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Health Journalism 2013: Program

See a detailed schedule, with descriptions of the panels and events, for Thursday and Friday or Saturday and Sunday.

WEDNESDAY

3-7 p.m.

Registration desk opens

Plaza Level, World Trade Center

THURSDAY

7:30 a.m. - 4:20 p.m.

Field trips

Site visits give you the chance to see cutting edge research facilities and meet with experts.

Workshops

9 a.m.

Making sense of hospital ratings: A guide for reporters

• Marshall Allen, reporter, ProPublica

Cityview 1

Using DocumentCloud

• Mark Horvit, executive director, Investigative Reporters & Editors

Cityview 2

10:15 a.m.

Reporter access: An AHCJ right-to-know roundtable

• Peggy Peck, vice president/editor-in-chief, MedPage Today
• Irene M. Wielawski, independent journalist, Pound Ridge, N.Y.
• Blythe Bernhard, reporter, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Cityview 1

How social media can help your reporting – and how to keep it from hurting

• Adrienne Lavidor-Berman, social media producer, Boston.com and BostonGlobe.com

Cityview 2

11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Lunch on own
(Nearby eateries listed in program)

12:30 p.m.

Snack
Break sponsored by MedStar Georgetown University Hospital

12:45 p.m.

Reporting on medical studies

• Ivan Oransky, M.D., executive editor, Reuters Health
• Gary Schwitzer, publisher, HealthNewsReview.org

Cityview 1

Tech tools to diversify your sources

• Shuka Kalantari, health outreach coordinator, KQED-San Francisco
• Dori J. Maynard, president, Robert C. Maynard Institute for Journalism Education

Cityview 2

2 p.m.

Using multimedia tools for your projects

• Michelle Johnson, associate professor of the practice, multimedia journalism, Department of Journalism, College of Communication, Boston University

Cityview 2

2:45-4:15 p.m.

Great leap forward: Shaping complex topics into compelling stories

• Katy Butler, author, "Knocking on Heaven’s Door: A Daughter’s Journey through Old Age and New Medicine"
• Seth Mnookin, author, "The Panic Virus: The True Story Behind the Vaccine-Autism Controversy;" co-director, MIT Graduate Program in Science Writing

Some suggested reading:

Bitter Pill, by Steven Brill
The Grim Neurology of Teenage Drinking, by Katy Butler, The New York Times, 2006
The Cost of Dying, by Lisa Krieger, San Jose Mercury News, 2012
The Hidden World of Sibling Violence
, by Katy Butler, The New York Times
What Broke My Father's Heart
, by Katy Butler, The New York Times
Letting Go, by Atul Gawande
Cloud of Smoke, by Jennifer Kahn

Prologue from The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Excerpt from introduction to The Panic Virus

Excerpt from Chapter 12 of The Panic Virus

Navigating Love and Autism - NYTimes.com

Prologue - The Emperor of all Maladies

 

Cityview 1

3:15 p.m.

Connecting the docs: Using online tools to trace referrals

• Fred Trotter, author; founder, Not Only Dev

Cityview 2

4:20-5 p.m.

Newcomer Welcome

• Meet AHCJ board members and learn how to make most of conference.

Cityview 2

5:15 p.m.

Kickoff: Welcome to Massachusetts!

• Mass. Gov. Deval Patrick

When experts disagree: The art of medical decision making

• Jerome Groopman, M.D., Dina and Raphael Recanati Chair of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; chief of experimental medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
• Pamela Hartzband, M.D., assistant professor, Harvard Medical School; attending physician, Division of Endocrinology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Amphitheater

7 p.m.

Welcome to Boston Reception
Sponsored by The Boston Globe

Cityview Ballroom

FRIDAY

7-8:30 a.m.

Breakfast available in the Exhibit Hall
Sponsored by Brigham and Women's Hospital

Harborview Ballroom

7-8:30 a.m.

Networking breakouts

• Broadcasters — Harborside
• Editors — Exhibit Hall Foyer
• Freelancers — World Trade Center Foyer

9 a.m.

