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Training: Workshops & Seminars

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Learn how to use National Library of Medicine research tools
  10/09/10 Cleveland, OH
 

Interested in forming a Cleveland chapter?

Join us for a free workshop for journalists on researching medical stories.

You'll get expert instruction on using the National Library of Medicine's latest research tools. Join us as NLM senior staffer Rob Logan, former science reporter, editor and journalism professor, provides hands-on, interactive training.

The workshop also is a chance to gauge interest in a regional chapter of AHCJ, which could lead to more training, networking and socializing opportunities.

AHCJ-NLM Health Journalism Fellowships
  09/12/10 - 09/16/10
 

AHCJ-NLM Fellowship logoThe Association of Health Care Journalists has teamed up with the National Library of Medicine to present the second AHCJ-NLM Fellowships. AHCJ will select four journalists to spend a week on the campus of the National Institutes of Health.

2010 Influenza Workshop for Journalists
  08/23/10 - 08/24/10 Atlanta, GA
 

AHCJ has sponsored 14 journalists to take part in a two-day workshop at the CDC about covering influenza. The workshop includes a series of on-the-record sessions with CDC experts to prepare front-line journalists for the upcoming flu season. Public health experts are providing a primer on the flu, examine how it is being tracked, expectations for vaccines and antivirals, and what communities can do to deal with the fallout.

The Cutting-Edge of Doctor/Patient Care: Telemedicine, Teleradiology and Telehealth Defined
  07/12/10 Oakland, CA
 

AHCJ Chapter EventThe notion of the "doctor is in" is undergoing rapid changes, thanks to technology that can skip the doctors' office entirely for some appointments. As health journalists, we can answer questions such as: What are the benefits of "telemedicine" for doctors and patients? What are the downsides? How does telemedicine work and how widespread is it likely to become in the months and years ahead? Will it curb runaway health care costs? We'll explore these questions and more.

Applications due: AHCJ Media Fellowships on Health Performance
  07/09/10
 

Logo: AHCJ Media Fellowships on Health PerformanceAHCJ has announced a fellowship program to help journalists understand and report on the performance of local health care systems and the U.S. health system as a whole. The AHCJ Media Fellowships on Health Performance, supported by The Commonwealth Fund, provides for training as well as field reporting assistance.

The program for mid-career journalists is intended to give print, broadcast and online reporters an opportunity to learn about examples of high-performing health care systems, to focus on innovations in care delivery, and to explore a system or its significant parts to determine what makes that system effective or ineffective. Fellows will be able to examine providers of care, insurers, regulators and policymakers. 

AHCJ's San Francisco Bay Area Chapter: Resources for Health Reporters Post-Health Care Reform
  06/16/10 Oakland, CA
 

Join AHCJ's San Francisco Bay Area chapter for an insider's look at one of the best resources for health information in the Bay Area: the California HealthCare Foundation. Now that we have a national health care reform bill, what does that mean for California? Join us for perspectives from a leading authority on health care in the state. We'll learn about resources for reporters and specifics about how the new reform bill will affect various sectors of health care in California in the months and years ahead.

What’s next? Reporting on health reform between now and 2014
  06/10/10 Washington, DC
 

 A briefing with some top Washington-based journalists sponsored by the Association of Health Care Journalists, the Alliance for Health Reform and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

After an intense year of covering health reform, the subject now seems more complicated than ever. Implementation timelines go on for page after page. Many questions seem to have no answers, at least not yet.  Seems like a good time to take a breath and plot out how to cover health reform for the rest of this year, and the time leading up to 2014.

Rural Health Journalism Workshop
  06/04/10 Kansas City, MO
 
Rural  Health Journalism Workshop 2010

AHCJ's Center for Excellence in Health Care Journalism will present this complimentary workshop, which will focus on special health concerns of America's rural populations and how reporters can better cover them. This is a special no-fee workshop to help you find and cover health stories in rural America.

 

Missouri State of Health
  01/29/10 Jefferson City, MO
 

A day devoted to journalists across Missouri will give reporters access to state officials and health experts with a focus on improving health reporting. The news-breaking event will provide journalists with the tools needed to improve the depth and amount of coverage focused on critical state and local health issues. The seminars will provide journalists from Missouri insight into state government's role in health policy. The journalists will leave the event with stories for their newsrooms right away, plus solid ideas for future health-related stories. Attendees will hear the latest on a variety of topics, especially important during a time when health – from reform to H1N1 – makes news every day.

