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Health Journalism 2015: Program

Overview | Wednesday/Thursday/Friday | Saturday/Sunday

Below is a schedule overview. Use the links above to see the complete schedule including all sessions.

 

Wednesday, April 22

3-7 p.m.

Conference registration desk opens

 

Show planned sessions »Thursday, April 23

7 a.m.

Conference registration desk opens

 

8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Field trips
There will be a limited number of seats on field trips to local research and health-related facilities. Information will be provided for signups in February.

 

9 a.m.-4:20 p.m.

Workshops
Workshop sessions will cover improving your coverage of science, technology and medicine as well as the honing of your journalistic craft. Information will be provided for signups in February.

 

4:30-5 p.m.

Newcomer welcome
First-time conference attendees are invited to meet members of AHCJ’s board of directors and learn how to make the most of the conference.

 

5:15-5:30 p.m.

Official conference welcome

 

5:30-6:30 p.m.

Kickoff session

• Speaker: Abraham Verghese, Stanford University physician and bestselling author 

 

6:45 p.m.

Welcome to Silicon Valley Reception
Sponsored by the
Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

Join us for food, drinks and conversation to kick off Health Journalism 2015. Mingle with new members and catch up with old friends. Meet-up spots will be designated for conference fellows.

 

Show planned sessions »Friday, April 24

7 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Exhibit Hall
Exhibit Hall is open all day for networking, finding new resources and a Cybercafe.

 

7-8:30 a.m.

Breakfast
A breakfast bar is available in the Exhibit Hall.

 

8-8:50 a.m.

News briefing
An opportunity to send a breaking story back home.

 

9 a.m.-noon

Conference sessions
Choose from several panel sessions covering journalism, the business of health, research, public health, clinical medicine and health policy.

 

Noon-1:30 p.m.

Lunch on your own

 

1:40-3:50 p.m.

Freelance PitchFest
An opportunity for freelancers to pitch story ideas to editors from respected media outlets. Information on reserving time slots with editors will be available in February.

 

1:40-5:40 p.m.

Conference sessions
Continuing panels sessions featuring first-class experts and leading health journalists.

 

3-4 p.m.

Dessert Break
Snacks and prize drawings will take place in the Exhibit Hall.

 

5:40-6:30 p.m.

Membership meeting
Come hear about AHCJ’s latest efforts and ask questions of your elected board.

 

Show planned sessions »Saturday, April 25

7 a.m.-6 p.m.

Exhibit Hall
Exhibit Hall is open all day for networking, finding new resources and a Cybercafe.

 

7-8:30 a.m.

Breakfast
A breakfast bar is available in the Exhibit Hall.

Look for special networking tables for broadcasters, freelancers and editors.

 

9 a.m.-noon

Conference sessions
Choose from several panel sessions covering journalism, the business of health, research, public health, clinical medicine and health policy.

 

Noon-2 p.m.

Awards Luncheon
Journalists who did the best work of 2014 will be recognized with the annual Awards for Excellence in Health Care Journalism.

• Speaker: Deane Marchbein, M.D., president, U.S. Board of Directors, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières

 

2-2:50 p.m.

Dessert Break
Grab your luncheon dessert and attend prize drawings in the Exhibit Hall.

 

3-6 p.m.

Conference sessions
Continuing panels sessions featuring first-class experts and leading health journalists.

 

6 p.m.

Salute to Health Journalism Reception
Sponsored by the
California HealthCare Foundation

Join us for wine, hors d’oeuvres and conversation prior to your dinner plans.

 

Show planned sessions »Sunday, April 26

7:30-8:30 a.m.

Breakfast
A breakfast bar is available. 

 

9 a.m.-noon

Conference sessions
Choose from a final set of sessions and workshops. 

 

Above is a schedule overview. Use the links below to see the complete schedule including all sessions.

Overview | Wednesday/Thursday/Friday | Saturday/Sunday