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Health Journalism 2012: Program

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Health Journalism 2012

Conference schedule
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2012 Exhibitors
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See a detailed schedule with descriptions of each event.

Thursday

Time

Event/Panel

Location

 6:30-8:30 a.m.

Sunrise Workshop
Group run/walk and idea session

Wake up early and gather at 6:30 for an easy-paced run or walk with 1972 Olympic runner Jeff Galloway. We’ll depart from the hotel on foot. This isn’t a competition – runners and walkers are welcome. The run/walk will follow a downtown route you can easily tailor for your own pace, time and distance. Return to the hotel on foot for a light post-run snack and chat with Galloway.

There was limited space available for this event and all slots have been filled.

Galloway conducts training programs across North America, has authored or co-authored more than 20 books about running or walking, and is a Runner’s World columnist. He’ll draw from these experiences and observations to discuss stories, ideas and resources for journalists who write about health and fitness.

Participants should have time to shower and change to before the rest of the day’s hotel-based workshops.

Georgia 2

8 a.m.

Field trip buses depart

This year's field trips include opportunities to experience virtual reality therapy, learn about biosafety training in a laboratory, meet with researchers, visit the CDC’s Emergency Operations Center, labs that deal with foodborne illnesses and infectious viruses and diseases, observe pediatric heart procedures, go on rounds of neonatal intensive care unit, take part in a live broadcast for hospitalized children, learn about life after cancer and more. Read more about the field trips.

NOTE: There are no more spots available for the field trips. If you sign up for field trips, you will be placed on a waiting list.

Workshops

Two workshop tracks on Thursday will offer training in critical skills for journalists. Follow one track, and you’ll end up with essential knowledge to assess medical evidence in your reporting, better grasp of the intricacies of FOI laws, and expert advice to find local stories in just-updated life expectancy data. Come aboard another track, and you’ll gain more confidence in using high-tech tools in demand for journalists. Sessions will offer tips to improve your use of video, upgrade your social media vehicle, master the more advanced Google tools, blend reporting with tech skills for telling new stories, and looking at journalism as an all-platform proposition. Or cross tracks to tailor your own day of learning!

Track 1

10 a.m.-noon

Evaluating medical evidence for journalists

Learn how to uncover the flaws in published medical research – essential knowledge for journalists charged with evaluating the quality of evidence and the potential tradeoffs between benefits and harms.

• Instructor: Ivan Oransky, M.D., executive editor, Reuters Health; blogger, Retraction Watch and Embargo Watch
• Instructor: Gary Schwitzer, publisher, HealthNewsReview.org

Capitol South

Noon-12:30 p.m.

Lunch

12:30-2:15 p.m.

The working  journalist's guide to using FOI laws

Public records are at the core of some of the most influential health journalism of recent years. This nuts-and-bolts workshop will show you how it’s done. You will learn when and how to file requests under state and federal Freedom of Information laws, what you can do to make those requests successful, what pitfalls to avoid, where to turn for help and what options you have when responses are slow or inadequate. You will develop ideas for stories drawn from FOI requests on your own beat. And you’ll leave jazzed about making public records a regular part of your reporting.

• Instructor: Charles Davis, Ph.D., associate professor, Missouri School of Journalism
• Instructor: Christina Jewett, health and welfare reporter, California Watch and the Center for Investigative Reporting
• Moderator: Felice Freyer, medical writer, The Providence Journal

Capitol South

2:30-4:15 p.m.

See the latest life expectancy trends by county

Explore trends in life expectancy for men and women as the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation releases the only county-by-county assessment of life spans in the United States. Conference attendees will have an exclusive first look at which counties are living longest and which are falling behind. They will be able to take the data, maps and graphics to write stories about their own communities.

• Instructor: Ali Mokdad, Ph.D., professor of global health, Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington

Track 2
(Track 2 is sponsored by the University of Georgia)

10-11 a.m.

Video the right way

You have gear and know how to use it, but how do different stories engage users? Participants will see examples, weigh the pros and cons of five types of video stories, and determine whether they work better as stand-alone pieces or part of a package.