Kansas State of Health
  01/15/10 Topeka, KS
 

A day devoted to journalists across Kansas will give access to state officials and health experts with a focus on improving health reporting. The news-breaking event will provide journalists with the tools needed to improve the depth and amount of coverage focused on critical state and local health issues. The seminars will provide journalists from Kansas insight into state government's role in health policy. The journalists will leave the event with stories for their newsrooms right away, plus solid ideas for future health-related stories. Attendees will hear the latest on a variety of topics, especially important during a time when health – from reform to H1N1 – makes news every day.

AHCJ-CDC Health Journalism Fellowships
  12/14/09 - 12/18/09 Atlanta, GA
 

AHCJ-CDC FellowshipsThe Association of Health Care Journalists has teamed up with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for this national fellowship program for journalists. Ten fellows are chosen to spend a week studying a variety of public health issues at two CDC campuses. The fellowships include membership, travel, lodging and meals.

Aging in the 21st Century
  10/16/09 - 10/17/09 Miami, FL
 

Aging in the 21st CenturyOver the next 20 years, the 65-plus population is projected to grow four to six times as fast as the population as a whole. Learn what the hot-button issues in our aging society will be and what you need to be reporting on now.

What's ahead in research on chronic conditions, Alzheimer's and genetics? What's evolving in technology? What will be expected of caregivers? What kind of medical coverage will these seniors need? How do changing ethnic populations impact aging issues?

Come explore these issues and more so you can start telling these stories now.

 

Reporting health stories from any beat
  10/16/09 Los Angeles, CA
 

This panel, presented at the California Chicano News Media Association's Journalism Opportunities Conference, will help reporters who don't normally cover health learn how to cover the health angles on their beats.

AHCJ-NLM Health Journalism Fellowships
  09/13/09 - 09/17/09 Bethesda, MD
 

AHCJ-NLM Health Journalism Fellowships

The Association of Health Care Journalists has teamed up with the National Library of Medicine to present the first AHCJ-NLM Fellowships. AHCJ will select four journalists to spend a week on the campus of the National Institutes of Health.

CDC flu briefing
  08/24/09 - 08/25/09 Atlanta, GA
 

AHCJ sponsored 12 journalists to take part in a two-day workshop at the CDC about covering seasonal influenza and the A-H1N1 flu virus, now grabbing the headlines. The workshop includes a series of on-the-record sessions with CDC experts to prepare front-line journalists for the upcoming flu season.

Midwest Health Journalism Fellows: Rural Health Focus Day and Graduation
  06/05/09 Kansas City, MO
 

The 2008-09 Midwest Health Journalism Program Fellows will attend a seminar on covering rural health issues and will officially graduate from the program.

N.Y. Chapter: Overcoming the hurdles: How to write accurate medical stories on deadline
  05/18/09 New York, NY
 

AHCJ member Gary Schwitzer will address the challenges of writing accurate, balanced and complete stories on deadline despite biased sources and commercial pressures in the medical industry. Schwitzer will use real stories as examples to show how it doesn't take an extra thousand words of type or 10 minutes of air to write a solid medical story.

AHCJ-CDC Health Journalism Fellowship Program
  02/08/09 - 02/13/09 Atlanta, GA
 

AHCJ-CDC FellowshipsThe 11 journalists in the the first class of AHCJ-CDC Health Journalism Fellows will spend a week studying public health issues at two Atlanta campuses of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The fellowship program, supported by the CDC Foundation, will include presentations, roundtable discussions and lab tours on epidemiology, global disease prevention efforts, obesity, vaccine safety, pandemic flu preparedness, autism and many other topics.

Visit to CDC for 2008-09 Midwest Health Journalism Program fellows
  12/03/08 - 12/06/08
 

The 2008-09 Midwest Health Journalism Program fellows will visit the CDC to learn more about how that agency works, what resources it has available and how to best use those resources. The fellows also visit the Carter Center. This competitive fellowship program picks 10 journalists from Kansas and Missouri each year for special training sessions, mentoring and access to AHCJ conferences, workshops and resources.

