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Covering Global Health

05/02/08 - 05/03/08     Seattle, WA

Sponsored by:

  • University of Washington
    Department of Communication
    Department of Global Health
    Center for Global Studies
  • Dart Center for Journalism & Trauma
  • Washington State Health Aliance

In partnership with:

  • Association of Health Care Journalists
  • The Seattle Times
  • Seattle Post-Intelligencer
  • Society of Professional Journalists
  • Northwest Science Writers Association
  • Northwest Chapter, National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
  • International Center for Journalists
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AHCJ is a cosponsor of this primer for journalists interested in the fast-changing field of global health.

Organized by the University of Washington Departments of Communication and Global Heath and local journalists, the conference is designed to help journalists navigate the complex scientific, medical and political issues involved with global health, to assess what's working and what's not, and make these stories meaningful to local audiences.

Policy-makers and researchers from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the University of Washington, international health and research organizations, and on-the-ground experts will discuss controversies, accomplishments, failures and challenges in their efforts to improve health and fight disease.

Prize-winning journalists will address the practical side of reporting global health overseas and here at home.

Program Highlights

Keynote: Understanding the Global Health Explosion
What's happening and why is it happening now?

Panel discussions will feature front-line experts and prize-winning journalists answering questions such as:

  • What are the emerging disease concerns?
  • How will climate change affect health?
  • Should aid organizations partner with private drug companies?
  • Are breakthroughs near in battling AIDS, malaria and other diseases?
  • How do global health issues affect us locally?
  • Finding and telling the overseas narrative
  • Finding global health stories here at home
  • Anticipating ethical issues
  • Getting at the whole story
  • Monitoring organizations' finances and performance in the field

A reception will connect you with sources and story ideas from regional organizations working to improve global health.

Who should register?

If you are a writer, producer, editor, photojournalist or filmmaker reporting on health and medicine, business, politics or the environment-or any other aspect of this rapidly expanding field-this conference will provide new insights, information and contacts.

The conference is open to a select number of students and faculty in communication, international affairs and public health.

Space is limited. To avoid being wait-listed, send in your registration now.