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AHCJ joins partnership producing 2017 World Conference of Science Journalists

Pia Christensen

About Pia Christensen

Pia Christensen (@AHCJ_Pia) is the managing editor/online services for AHCJ. She manages the content and development of healthjournalism.org, coordinates AHCJ's social media efforts and edits and manages production of association guides, programs and newsletters.

wcsj-2017-logo-transThe Association of Health Care Journalists has agreed to collaborate on the curriculum for the 10th World Conference of Science Journalists slated for fall 2017 in San Francisco.

AHCJ will partner with the National Association of Science Writers and the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing on programming for the global event, being held in the United States for the first time. All three organizations are affiliated with the World Federation of Science Journalists, which connects science, health, environment and technology writers around the world.

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U.K. official praises British health reporting

Andrew Van Dam

About Andrew Van Dam

Andrew Van Dam of The Wall Street Journal previously worked at the AHCJ offices while earning his master’s degree at the Missouri School of Journalism.

Christie Silk reports the World Editor’s Forum’s editorsweblog.org that Lord Drayson, U.K. minister for science and innovation, told the World Conference of Science Journalists in London that the work of British health and science journalists “is of a very high standard,” provided journalists have access to scientists and are “centre stage.” According to Drayson, the work of such journalists provides an essential public service and helps the public make informed decisions.