Missouri Health Policy Summit
  10/31/08 Columbia, MO
 

AHCJ is a sponsor of the 6th Annual Missouri Health Policy Summit, hosted by the Center for Health Policy at the University of Missouri.

Urban Health Journalism Workshop
  10/17/08 - 10/18/08 New York, NY
 

Urban Health Journalism WorkshopSessions will explore the health issues of children, seniors and immigrants in urban settings, as well as topics such as obesity, mental health, disaster preparedness and the mapping of local health data. Come get the tools to better investigate, understand and relate the health of your city.

Health reporting boot camp for 2008-09 Midwest Health Journalism Program fellows
  08/17/08 - 08/20/08 Columbia, MO
 

This intensive boot camp for the 2008-09 Midwest Health Journalism Program brings the fellows together with top health care journalists for in-depth sessions on how to report on specific health care issues. This competitive fellowship program picks 10 journalists from Kansas and Missouri each year for special training sessions, mentoring and access to AHCJ conferences, workshops and resources.

Kick-off workshop for 2008-09 Midwest Health Journalism Program fellows
  07/26/08 Kansas City, MO
 

This kick-off workshop brings the class of fellows together with experts to learn more about politics and policy, stakeholders in the health care debate and ideas for generating stories. This competitive fellowship program picks 10 journalists from Kansas and Missouri each year for special training sessions, mentoring and access to AHCJ conferences, workshops and resources. 

Rural Health Journalism Workshop
  05/02/08 - 05/04/08 Columbia, MO
 

Rural Health Journalism WorkshopAHCJ's Center for Excellence in Health Care Journalism will present the workshop, which will focus on special health concerns of America's rural populations and how reporters can better cover them.

Covering Global Health
  05/02/08 - 05/03/08 Seattle, WA
 

This conference is designed to help journalists navigate the complex scientific, medical and political issues involved with global health, to assess what's working and what's not, and make these stories meaningful to local audiences.

Midwest Health Journalism Fellows visit the CDC
  12/06/07 - 12/07/07 Atlanta, GA
 

Midwest Health Journalism ProgramThe 2007-08 fellows will pay a visit to the Centers for Disease Control. They will take part in two days of educational sessions, briefings and tours with CDC personnel.

Conflict of interest in health care: How to spot it, what to do about it
  11/05/07 New York, NY
 

The New York chapter heard from five speakers about conflicts of interest in health care. The event, at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, examined how to recognize potential conflicts, including marketing vs. education, the pharmaceutical industry's gift giving to doctors and how it might affect prescribing habits and similar issues.

Urban Health Journalism Workshop
  10/12/07 - 10/13/07 New York, NY
 

Urban Health Journalism Workshop 2007AHCJ - and its Center for Excellence in Health Care Journalism - held its first Urban Health Journalism Workshop. Sessions explored the health issues of children, seniors and immigrants in urban settings, as well as obesity, mental health, disaster preparedness and the mapping of local health data.

Multicultural health in the Bay Area: The untold story
  09/11/07 San Francisco, CA
 

Bay AreaThree dozen journalists gathered at the San Francisco Chronicle for a workshop on multicultural health issues in the Bay Area.

Covering disparities in health and health care is not the same as reporting the latest drug trial or diet advice. Culture, history, money and biology intertwine to influence health and health care. This workshop builds on AHCJ's recently published multicultural health resource guide, which was supported by The California Endowment, to help you sharpen your skills, learn practical tips, and avoid lurking traps in this important, yet underreported area. Experienced journalists share their hard-earned lessons. Health experts flag common errors and misconceptions, while also providing an overview of what researchers really know.

Midwest Health Journalism Program
  08/12/07 - 08/15/07 Columbia, MO
 

Midwest Health Journalism ProgramTraining event for the 2007-08 Midwest Health Journalism Program fellows.

Midwest Health Journalism Program
  07/28/07 Kansas City, MO
 

Midwest Health Journalism ProgramKickoff training event for the 2007-08 Midwest Health Journalism Program fellows.

