“Neurological diseases around us” public campaign

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On March 16-22, “Young Biologists Association” NGO, in collaboration with the Yerevan State University Student Scientific Society, organized “Neurological diseases around us” public campaignin the frame of “Brain Awareness Week 2015”.

The “Neurological diseases around us” public campaign was aimed to raise public awareness about neurodegenerative (e.g. Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease etc.)  diseases.

The stand-up banners were exhibited on March 16-22, 2015 in the central building of Yerevan State University. Each banner presented one public figure or celebrity, who has been touched with neurodegenerative disease (e.g. Alzheimer disease, Parkinson disease etc.) and the necessary information about disease.

The quiz-contests on neurological disorders were organized via Young Biologists Association’s Facebook page and the seven winners received the prizes (books etc.) and certificate of participation.

On 18-20 of March, the movie screenings, discussions and presentations in YBA office was organized.Topics of presentations were Parkinson’s, Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and Alzheimer’s diseases.

The “Neurological diseases around us” public campaign will be continued during next weeks in other universities of Armenia. The next university will be the European Regional Educational Academy of Armenia. The stand-up exhibition will be presented and seminars as well as movie screenings will be organized.

The Brain Awareness Week (BAW) is the global campaign to increase public awareness of the progress and benefits of brain research .It is an opportunity to let people know about the progress that are being done in brain research as well as progress in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disorders of the brain. The Brain Awareness Week celebrates its 20 years.

The “Neurological diseases around us” public campaign is organized with support of the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS) and The DANA Foundation.

 



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