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Training: Conferences

Gnat Lines News Briefing: Real Health and Medical News for Working Reporters

04/12/07 - 04/13/07     Lake Blackshear Resort, Cordele, GA

AHCJ is a sponsor of this event. Board members Charles Ornstein and Karl Stark will be among the panelists. Topics include stroke, HIPAA, genetics and researching local hospitals. Limited to 30 reporters.

Schedule

Thursday, April 12

6-7 p.m. Registration and reception

7-10 p.m. Dinner

Welcome: E. Culpepper Clark, Dean, Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Georgia

Introduction: Patricia Thomas, Knight Chair in Health & Medical Journalism, Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Georgia

Keynote: Fragile X Syndrome: Basic Mechanisms and Therapeutic Developments. Stephen T. Warren, Ph.D., Chairman, Department of Human Genetics and Professor of Human Genetics, Biochemistry and Pediatrics, Emory University School of Medicine

Friday, April 13

6:30-8:15 a.m. Breakfast

8:15 a.m. Welcome and introduction: Patricia Thomas, Knight Chair in Health & Medical Journalism, Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Georgia

8:30 a.m. Covering your local hospital: Quality.
Charles Ornstein, public health and health policy reporter, Los Angeles Times

10:00-10:30 a.m. Break

10:30 a.m. Covering your local hospital: Money.
Karl Stark, national/foreign editor, The Philadelphia Inquirer

12:00 - 1:15 p.m. Lunch

1:15 p.m. Opening the therapeutic window for stroke treatment.
Byron D. Ford, Ph.D., Director, Center for Neuroprotection, Neurorepair and Stroke and Associate Professor of Anatomy and Neurobiology, Morehouse School of Medicine

2:15 p.m. What happens behind bars doesn't stay there: Interventions can protect community health.
Rhonda Conerly Holliday, Ph.D., Research Assistant Professor of Community Health and Preventive Medicine, Morehouse School of Medicine

3:15 - 3:30 p.m. Break

3:30 p.m. Circadian rhythms and health: Bad news about shift work and jet lag?
Alec J. Davidson, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Anatomy and Neurobiology, Morehouse School of Medicine

4:30 p.m. Conference wrap-up: Patricia Thomas

4:45 p.m. Departure