Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:
Type of Events Held:
- Other: Primary health cara program
- Elementary school students(1-5)
- General Public
- Patients & Caregivers
- University students
Approximate Number of People Reached:
Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:
4 conferences were given at the University of Quintana Roo reaching a total of 432 persons including students from differen areas, as well as proffessionals and general public Professors trained a total of 390 students from the primary health care program of the university in the detection of psychomotor problems in babies and toddlers, as well as in psycho-affective and mental evaluation in the elderly. Professors and students od the primary health care program of the university visited different colonies in the city to provide health consueling and detection of neurodevelopmental problems in children and psycho-affective and mental health evaluation in the elderly. Professors from health sciences division visited elementary schools and developed ludic activities with children regarding brain function.
Event Planning & Publicity
Publicity Methods Used:
- Press Release/Media Advisory
- Social Media
Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?
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?
Conferences provided important information about different neuroscience topics to the general populations. Activities developed in elementary schools and thos carried out by the primary health care program helped to reach those persons whom we could not reach through the conferences, and for whon this information was very important
Please share any suggestions or lessons learned that may help others plan future events:
Activities designed to reach the population “outside” academic forums are very useful to reach sectors of the comunity that could benefit from knowing more about different neuroscience topics but that would not attend to academic events
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