• Instructor: Mark Johnson, senior lecturer, Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Georgia

Atlanta 1, 2, 3

11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

Give them something to talk about

You know how to use Twitter and other social media, but are you and your work at the center of the online conversation? Learn to use digital tools and emerging technology to get everyone talking.

• Matt Thompson, editorial product manager, NPR

12:15-12:45 p.m.

Lunch

12:45-1:45 p.m.

Google tools for health reporters

An insider’s guide to Google tools that will help health journalists search for information more efficiently, quantify trends, add visuals to their stories, and increase audience engagement.

• Sandra Heikkinen, global communications and public affairs manager, Google Inc.

Atlanta 1, 2, 3

2-3 p.m.

Working with geeks to tell new stories

When does a reporter need to look for data-savvy experts to analyze data and frame questions to get the best stories out of large datasets? Lance Williams will use his recent experience working with precision journalism expert Steve Doig and reporters Christina Jewett and Monica Lam to ferret out shoddy and costly Medicare billing by a Southern California hospital chain to demonstrate when and how to work with experts in data analysis.

• Instructor: Lance Williams, senior reporter, California Watch and the Center for Investigative Reporting

3:15-4:15 p.m.

Entrepreneurial journalism in an all-platform world

In an era of “hyperconnectivity” storytelling has taken on new form. It’s dynamic, social and highly interactive. Unlike “campfire stories,” modern narrative involves immersive, multi-way experiences that draw a person deeper into a story, compelling them to participate, share and act. It’s the kind of “engaged” experience savvy audiences crave. Journalists today wrestle with shifting priorities, convergence of technology and newsroom roles. Learn about the art, science and importance of a modern story and get tips for keeping up with the important industry trends.

• Instructor: Victor Hernandez, news futurist, CNN Worldwide

 

4:30-5:15 p.m.

Newcomers' welcome

New members and first-time attendees are encouraged to drop in for a primer on making the most of the conference and how making AHCJ your professional home can pay off for years.

Atlanta 1, 2, 3

5:30-7 p.m.

Kickoff session: A conversation with President and Mrs. Carter

Former President Jimmy Carter and first lady Rosalynn Carter will sit down with Health Journalism 2012 attendees at the conference’s kickoff session on April 19 to discuss issues in global health and mental health, and efforts under way at The Carter Center to address both. The Carters founded The Carter Center in 1982 in Atlanta to advance peace and health around the world.

Capitol Center/South

7 p.m.

Welcome to Atlanta Reception

Take advantage of this casual opportunity to greet and catch up with your fellow health care journalists.

Capitol North

Friday

7:30 a.m.

Breakfast available

Exhibit Hall

8-9 a.m.

Networking breakouts

♦ Broadcasters

Georgia Foyer

♦ Editors

Georgia Foyer

♦ Freelancers

Georgia 13

9-10:20 a.m.

Moves to address access to dental care

• Shelly Gehshan, M.P.P., director, Pew Children’s Dental Campaign, Pew Center on the States
• Michael Helgeson, D.D.S., chief executive officer, Apple Tree Dental, Coon Rapids, Minn.
• Jeffrey Parker, M.P.A., chief executive officer, Sarrell Dental Center, Anniston, Ala.
• Moderator: David Wahlberg, reporter, Wisconsin State Journal

Atlanta 1, 2, 3

Is the workplace prepared for an increase in adults with autism?

• Scott Bales, geographic information systems specialist, Environmental Protection Division, Georgia Department of Natural Resources
• Ami Klin, Ph.D., director, Marcus Autism Center; professor & chief, Division of Autism and Developmental Disabilities, Department of Pediatrics, Emory University School of Medicine
• Scott Standifer, Ph.D., assistant director, Region 7 Technical Assistance and Continuing Education Center; organizer, Autism Works National Conference; clinical associate professor, School of Health Professions, University of Missouri
• Moderator: Carla K. Johnson, medical writer, The Associated Press

Atlanta 4, 5

Will Medicare survive the decade? 

