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Health Journalism 2016

04/07/16 - 04/10/16     Cleveland, OH

AHCJ rocked Cleveland!

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

More than 600 attendees gathered for Health Journalism 2016, where they heard from the U.S. surgeon general, the chief medical official for Veterans Affairs and NFL notables. 

As always, conference attendees heard from – and interacted with – top-notch researchers, well-regarded educators, effective clinicians, prize-winning journalists and authors and many more experts on a vast array of health topics.

On Saturday, the luncheon speaker was Vice Admiral Vivek H. Murthy, M.D., the surgeon general of the United States. Another luncheon highlight was the recognition of journalists who did the best work of 2015, winners of the annual Awards for Excellence in Health Care Journalism. Many of those winners appeared on panels to share how they did their winning work.

Spotlight speakers included:

David J. Shulkin, M.D.
Undersecretary of Health, United States Department of Veterans Affairs

Vice Admiral Vivek H. Murthy, M.D.
Surgeon General of the United States

Leana Wen, M.D.
Baltimore City Health Commissioner

Natoya J. Walker Minor, M.P.A.
Interim Director, Cleveland Department of Public Health

Melba R. Moore,
M.S., C.P.H.A.

Acting Director/
Commissioner of Health, City of St. Louis Department of Health

Abdul El-Sayed, M.D., D.Phil.
Executive Director and Health Officer, Detroit Health Department

Stanton L. Gerson, M.D.
Director, University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center

Pamela B. Davis, M.D., Ph.D.
Dean, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Susan Rehm, M.D.
Vice Chair of the Department of Infectious Disease, Cleveland Clinic

Karim A. Botros
Chief Strategy Officer, MetroHealth Cleveland

Marilyn Tavenner
President, America's Health Insurance Plans; former CMS Administrator

Steve Sanders
Philanthropist, former NFL player

Josh Cribbs
NFL free agent


Conference locations

Cleveland Marriott Downtown at Key Center (Thursday and Sunday)
127 Public Square
Cleveland, Ohio 44114

Cleveland Convention Center – Global Center for Health Innovation entrance (Friday and Saturday)
1 St. Clair Ave., NE
Cleveland, Ohio 44114


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