Tuzla Brain Week (TBW) is a traditional SC „MEDICUS“ project that is organized every year in March for the past six years.
The initial idea of the project came about thanks to the engagement and desire of the students of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Tuzla for public promotion of neuroscience in the daily life activities of the general public, with a special focus on the preservation, improvement and prevention of health diseases related to the neurological system, which is considered as one of the most complex organ systems in the human body.
The project is celebrated as part of the global Brain Awareness Week (BAW) initiative launched by the DANA Foundation and commemorated annually in mid-March since 1995.
Our council has been involved in the BAW initiative since 2013, when the first TBW was implemented, and has since received support each year from the DANA Foundation and FENS as the only registered representative from Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The theme of this year’s project is called BRAINSTORMING. It is one of the creative techniques in which a large number of ideas are given in order to solve a given problem, with the aim of expressing the full capacity of imagination and intellectual abilities. In other words, people are given the opportunity to think more openly by eliminating all inhibitory factors. This topic, tailored to work with all age groups and students, aims to improve cognitive brain function, discover new ways of learning and remembering, methods of activating cortical centers to help solve problems in daily life. On this path, great importance is given to informal education, which allows the manifestation of full intellectual capacity, the development of cognition without the classical frameworks imposed by the education system.
Organising committee includes students from Medical faculty in Tuzla but also other students from University in Tuzla such as Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Philosophy and many more.
The task of every member is to provide the best terms for implementing the project, and in need to work simultaneously on different aspects needed for a project to be completed, members are divided into teams.
Every team has a work protocol and its tasks which need to be done referring to their domain of work.
Teams in the organising committee are:
- Internal Affairs Team
- Management team
- Creative Support Team
- International Cooperation Team
- Public relations and visual identity Team
- Team for scientific research
- Biomedical engineering Team
- Teams for age workshops
- Team for professional workshops