Save the date: Orlando to host Health Journalism 2017

Len Bruzzese

About Len Bruzzese

Len Bruzzese is the executive director of AHCJ and its Center for Excellence in Health Care Journalism. He also is an associate professor at the Missouri School of Journalism and served for nearly 20 years in daily journalism.

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Orlando will be the site of Health Journalism 2017, the Association of Health Care Journalists has announced.

The annual conference of AHCJ is slated for April 20-23, 2017 at the Rosen Centre Hotel (9840 International Drive). The conference, which usually draws 700-800 attendees, will feature three and a half days of workshops, panel sessions, 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 topic areas for their audiences.

The conference will include the annual luncheon for Awards for Excellence in Health Care Journalism, as well as receptions and other meals included in the registration fee.

Local sponsors so far include Florida Hospital Orlando, Mayo Clinic-Jacksonville, Nemours Children’s Health System and the University of Florida Health. National sponsors so far include the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Hastings Center, John A. Hartford Foundation, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute.

Keep up with the latest on conference session and event planning at healthjournalism.org/hj17. Topic ideas are being accepted there until Oct. 1.

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