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Save the date: Baltimore to host Health Journalism 2019 Date: 07/25/18

COLUMBIA, Mo. – The Association of Health Care Journalists will convene in Baltimore for Health Journalism 2019.

The organization's annual conference, which draws attendees from across the United States and several other countries, is slated for May 2-5, 2019, at the Hilton Baltimore. Serving as the local host team this year will be Johns Hopkins University, including its Bloomberg School of Public Health and School of Nursing, and Johns Hopkins Medicine.  

The conference, which usually draws 700-800 attendees, will feature three and a half days of workshops, panels, roundtables and field trips covering the latest topics in medical science, health policy, public health, medical education, consumer health and the business of health care. Sessions focus on the special needs of reporters, editors and producers as they attempt to cover these topics for their audiences.

The conference will include the annual luncheon for the Awards for Excellence in Health Care Journalism, the annual Freelancer PitchFest, and AHCJ’s annual membership meeting, as well as receptions and other meals included in the registration fee. The Hilton Baltimore is located in the lively Inner Harbor area and overlooks Camden Yards, the home of the Baltimore Orioles.

Keep up with the latest on conference session and event planning at healthjournalism.org/hj19. Suggestions for panels and speakers are being accepted there until Sept. 15.

The Association of Health Care Journalists is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing public understanding of health care issues. In just 20 years, it has grown into the premier organization for training health journalists, boasting nearly 1,500 members. Its mission is to improve the quality, accuracy and visibility of health care reporting, writing and editing. AHCJ, which is based at the Missouri School of Journalism, conducts training through its Center for Excellence in Health Care Journalism.