How to relate global health to your local audience

• Salmaan Keshavjee, M.D., Ph.D., S.C.M., associate professor, Harvard Medical School
• Muhammad Zaman, Ph.D., associate professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Boston University
• Moderator: David Wahlberg, health/medicine reporter, Wisconsin State Journal

Cityview 1

Stem cells – hope or hype? Research, ethics and business

• George Annas, chair, Health Law, Bioethics and Human Rights; William Fairfield Warren distinguished professor, Boston University
• Darrell Kotton, M.D., director, Center for Regenerative Medicine, Boston Medical Center/Boston University
• Philip Reilly, principal, Third Rock Ventures
• Moderator: Lindy Washburn, senior writer, The Record/North Jersey Media Group

Cityview 2

Health reform: What's next for states?

• Gary Cohen, deputy administrator and director, Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
• Jonathan Gruber, professor of economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
• Cheryl Smith, director, Leavitt Partners
• Moderator: Joanne Kenen, AHCJ topic leader/health reform; health editor, Politico

Amphitheater

Reporting on medical and financial conflicts of interest

• Jerry Avorn, M.D., professor of medicine, Harvard Medical School; chief, Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics Division, Brigham and Women's Hospital
• John Fauber, investigative reporter, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
• Adriane Fugh-Berman, M.D., director, PharmedOut; associate professor of pharmacology and physiology, Georgetown University
• Peter Whoriskey, staff writer, The Washington Post
• Moderator: Brenda Goodman, AHCJ topic leader/medical studies; independent journalist, Atlanta

Skyline

The growing complication of coordinating senior care

• Terry Ellis, Ph.D., P.T., N.C.S., assistant professor, College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences, Boston University; director, Center for Neurorehabilitation
• Sharon A. Levine, M.D., professor of medicine, Boston University; Geriatrics Section, Boston Medical Center
• Bert Rahl, L.I.S.W.-S., director, Mental Health, Eldercare Services Institute LLC, Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging
• Susan Reinhard, Ph.D., R.N., senior vice president, AARP Public Policy Institute
• Moderator: Eileen Beal, M.A., independent journalist, Cleveland, Ohio

Back Bay

10:40 a.m.

From compounders to drug shortages: Covering pharmacies and pharmacists

• Michael R. Cohen, R.Ph., M.S., president, Institute for Safe Medication Practices
• William Churchill, M.S., R.P.H., chief of pharmacy services, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
• John Walczyk, pharmacy manager, Johnson Compounding and Wellness Center
• Moderator: Gideon Gil, health & science editor, The Boston Globe

Cityview 1

Promises of replacement medicine

• Dany Adams, Ph.D., research associate professor, Tufts University
• Leigh Hochberg, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of engineering, Brown University
• Ali Khademhosseini, Ph.D., M.A.Sc., associate professor, Harvard Medical School; Division of Bioengineering, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
• Bohdan Pomahac, M.D., director, plastic surgery transplantation, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
• Moderator: Nancy Shute, independent journalist, Bethesda, Md.

Cityview 2

The nanny state: Can government change our behavior?

• Susan Kansagra, M.D., M.B.A., assistant commissioner, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
• Giridhar Mallya, M.D., M.H.S.P., director of policy and planning, Philadelphia Department of Public Health
• Manish Sethi, M.D., director, Orthopaedic Institute Center for Health Policy, Vanderbilt University
• Moderator: Sheree Crute, independent journalist, New York

Amphitheater

Freelance: Ideas that editors buy

• David Corcoran, editor, Science Times, The New York Times
• Scott Hensley, digital correspondent/editor, NPR
• Tyghe Trimble, senior editor, Men’s Journal
• Moderator: Lisa Zamosky, independent journalist, Los Angeles

Skyline

Redefining mental disorders: What are the new stories?

• Steven E. Hyman, M.D., director, Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard
• Paul Summergrad, M.D., chairman, Department of Psychiatry, Tufts University School of Medicine; psychiatrist-in-chief, Tufts Medical Center
• Bruce M. Cohen, M.D., Ph.D., director, Shervert Frazier Research Institute, McLean Hospital
• Moderator: Carey Goldberg, co-host, CommonHealth, WBUR

Back Bay

Noon-1:30 p.m.

Lunch on own
(Nearby eateries listed in program)

 

1:40-3:50 p.m.

