Monday, March 28, 2011

Health Journalism 2011 (Association of Health Care Journalists)

Health Journalism 2011
Association of Health Care Journalists
04/14/11 - 04/17/11
Philadelphia, PA

Hundreds of journalists will meet in Philadelphia's historic district to attend dozens of panels, join workshops, take field trips and report on newsmaker briefings focused on the various aspects of covering health, medical research, public health, policy issues, consumer health and the business of health care.

Along with panel sessions and workshops, special events will include our popular Freelance PitchFest, the 2010 Awards for Excellence in Health Care Journalism luncheon, exhibitor hall prize drawings and a Welcome to Philadelphia reception.

Among the dozens of expert speakers and instructors joining us this year:

• Brian Deer, the British reporter who exposed the weaknesses in a study that led parents all over the world to withhold vaccines from their children
• Walt Bogdanich, investigative editor for The New York Times and former 60 Minutes producer.
• David Blumenthal, national coordinator for health information technology, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

The Association of Health Care Journalists is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing public understanding of health care issues. Its mission is to improve the quality, accuracy and visibility of health care reporting, writing and editing. There are more than 1,000 members of AHCJ.

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