• Henry Aaron, Ph.D., senior fellow, Brookings Institution
• Robert E. Moffit, Ph.D., senior fellow, Center for Policy Innovation, The Heritage Foundation
• Tricia Neuman, Sc.D., senior vice president and director, Program on Medicare Policy, Kaiser Family Foundation
• Moderator: Trudy Lieberman, contributing editor, Columbia Journalism Review

Capitol South

The expanding health needs of veterans

• Stella D. Nelms, Ph.D., clinical psychologist, Palliative Medicine, Atlanta VAMC
• Barbara Olasov Rothbaum, Ph.D., professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Emory University School of Medicine; director, Emory Trauma and Anxiety Recovery Program
• Moderator: Joanne Kenen, AHCJ topic leader/health reform; deputy health care editor, PoliticoPro

Capitol Center

Is earlier diagnosis of Alzheimer's around the corner?

• Neil Buckholtz, Ph.D., chief, Dementias of Aging Branch, National Institute on Aging
• William Hu, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor, Department of Neurology, Emory University School of Medicine
• Allan Levey, M.D., Ph.D., chair, Department of Neurology, Emory University School of Medicine; director, Emory Center for Neurodegenerative Disease
• Moderator: Judith Graham, AHCJ topic leader/aging; independent journalist, Denver

Capitol North

10:40 a.m.-noon

Global health: How a shrinking world means increasing threats

• Paul Emerson, Ph.D., director, Trachoma Control Program; co-director, Malaria Control Program, The Carter Center
• Jeffrey P. Koplan, M.D., M.P.H., vice president for global health, Emory University; director, Emory Global Health Institute
• Venkat Narayan, M.D., Hubert professor, Department of Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University
• Moderator: Maryn McKenna, independent journalist, Atlanta

Capitol Center

Identifying disparities in diagnosis and treatment

• Vladimir N. Cadet, M.P.H., clinical writer/analyst, ECRI Institute
• Beatrice Gee, M.D., F.A.A.P., associate professor, clinical pediatrics, Morehouse School of Medicine; medical director, Sickle Cell and Hematology Program, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
• Theresa Gillespie, Ph.D., associate professor, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine and Winship Cancer Institute
• Moderator: Carrie Teegardin, reporter, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Capitol South

Future of artificial intelligence in patient care

• Michael A. Covington, Ph.D., associate director, Institute for Artificial Intelligence, University of Georgia
• Martin Kohn, M.D., chief medical scientist, IBM
• Fred Trotter, patient hacktivist, Cautious Patient Foundation
• Moderator: Antonio Regalado, business editor, Technology Review

Atlanta 1, 2, 3

Freelance: Pitches that are a hit with editors

• Christine Gorman, health editor, Scientific American
• Richard Kirkner, editor-in-chief, Optometry Times, Advanstar Communications
• Brendan Maher, feature editor, Nature
• Anna Maltby, associate health editor, Self
• Moderator: Colleen Paretty, executive editor, WebMD Magazine

Atlanta 4, 5

Seeing through the rhetoric in health reform debates

• J. Michael Brewer, president, Lockton Benefit Group
• John Rother, president, National Coalition on Health Care
• Michael W. Wagner, assistant professor, Department of Political Science and College of Journalism and Mass Communications, University of Nebraska
• Moderator: Noam Levey, staff writer, Los Angeles Times

Capitol North

Noon-1:20 p.m.

Lunch on your own

1:20-5 p.m.

Freelance PitchFest

Editors from magazines, newspapers, websites are coming to meet AHCJ's freelance members! This session has been created to give you an opportunity to sit down and discuss your ideas one-on-one with editors from selected outlets. Bring your best ideas and be prepared to sell your work. You will be able to sign up for appointments online in advance and some appointments will be reserved for on-site registration.

