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Rejuvenated Cleveland chapter gathers for social event

Journalists from news outlets in Northeast Ohio met to talk about plans for the Cleveland chapter of AHCJ.

The newly reconstituted Cleveland chapter of the Association of Health Care Journalists launched with a Halloween social for AHCJ members on Oct. 25.

Plastic skulls, skeletons and the board game Pandemic expanded on the party’s theme, “Cheating Death: Keeping Health Journalism Alive.” Continue reading

Flying into Cleveland for #AHCJ16? Take the Red Line to downtown

road-to-cleveland-2When you fly into Cleveland Hopkins Airport for Health Journalism 2016, you can get to your downtown hotel by taking a $40-$45 taxi ride, or you can book a seat on a shuttle for $35 one way and $60 round trip. Both will use Interstate 71, so you’ll see zip-nada-nothing of Cleveland’s interesting landscape until you are almost there.

Or you could follow the ground transport signs down to the light rail station and take the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority’s Red Line train (which locals call “the rapid”) into Cleveland. It runs every 15 minutes (except between midnight and 4 a.m., when it runs less frequently) and provides fast, cheap and scenic service between the airport and Terminal Tower in downtown Cleveland. Continue reading

Take the opportunity to tour a world-class medical history museum

road-to-cleveland-2The seed for the Dittrick Medical History Center and Museum was planted in 1894 by the Cleveland Medical Library Association. Initially what is now the museum was a repository for local doctors’ collections.

Today The Dittrick (which is what locals call it) is an internationally respected museum with exhibits and programs that showcase:

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The Road to Cleveland: Haven’t booked your hotel yet?

road-to-cleveland-2If you haven’t already booked your hotel for Health Journalism 2016, you should do so immediately.

While the conference hotel, Cleveland Marriott Downtown at Key Center, has officially sold out of our room block, a few rooms for Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights might still be available at the heavily discounted rate if you go through AHCJ’s training coordinator, Ev Ruch-Graham (ev@healthjournalism.org or 573-884-8103).

As of this writing, the folks at the conference hotel, Cleveland Marriott Downtown at Key Center (216-696-9200) say they have plenty of rooms available for $249 (plus Cleveland’s 16.5 percent bed tax). The Renaissance Cleveland Hotel (216-606-5600), a five-minute walk across Public Square to the Marriott and a six-minute walk to the Cleveland Convention Center, still has rooms available at pretty close to what the conference rate was, but only if you book and pay for it now.

The Cleveland International Film Festival begins March 30 and runs through April 10. It’s a big event. Many of the festival’s big-draw films will be screening at Tower City. Many people involved in the films and the festival will – if they haven’t already booked their accommodations – be competing for the rooms you want. Continue reading

Attending Health Journalism 2016? Go for a walk in Cleveland

road-to-cleveland-2Cleveland boasts what may be the most compact downtown area of any major city conference attendees are likely to visit. If you think “walkability” is the new “in” thing for urban areas, then you’re sure to enjoy Cleveland.

As a long-time and appreciative habitué of Cleveland’s downtown, I’m going to recommend several sites that are well worth a visit on foot. Some are more than a stroll from the conference sites, more like a healthy walk for folks in reasonable health and attuned to physical activity, but do-able. Continue reading