiction, sleep and non-pharmacological alternatives for psychiatric conditions. Moreover, university proffesors went outdoors to give courses and conferences directly to the people for whom this information might be more relevant. This years courses on stroke detection and prevention were give to elder people, while conferences about addiction were given to teenagers. We believe that both approaches are important, the academic at the university and the informal at specific locations outside the campus.

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Emails
  • Posters/Flyers
  • Website
  • Social Media

Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?

Social media, in particular whatsapp contacts and groups resulted very useful. Another method that gave good results was direct invitation to other universities whose students might be interested in the themes addressed at the conferences.

Resources

Other Downloadable Materials:

  • More materials in spanish
  • like puzzles
  • activities and fact sheets

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?

BAW participation has benefited both our institution and more importantly our community. Speakers share important neuroscience information in a presentation format easy to understand, allowing the public to make use of this information in their daily personal or professional life. Furthermore, taking proffessors ouside the university to reach social sectors that seldom atend to formal academic forums and give them important neuroscience information for their use is also an important success

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

Thera are social sectors that do not atend to academic forums but might use information. However it is possible to contact them in order to take the information from the universtiy directly to them.

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Event Photos

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Contact Information

Contact Name:

Luis Nuñez-Jaramillo

Contact Phone:

011 52 (983) 8350300

Contact Email:

lnunez@uqroo.mx

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