Freelance PitchFest

Attention Freelancers! Editors from some of the top magazines, newspapers and websites are coming to Boston to meet you. This will give you an opportunity to sit down and discuss your story ideas one-on-one with editors from selected publications. Sign up for quick appointments with editors you're interested in working with. At the PitchFest, writers will have a limited amount of time with each editor, so come prepared to sell your work. That means you need to arrive with specific pitches for the editors, as well as clips, resumé, etc. This has been called AHCJ's version of "speed dating for writers" and we keep things moving to make as many matches with editors and writers possible.

• Sarah Alger, deputy editor, Time Inc. Content Solutions
• Valarie Basheda, director of editorial content, WebMD
• Timothy H. Cole, editorial director, Belvoir Media Group - Harvard Health Publications
• David Corcoran, editor, Science Times, The New York Times
• Tim De Chant, editor, NOVA
• Elie Dolgin, Ph.D., news editor, Nature Medicine
• Denise Fulton, executive editor, IMNG Medical Media
• Gideon Gil, health & science editor, The Boston Globe
• Peggy Girshman, managing editor, Kaiser Health News
• Christine Gorman, editor, health & medicine, Scientific American
• Lottie Joiner, senior editor, The Crisis
• Tod Jones, Costco Connection
• Kathy LaTour, editor at large, CURE Magazine
• Brendan Maher, feature editor, Nature
• Anna Miller, Monitor on Psychology and gradPSYCH
• Colleen Paretty, executive editor, WebMD Magazine
• Ron Shinkman, editor, Payers & Providers
• Karl Stark, assistant managing editor, health and science, The Philadelphia Inquirer
• Serena Stockwell, editor, Oncology Times
• Amber Taufen, assistant editor, MGMA Connexion
• Joy Taylor, editor, Health Callings
• Tyghe Trimble, senior editor, Men’s Journal
• Doug Whiteman, BankRate.com
• Organizer: Jeanne Erdmann, independent journalist

Seaport Ballroom

1:40 p.m.

Lessons from Massachusetts in handling health care costs

• Andrew Dreyfus, president and chief executive officer, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
• Tim Ferris, vice president, Population Health Management, Massachusetts General Hospital and Partners HealthCare
• David Seltz, executive director, Massachusetts Health Policy Commission
• Moderator: Liz Kowalczyk, health writer, The Boston Globe

Cityview 1

Are electronic health records finally coming of age?

• John Halamka, M.D., chief information officer, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
• Ken Mandl, M.D., M.P.H., director, intelligent health laboratory, Boston Children's Hospital
• Farzad Mostashari, M.D., Sc.M., national coordinator for health information technology,
• Stephen Soumerai, Sc.D., professor of population medicine, Harvard Medical School
• Moderator: Chelsea Conaboy, health reporter, The Boston Globe, Boston.com

Cityview 2

Covering end-of-life issues

• Muriel Gillick, M.D., staff physician, Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, professor of population medicine, Harvard Medical School/Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute
• Ellen Goodman, co-founder and director, The Conversation Project
• Moderator: Lisa Krieger, science & medicine writer, San Jose Mercury News

Amphitheater

Latest research into the mysteries of autism

• Roula Choueiri, M.D., neurodevelopmental pediatrician, Center for Children with Special Needs, Floating Hospital for Children, Tufts Medical Center
• Walter Kaufmann, M.D., director and professor, Rett Syndrome Program, Boston Children's Hospital
• David T. Miller, M.D., Ph.D., medical geneticist and clinical molecular geneticist, Boston Children's Hospital; assistant professor of pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
• Moderator: Mike Stobbe, Dr.P.H., staff writer, The Associated Press

Skyline

Waiting for children: New stories about infertility

• Alice D. Domar, Ph.D., executive director, Domar Center for Mind/Body Health; director, Integrative Services, Boston IVF; senior staff psychologist, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
• Camille T.C. Hammond, M.D., M.P.H., CEO, Cade Foundation
• Aaron A. Styer, M.D., associate director, Basic Science Research Program; reproductive endocrinology and infertility fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital
• Moderator: Yanick Rice Lamb, associate professor, Howard University

Back Bay

3-3:50 p.m.

Snacks and prize drawings
Break sponsored by Massachusetts General Hospital

Harborview Ballroom

4 p.m.

Can technology-consumer interaction improve health behaviors?

