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Training: Workshops & Seminars

World Conference of Science Journalists

10/26/17 - 10/30/17     San Francisco, CA

 2017 World Conference of Science JournalistsThe Association of Health Care Journalists has agreed to collaborate on the curriculum for the 10th World Conference of Science Journalists slated for fall 2017 in San Francisco.

AHCJ will partner with the National Association of Science Writers and the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing on programming for the global event, being held in the United States for the first time. All three organizations are affiliated with the World Federation of Science Journalists, which connects science, health, environment and technology writers around the world.

Health journalism track produced by the Association of Health Care Journalists with support from The Commonwealth Fund Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust.

AHCJ members get a $60 early-bird discount but you must register no later than Aug. 1.

The final registration deadline is Oct. 12. These sessions will be at the Marriott Marquis. See the full conference schedule.

Oct. 26

2:45 p.m.–4 p.m.

Tapping Databases for Scientific Evidence on Health

Oct. 27

10:45 a.m.–noon

The Global Refugee Crisis: Changing Health Needs

1:30–2:45 p.m.

Why Social Determinants Matter in Health Journalism


3:15–4:30 p.m.

The Challenges of Covering Infectious Disease Outbreaks

Oct. 28

10:45 a.m.–noon

Slow-Motion Epidemics: The Global Threat of Chronic Disease

1:30–2:45 p.m.

Reporting with Clarity on Vaccines and Vaccine Development

3:15–4:30 p.m.

Antibiotic Resistance: The Next Challenges