• Valarie Basheda, senior editor, WebMD
• Mary Carter, senior editor/health, WebMD
• 
David Corcoran, editor, Science Times
• Peter Dykstra, publisher, Environmental Health News and The Daily Climate
• John Fairhall, editor in chief, Kaiser Health News
• Denise Fulton, executive editor, IMNG Medical Media
• Peggy Girshman, editor, Kaiser Health News
Christine Gorman, senior editor, Scientific American; representing the web site and magazine as well as Scientific American Mind
• Lena Huang, editorial director, CURE Magazine
• Richard Kirkner, editor-in-chief, Optometry Times, Advanstar Communications
• 
Brendan Maher, feature editor, Nature
• Anna Maltby, associate health editor, SELF Magazine
• 
Marcy O'Koon Moss, editor in chief, Arthritis Today
• 
Ivan Oransky , M.D., executive editor, Reuters Health
• 
Colleen Paretty, executive editor, WebMD Magazine
• Joy Taylor, editor, Allhealthcarejobs.com
• Organizer:
Jeanne Erdmann, independent journalist, Wentzville, Mo.

Georgia 13

1:20-2:40 p.m.

Mental health: Integrating behavioral health with primary care

• John Bartlett, M.D., M.P.H., senior project adviser, Primary Care Initiative, Carter Center Mental Health Program
• Larry Fricks, deputy director, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and the Health Resources Services Administration Center for Integrated Health Solutions; director, Appalachian Consulting Group
• Parinda Khatri, Ph.D., director of integrated care, Cherokee Health Systems
• Moderator: Joanne Silberner, independent journalist, Seattle

Capitol North

What's the future for primary care?

• Frank Don Diego, M.D., family practitioner; academic chair, combined Floyd Medical Center Allopathic and Osteopathic Family Medicine Residencies
• David Satcher, M.D., Ph.D., director, The Satcher Health Leadership Institute, Morehouse School of Medicine
• Barbara L. Schuster, M.D., campus dean, Georgia Health Sciences University, University of Georgia Medical Partnership
• Moderator: Andy Miller, editor, Georgia Health News

Capitol Center

Hepatitis: New battle lines in war on silent killer

• Matthew Herper, senior editor, Forbes
• Samir Parekh, M.D., assistant professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Digestive Diseases, Emory University School of Medicine
• Andi Thomas, president, HealthPro Solutions
• John Ward, M.D., director, Viral Hepatitis Program, CDC
• Moderator: Scott Hensley, Shots blog writer and editor, NPR

Capitol South

A reporter's guide to medical decision making

• Michael J. Barry, M.D., president, Informed Medical Decisions Foundation
• Clarissa Hsu, Ph.D., research associate, Center for Community Health and Evaluation, Group Health Research Institute
• Joe Selby, M.D., M.P.H., executive director, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute
• Moderator: Gideon Gil, health and science editor, The Boston Globe

Atlanta 4, 5

2:40-3:40 p.m.

Drawings and a snack

Exhibit Hall

3:40-5 p.m.

 

How will citizen scientists impact medicine?

• Katherine Leon, patient advocate and member of Inspire's WomenHeart Support Community
• Barry Silverman, M.D., Mark Silverman chair of cardiac education, the Piedmont Heart Institute.
• Paul Root Wolpe, Ph.D., director, Center for Ethics, Emory University
• Moderator: Alicia Chang, science writer, The Associated Press

Atlanta 1, 2, 3

Neuroplasticity 101: It really is all in your head

• Cathrin Buetefisch, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor, Department of Neurology, Emory University School of Medicine
• Stuart W. Hoffman, Ph.D., Scientific Program Manager for Brain Injury, Rehabilitation Research and Development Service
• Michael J. Kuhar, Ph.D., researcher, Yerkes National Primate Research Center; Candler professor of neuropharmacology, Emory University School of Medicine
• Paul J. Nussbaum, Ph.D., adjunct professor of neurological surgery; University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
• Moderator: Eileen Beal, independent journalist, Cleveland