• Brian Jack, M.D., professor and chair, Department of Family Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine / Boston Medical Center
• T. Bernard Kinane, M.D., chief, pediatric pulmonary unit, Massachusetts General Hospital for Children
• K. Vish Viswanath, Ph.D., associate professor, Harvard School of Public Health
• Elissa Weitzman, Sc.D., M.Sc., assistant professor, Boston Children's Hospital Informatics Program
• Moderator: Naseem S. Miller, multimedia reporter, IMNG Medical Media

Cityview 1

Controlling health care costs while improving quality

• Donald M. Berwick, M.D., former president and CEO, Institute for Healthcare Improvement; former administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
• Reid Blackwelder, M.D., president-elect, American Academy of Family Physicians
• Nancy Shendell-Falik, R.N., M.A., chief nursing officer and senior vice president, Patient Care Services, Tufts Medical Center
• Moderator: Bruce Japsen, columnist and blogger, Forbes

Cityview 2

Tracking, exposing prescription drug abuse in your state

• John L. Eadie, director, Prescription Drug Monitoring Program, Center of Excellence at Brandeis University
• Lisa Girion, staff writer, Los Angeles Times
• Alan Schwarz, national correspondent, The New York Times
• Moderator: Charles Ornstein, senior reporter, ProPublica

Amphitheater

Veteran health stories: Prosthetics, stress and caregiving

• Kathy Clair-Hayes, M.S.W., M.A., L.I.C.S.W., director of family outreach, Home Base Program, Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital
• Kenneth Pitts, M.S., veteran and research scientist, U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine
• Ross D. Zafonte, D.O., Earle P. and Ida S. Charlton chairman, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Harvard Medical School; vice president medical affairs, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital; and chief of physical medicine and rehabilitation, Massachusetts General Hospital
• Moderator: Lara Salahi, reporter, The Boston Globe

Skyline

Can states strengthen oral health?

• Robert Faiella, D.M.D., M.M.Sc., president, American Dental Association
• Mary Foley, executive director, Medicaid-CHIP State Dental Association
• Mark Nehring, D.M.D., M.Ed., M.P.H., chair, Department of Public Health and Community Service, Tufts School of Dental Medicine
• Moderator: Mary Otto, AHCJ topic leader/oral health; independent journalist, Washington, D.C.

Back Bay

5:30-6:30 p.m.

Membership Meeting

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

Cityview 1

SATURDAY

7-8:30 a.m.

Breakfast available in the Exhibit Hall
Sponsored by Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Harborview Ballroom

8-8:50 a.m.

News briefing

Cityview 1

9 a.m.

The drive toward earlier Alzheimer’s treatment

• Gad Marshall, M.D., associate medical director of clinical trials, Center for Alzheimer Research and Treatment, Brigham and Women's Hospital; assistant professor of neurology, Harvard Medical School
• Robert Stern, Ph.D., professor of neurology and neurosurgery, director, Alzheimer’s Disease Clinical and Research Program, Boston University School of Medicine
• Scott Turner, M.D., Ph.D., director, memory disorders program, Georgetown University
• Moderator: Barbara Peters Smith, health and aging writer, Sarasota Herald Tribune

Cityview 2

Local hospitals start paying price for readmissions

• Susannah Bernheim, M.D., M.H.S., acting director of quality measurement, Centers for Outcomes Research and Evaluation, Yale School of Medicine
• Karen Joynt, M.D., M.P.H., instructor, Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Public Health; staff cardiologist, Boston VA Healthcare System
• Julius Yang, M.D., Ph.D., hospitalist and director of clinical operations, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
• Moderator: Jordan Rau, senior correspondent, Kaiser Health News

Amphitheater

Experience, genetics: Shaping the pediatric brain

• David Dobbs, independent journalist, Montpelier, Vt.
• Takao Hensch, Ph.D., professor of neurology, Boston Children's Hospital
• Charles A. Nelson III, Ph.D., professor of pediatrics and neuroscience, Harvard Medical School; Richard David Scott Chair in Pediatric Developmental Medicine Research, Boston Children's Hospital
• Moderator: Karen Brown, reporter/producer, New England Public Radio

Skyline

Understanding workplace determinants of health

• Andrew Gottlieb, M.S.N., M.P.H., F.N.P.-B.C., director, occupational health services, Massachusetts General Hospital
• Debra Lerner, Ph.d., M.S., professor of medicine, Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences, Tufts University
• Cassandra Okechukwu, Ph.D., assistant professor of social and behavioral sciences, Harvard School of Public Health
• Moderator: Andrea King Collier, independent journalist

Back Bay

10:40 a.m.