San Francisco chapter - Conflict of interest in health care: How to spot it, what to do about it
  05/08/07 San Francisco, CA
  Join the Bay Area chapter of the Association of Health Journalists for a lively discussion. Find out how to unearth potential conflicts of interest when reporting on drug treatments -- and what to do once you've uncovered them. Please RSVP by May 4.
Kickoff meeting of the Chicago chapter
  04/23/07 Chicago, IL
  Speaker: Daniel Levinson, inspector general for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
NY chapter event - Medical Devices: Uncharted Territory
  02/26/07 New York, NY
  Costly drugs and Big Pharma garner the majority of media coverage, yet medical devices and diagnostics are a massive, fast-growing market. Find out about trends, sources, and the latest advances in this important yet still under-reported sector.
Health Policy Communications Interest Group Meeting
  02/13/07 Washington, DC
  AHCJ President Trudy Lieberman - with Julie Appleby, USA Today, and Mary Agnes Carey, CQ Healthbeat - joined a panel of health care journalists sharing insights on what journalists need to effectively report on health care policy.
SF chapter - After-work gathering
  01/25/07 San Francisco, CA
  End your work day with a friendly gathering of coworkers and friends. No guest speakers or panels, just mingling with colleagues about hot topics in health journalism.
The Next Big (Health) Crisis � And How to Cover It
  11/30/06 - 12/02/06 Cambridge, MA
  Renowned scientists, public health officials and journalists will examine the threat of an influenza pandemic – and how to cover it – while sharing lessons learned.
The Future of Medicare
  11/17/06 Washington, DC
  Washington, D.C., chapter event
NY chapter - The newest media for journalists
  09/26/06
  Learn how to add the latest in podcasting, digital images, audio, and more to your stories.
SF chapter: South Bay gathering
  07/12/06 Palo Alto, CA
  For friends and colleagues in the South Bay, the San Francisco chapter met at Nola's Restaurant and Bar in Palo Alto.
NY chapter - Narrative medical nonfiction for journalists & authors
  06/27/06 New York, NY
  An inside look at "the new journalism."
SF chapter - The Buck Institute
  06/10/06 CA
  The Northern California Science Writers Association had open spots available for its all-day field trip to the Buck Institute, a facility devoted to research on the process of aging and age-associated disease.
SF chapter - Social hour
  06/09/06 San Francisco, CA
  The chapter met at the Vino Venue on Mission Street in San Francisco to network, chat and meet fellow Bay Area health journalists.
SF chapter - Health journalism schmooze
  05/19/06 San Francisco, CA
 

Bay Area health care writers, editors, reporters and authors gathered at the 13 Views bar at the top of the Hyatt Regency Embarcadero for a Health Journalism Schmooze.

SF chapter - Journalism in the bean-counter culture
  04/26/06 San Francisco, CA
  Taking the pulse of the current newsroom: With resources cut and bottom-line pressures escalating, what's happening to journalism?
NY chapter - Health News Schmooze
  04/24/06 New York, NY
  A friendly after-work get-together. No guest speakers or presentations, just a chance to chat with colleagues about hot topics in health journalism.
NY chapter - Breaking it down with big pharma
  03/23/06 New York, NY
  Drug companies seem to spend almost as much on marketing as on science, making it hard for us to penetrate their products and research. What's the best way to get the straight dope?
SF chapter - Social hour
  03/23/06 San Francisco, CA
  The chapter met at the Vino Venue in San Francisco to network, chat and meet fellow Bay Area health journalists.
SF chapter - New Year's party
  01/31/06 San Francisco, CA
  The Bay Area chapter hosted a Happy New Year event open to all health care writers, editors, reporters, authors in the Bay Area.
NY chapter - The bottom line on online health reporting
  09/26/05 New York, NY
  Editors from leading electronic media spoke with members about freelance opportunities, salaries, deadlines, pro's and con's, and how electronic is different from print or broadcast journalism.
DC chapter event
  09/12/05 Washington, DC
  Dr. Tony Fauci, head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, met with members of the Washington, D.C. chapter.
NY chapter- Behind the scenes with health broadcasters
  07/18/05 New York, NY
  Those who have wondered what it's like to cover the health beat live -- on radio, television or cable -- were able to talk informally with three on-the-air staff and freelance reporters.
DC chapter event - Newt Gingrich
  06/28/05 Washington, DC
  The Washington, D.C. chapter met with Newt Gingrich, the former House speaker and potential 2008 Republican presidential candidate, at his Center for Health Transformation.
DC chapter - Hands-on medical simulation
  05/18/05 New York, NY
 
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