Capitol North

Global effort on HIV/AIDS: Lessons learned

• Susan Allen, Ph.D., professor of pathology and laboratory medicine, Emory University School of Medicine; professor, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University
• Paula Frew, Ph.D., M.A., M.P.H., assistant professor, Department of Behavioral Sciences and Health Education; director of community research and assistant professor, Emory University School of Medicine
• Jonathan Mermin, M.D., M.P.H., director, HIV/AIDS Prevention Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
• Moderator: Dan DeNoon, senior medical writer, WebMD

Capitol Center

Medicaid: Covering cost-cutting efforts and impact of health reform

• Matt Salo, executive director, National Association of Medicaid Directors
• David Tatum, vice president, government and community affairs, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
• Christine Vestal, senior writer, Stateline, Pew Center on the States
• Moderator: Phil Galewitz, senior correspondent, Kaiser Health News

Capitol South

Broadcast recap: Turning the day’s sessions into stories

There are important stories. There are stories with great sound and pictures. Broadcasters seek to have each story be both. Join us to examine some of the important topics covered by panels earlier in the program. Experienced local and network reporters and editors will help discover audio and video elements and angles that will make engaging segments for television, radio or multimedia web and mobile sites. A session also will be offered on Saturday.

• Jeff Baillon, investigative reporter, KMSP-Minneapolis
• Cal Callaway, managing editor, WAGA-Atlanta
• Kelley Weiss, broadcast reporter, CHCF Center for Health Reporting
• Moderator: Andrew Holtz, M.P.H., independent journalist, Portland, Ore.

Atlanta 4, 5

5:20-6:20 p.m.

Membership meeting

Come hear about AHCJ's latest efforts from your elected board.

Capitol North

Saturday

7:30 a.m.

Breakfast available

Exhibit Hall

9-10:20 a.m.

Diabetes' impact on diverse populations 

• Connie Crawley, M.S., R.D., L.D., nutrition and health specialist, The University of Georgia Cooperative Extension
• Janice P. Lea, M.D., M.Sc., F.A.S.N., professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Renal Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine
• Rita J. Louard M.D., F.A.C.P., F.A.C.E., director, Clinical Diabetes Program - Moses Campus, Montefiore Medical Center; associate professor of clinical medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
• Moderator: Yanick Rice Lamb, editor-at-large, Heart & Soul, associate professor, Howard University Department of Journalism

Capitol North

Are your local hospitals targeting health care-acquired conditions?

• Karen Adams, Ph.D., vice president, National Quality Forum
• Sarah R. Callahan, M.H.S.A., project director, NAPH Safety Network National Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems
• Eugene Litvak, Ph.D., president and chief executive officer, Institute for Healthcare Optimization
• Joseph McCannon, senior adviser to the administration, group director for learning and diffusion, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
• Moderator: Mark Taylor, independent journalist, Chicago

Capitol Center

Food safety: Getting beyond the annual scare

• Christopher Braden, M.D., director, Division of Foodborne, Waterborne and Environmental Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
• Caroline Smith DeWaal, J.D., food safety director, Center for Science in the Public Interest
• Gale Prince, president, Sage Food Safety Consultants
• Moderator: Deborah Schoch, senior writer, CHCF Center for Health Reporting

Capitol South

Economic determinants of child health

• Kathleen Adams, Ph.D., professor, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University; health economist, Division of Reproductive Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
• Rishi Manchanda, M.D., M.P.H., founder, HealthBegins
• Andrew Racine, M.D., Ph.D., chief of general pediatrics, The Children's Hospital at Montefiore
• Moderator: Barbara Feder Ostrov, deputy editor, ReportingOnHealth.org

Atlanta 1, 2, 3

Freelance: Having a social media presence

• Scott Hensley, Shots blog writer and editor, NPR
• Serena Marshall, independent journalist, Washington D.C.
• Maryn McKenna, independent journalist, Atlanta
• Moderator: Lisa Zamosky, independent journalist, Los Angeles

Atlanta 4, 5

Translational research: Tracking a drug or therapy through the process

• Nikhil Khushalani, M.D., associate professor of oncology, Roswell Park Cancer Institute
• Donald Stein, Ph.D., Asa G. Candler Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine
• Moderator: Eric Rosenthal, independent journalist, Philadelphia

Georgia 2

10:30-11:30 a.m.