Why is food still making us sick in the 21st century?

• Will Daniels, senior vice president, operations and organic integrity, Earthbound Farm
• Bill D. Marler, managing partner, Marler Clark
• Michael R. Taylor, J.D., deputy commissioner for foods, U.S. Food and Drug Administration
• Moderator: Deborah Schoch, senior writer, CHCF Center for Health Reporting

Cityview 1

Will research drive more changes in school sports?

• Mark Hyman, independent sports journalist, Baltimore
• Chris Nowinski, co-director, Boston University Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy
• Kathryn Ackerman, MD, MPH, co-director, Boston Children’s Hospital Female Athlete Program
• Moderator: Kelley Weiss, broadcast reporter, CHCF Center for Health Reporting

Cityview 2

Health reform: What's next for businesses?

• Jon B. Hurst, president, Retailers Association of Massachusetts
• Steve Wojcik, vice president, public policy, National Business Group on Health
• Moderator: Trudy Lieberman, contributing editor, Columbia Journalism Review

Amphitheater

Recovery: The new mental health paradigm

• William Anthony, Ph.D., professor emeritus, Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation, Boston University
• Cheryl Gagne, Sc.D., deputy director, BRSS TACS, Center for Social Innovation
• Dost Öngür, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor in psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, McLean Hospital
• Moderator: Andy Miller, editor, Georgia Health News

Skyline

Freelance: Road to security

• Ilise Benun, founder & director, Marketing-Mentor.com
• Lisa Zamosky, independent journalist, Los Angeles
• Moderator: Lola Butcher, independent journalist, Springfield, Mo.

Back Bay

Noon- 2 p.m.

Awards Luncheon

Journalists who did the best work of 2012 will be recognized with the annual Awards for Excellence in Health Care Journalism.

• Speaker: David Goldhill, chief executive officer, Game Show Network; author, "Catastrophic Care: How American Health Care Killed My Father – And How We Can Fix It"

Plaza Ballroom

2-2:50 p.m.

Dessert and prize drawings
Break sponsored by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Harborview Ballroom

3 p.m.

Rich hospital, poor hospital: Stories of business survival

• Alan Sager, Ph.D., professor of health policy and management, Boston University School of Public Health
• Karen Garloch, medical writer, The Charlotte Observer
• Kate Walsh, president & chief executive officer, Boston Medical Center
• Margot Sanger-Katz, health care correspondent, National Journal
• Moderator: Phil Galewitz, senior correspondent, Kaiser Health News

Cityview 1

Personal genomics: What does it mean for patients?

• Robert Green, M.D., M.P.H., director, Genomes2People Research Program, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School
• Catharine Wang, Ph.D., associate professor, Community Health Sciences Department, Boston University School of Public Health
• John Lauerman, reporter, Bloomberg News
• Moderator: Marilynn Marchione, chief medical writer, The Associated Press

Cityview 2

Award winners share their techniques

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

Amphitheater

Changing provider reactions to medical errors

• George J. Annas, J.D., M.P.H., William Fairfield Warren Distinguished professor and chair, Department of Health Law, Bioethics & Human Rights, Boston University School of Public Health, School of Medicine, and School of Law
• Linda Kenney, president and executive director, Medically Induced Trauma Support Services Inc.
• Lucian Leape, adjunct professor, Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard University
• David W. Bates, M.D., M.Sc., chief, Division of General Internal Medicine and Primary Care, Brigham and Women’s Hospital; professor, Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health
• Moderator: Mark Taylor, independent journalist, Chicago

Skyline

Freelance: Maintaining quality under pressure

• Elizabeth Devita-Raeburn, independent journalist, New York
• Seth Mnookin, co-director, MIT’s Graduate Program in Science Writing; author, "The Panic Virus: The True Story Behind the Vaccine-Autism Controversy"
• Moderator: Maryn McKenna, independent journalist, Atlanta

Back Bay

4:40 p.m.

