Giffords’ neurosurgeon to deliver keynote speech at Health Journalism 2011

G. Michael Lemole Jr., M.D., the neurosurgeon who treated U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords after she was shot in Tucson on Jan. 8., will be the keynote speaker at Health Journalism 2011.

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Other confirmed speakers include Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D., director of the National Institutes of Health, and Donald M. Berwick, M.D., M.P.P., administrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, who will take part in separate Newsmaker Briefings.

Health Journalism 2011Take a look at the topics to be covered at the best annual training event in health journalism, then register and make your hotel reservations. AHCJ’s annual conference will be April 14-17 in Philadelphia. Along with Newsmaker Briefings, it includes panels, workshops, field trips and networking opportunities for reporters interested in health and health care. The Awards for Excellence in Health Care Journalism will be presented.

Unprecedented number of fellowships available

Journalists covering rural health, working beats other than health, those working for the ethnic media and journalists in California, Missouri, New York and Oregon can apply for fellowships to attend the conference. Deadline: Feb. 23

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