Newsmaker briefing

• Speaker: Janet Woodcock, M.D., director, FDA Center for Drug Research and Evaluation

Capitol South

11:40 a.m.-1:40 p.m.

Awards luncheon

Otis BrawleyKeynote speaker: Otis Brawley, M.D., chief medical and scientific officer, American Cancer Society

Brawley, responsible for promoting the goals of cancer prevention, early detection and quality treatment, champions efforts to decrease smoking, improve diet and provide the critical support cancer patients need. He guides efforts to enhance and focus the research program, upgrade the Society’s advocacy capacity, and concentrate community cancer control efforts in areas where they will be most effective. He is a leader in the Society’s work to eliminate disparities in access to quality cancer care.

Capitol North/Center

1:40-2:40 p.m.

Drawings and a snack

Exhibit Hall

2:40-4 p.m.

New understandings in the science of addiction and treatment

• Mark S. Gold, M.D., distinguished professor and chair of psychiatry, University of Florida College of Medicine
• James MacKillop, Ph.D., director, Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology Laboratory; associate professor, Department of Psychology; associate director, Owens Institute for Behavioral Research, University of Georgia
• Nora Volkow, M.D., director, National Institute on Drug Abuse
• Moderator: Stacey Singer, staff writer, The Palm Beach (Fla.) Post

Capitol Center

Role of faith communities in promoting health care and wellness

• Miriam J. Burnett, M.D., M.Div., M.P.H., president, Resource And Promotion of Health Alliance Inc.
• Melinda Mayton, R.N., M.S.N., nurse, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta; president and chief executive officer, Blue Skies Ministries
• Monica W. Parker, M.D., assistant professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology, Emory University School of Medicine
• Moderator: Nina Hemphill-Reeder, section editor, Upscale

Capitol South

Award winners speak

Winners of the Awards for Excellence in Health Care Journalism share tips on how they reported their winning stories.

• Tahlia Honea, Skagit Valley (Wash.) Herald
• Pauline Bartolone, Capital Public Radio
• Joe Carlson, Modern Healthcare
• John Diedrich, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
• Meg Kissinger, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
• Brandon Stahl, Duluth News Tribune
• Terri Langford, The Houston Chronicle
• Moderator, Julie Appleby, senior correspondent, Kaiser Health News

Atlanta 1, 2, 3

The politics of state insurance exchanges

• Heather Howard, director, State Health Reform Assistance Network; CHW affiliate, Center for Health & Wellbeing, Princeton University
• Joshua Sharfstein, M.D., secretary, Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
• Moderator: Joanne Kenen, AHCJ topic leader/health reform; deputy health care editor, PoliticoPro

Capitol North

Health in all policies

• Harry J. Heiman, M.D., M.P.H., director, health policy, The Satcher Health Leadership Institute, Morehouse School of Medicine
• David Howard, Ph.D., associate professor, Department of Health Policy and Management, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University
• Aaron Wernham, M.D., director, Health Impact Project, Pew Health Group

• Moderator: Mike Stobbe, staff writer, The Associated Press

Atlanta 4, 5

4:20-5:40 p.m.

Freelance: Mapping successful business plans and models

• Lola Butcher, independent journalist, Springfield, Mo.
• Andrea King Collier, independent journalist, Lansing, Mich.
• Irene M. Wielawski, independent Journalist, Pound Ridge, N.Y.
• Moderator: Heather Boerner, independent journalist, San Francisco

Atlanta 4, 5

Broadcast recap: Turning the day’s sessions into stories

There are important stories. There are stories with great sound and pictures. Broadcasters seek to have each story be both. Join us to examine some of the important topics covered by panels earlier in the program. Experienced local and network reporters and editors will help discover audio and video elements and angles that will make engaging segments for television, radio or multimedia web and mobile sites. A session also will be offered on Friday.