Diabetes: Latest in diagnosis, treatment, prevention

• David M. Nathan, M.D., director, MGH Diabetes Center and Clinical Research Center; professor of medicine, Harvard Medical School
• Rich Siegel, M.D., co-director, Tufts Medical Center's Diabetes Clinic
• Moderator: Tom Wilemon, reporter, The Tennesseean

Cityview 1

What you need to know about clinical studies but were afraid to ask

• Jeffrey Drazen, M.D., editor in chief, New England Journal of Medicine
• Linnea Duff, lung cancer patient and blogger, Life and breath: Outliving lung cancer
• James H. Ware, Ph.D., Frederick Mosteller professor of biostatistics and associate dean for clinical and translational science,  Harvard School of Public Health
• Ron Winslow, deputy bureau chief, health and science, The Wall Street Journal
• Moderator: Scott Hensley, digital correspondent/editor, NPR

Cityview 2

Future of primary care: Who will take care of you?

• Andrew Ellner, M.D., M.Sc., co-director, Harvard Center for Primary Care; practicing internist, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
• G. Alan Kurose, M.D., president and chief executive officer, Coastal Medical Inc.
• Jane Maffie-Lee, N.P., clinical program director, Ambulatory Practice of the Future, Massachusetts General Hospital
• Andrew Morris-Singer, M.D., president and principal founder, Primary Care Progress
• Moderator: Felice Freyer, medical writer, The Providence (R.I.) Journal

Amphitheater

Tapping into cancer registry trends

• Richard Clapp, D.Sc., M.P.H., professor emeritus, Boston University School of Public Health
• Michael Hassett, M.D., M.P.H., assistant professor of medicine, Harvard Medical School; medical director for clinical information services, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
• Carlos Rodriguez-Galindo, M.D., director, Solid Tumor Program; medical director, Clinical and Translational Investigations Program, Dana-Farber/Children's Hospital Cancer Center; associate professor of pediatrics; Harvard Medical School
• Moderator: Eric Rosenthal, special correspondent, Oncology Times

Skyline

Broadcaster recap

• Jon Palfreman, Ph.D., KEZI Distinguished Professor of Broadcast Journalism, University of Oregon; documentary producer, PBS Frontline
• Moderator: Andrew Holtz, M.P.H., independent journalist, Portland, Ore.

Back Bay

6:30 p.m.

Salute to Health Journalism Reception
Sponsored by The New England Journal of Medicine

Lighthouse

SUNDAY

7:30-8:30 a.m.

Breakfast available in the Exhibit Hall
Sponsored by Tufts Medical Center / Tufts University

Harborview Ballroom

“How-to Sunday” sessions

9 a.m.

Deciphering inspection reports to cover hospital quality

• Paul Dreyer, Ph.D,. principal, Dreyer Consulting
• Charles Ornstein, senior reporter, ProPublica

Cityview 1

Navigating PubMed and Clinicaltrials.gov

• Robert A. Logan, Ph.D., communication research scientist, National Library of Medicine
• Ivan Oransky, M.D., executive editor, Reuters Health

Cityview 2

Freelance: Continuing to progress in your career

• David Dobbs, independent journalist, Montpelier, Vt.
• Virginia Hughes, independent journalist, Brooklyn, N.Y.
• Irene Wielawski, independent journalist, Pound Ridge, N.Y.

Skyline

10:40 a.m.

Diving into documents: Using 990s and more to cover hospital finances

• Howard Rivenson, senior lecturer on health management, Harvard School of Public Health
• Karl Stark, assistant managing editor, health and science, The Philadelphia Inquirer

Cityview 1

How to cover nursing homes with more depth and data

• Matt Carroll, reporter/databases, The Boston Globe
• Patricia Fried, nursing home regulatory consultant
• Kay Lazar, health reporter, The Boston Globe

Cityview 2

How to spot troubled health care workers

• David Swankin, president and chief exectutive officer, Citizen Advocacy Center
• Ethan O. Bryson, M.D., associate professor, Departments of Anesthesiology and Psychiatry, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
• Tracy Weber, senior reporter, ProPublica
• Patricia Wen, social services reporter, The Boston Globe

Skyline

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