Deadline approaching for conference ideas

Jeff Porter

About Jeff Porter

Jeff Porter is the special projects director for AHCJ and plays a lead role in planning conferences, workshops and other training events. He also leads the organization's data collection and data instruction efforts.

AHCJ wants your ideas – for Health Journalism 2018. The conference is set for April 12-15 in Phoenix.

We want to make sure you have the chance to submit your ideas for the conference. We’re looking for general topic ideas, specific panel thoughts, workshops and potential speakers.

Click here to go to the conference page, then choose the link in the “Call for ideas” section. Please be sure to get your ideas in before the deadline: Oct. 1.

Traditionally, AHCJ depends upon its local and national planning committees, as well as our general membership and local sponsors, for session and speaker ideas that lend to a broad conference experience and that take advantage of regional expertise.

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 Awards for Excellence in Health Care Journalism, as well as receptions and other meals included in the registration fee.

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