• Jeff Baillon, investigative reporter, KMSP-Minneapolis
• Andrew Holtz, M.P.H., independent journalist, Portland, Ore.

Georgia 2

State crackdowns: Who is caring for undocumented immigrants?

• Sonal Ambegaokar, health policy attorney, National Immigration Law Center
• Samantha Artiga, associate director, Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured, The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation
• Flavia Mercado, M.D., assistant professor of pediatrics, Emory University School of Medicine & Grady Health System
• Moderator: Kelley Weiss, broadcast reporter, CHCF Center for Health Reporting

Atlanta 1, 2, 3

Humans, animals, ecosystems: Covering the “One Health” movement

• Lisa Conti, D.V.M., M.P.H., director, One Health Solutions
• Susan Sanchez, Ph.D., professor, Department of Infectious Diseases, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia
• Gonzalo M. Vazquez-Prokopec, Ph.D., research associate, Department of Environmental Studies, Emory University
• Moderator: Kathleen M. Raven, independent journalist, Athens, Ga.

Capitol South

Health technology hazards to watch for in your community this year

• Marjorie Funk, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.H.A., F.A.A.N., professor, Yale University School of Nursing
• Eric S. Sacks, director, Healthcare Product Alerts, ECRI Institute
• Paul Spearman, M.D., chief research officer, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta; professor, Department of Pediatrics, Emory University School of Medicine
• Moderator: Gideon Gil, health and science editor, The Boston Globe

Capitol North

Overcoming "fat fatigue" in our reporting

• Bryan McCullick, Ph.D., professor of kinesiology, University of Georgia
• Stephanie Walsh, M.D., medical director of child wellness, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta; associate professor at Emory School of Medicine
• Mark Wulkan, M.D., surgeon-in-chief, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta; professor, Departments of Surgery and Pediatrics, Emory University School of Medicine
• Moderator: Hannah Wolfson, staff writer, The Birmingham (Ala.) News

Capitol Center

6 p.m.

Salute to Health Journalism Reception

Join your colleagues around the pool and garden courtyard to catch up and greet new faces.

Hotel pool, level 2

Sunday

7:30 a.m.

Breakfast available

Georgia Foyer

HOW-TO SUNDAY

Designed to give you skills and resources you can take home and use right away.

9-10:20 a.m.

Handling the explosion of hospital quality data

• Instructor: Ashish K. Jha, M.D., M.P.H., C. Boyden Gray Associate Professor, Harvard School of Public Health; staff physician, Veterans Health Administration
• Instructor: Charles Ornstein, senior reporter, ProPublica

Capitol North

From story ideas to sources: Finding hidden gems in PubMed

• Instructor: Robert A. Logan, Ph.D., communication research scientist, National Library of Medicine
• Instructor: Ivan Oransky, M.D., executive editor, Reuters Health; blogger, Retraction Watch and Embargo Watch

Capitol Center

Freelance: Managing workflow and workload

• Instructor: Paul Raeburn, independent journalist, New York
• Instructor: Maryn McKenna, independent journalist, Atlanta
• Instructor: Irene Wielawski, independent journalist, Pound Ridge, N.Y.

Capitol South

10:40 a.m.-noon

Cracking the code on hospital finances

• Instructor: Keith Hearle, founder and president, Verité Healthcare Consulting
• Instructor: Karl Stark, health and science editor, The Philadelphia Inquirer

Capitol North

Taking multimedia beyond slideshows

• Instructor: Gregory Warner, senior reporter, Marketplace, American Public Radio

Capitol Center

Online health data to tap for project ideas

• Instructor: Bridget Catlin, Ph.D., M.H.S.A., senior scientist, program director, Mobilizing Action Toward Community Health, University of Wisconsin
• Instructor: David Radley, Ph.D., M.P.H., senior analyst, The Commonwealth Fund
• Instructor: Marshall Allen, reporter, ProPublica

Capitol South

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