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Health Journalism 2017

04/20/17 - 04/23/17     Orlando, FL

Thank you for joining us in Orlando!

Nearly 700 people attended the world’s premier training event for journalists interested in covering health care, medical  research, public health issues, consumer health, ethics and the business of health care.

Health Journalism 2017 hosted hundreds of reporters, editors, producers and news directors taking part in educational sessions, skills-building opportunities and career networking.


Violence as a public health emergency

Georges Benjamin, M.D.
Executive Director, American Public Health Association

Rachel Davis, M.S.W.
Managing Director, Prevention Institute

Gary Slutkin, M.D.
Chief Executive Officer, Cure Violence

Andrea McDaniels
Health and medicine reporter, The Baltimore Sun


Public health experts will participate in a roundtable about applying public health interventions to change the underlying conditions that foster and spread violence.


More than a meal: Serving up a health care solution

Ellie Hollander, president and CEO of Meals on Wheels, will talk about efforts to integrate the tried and true “more than just a meal” model into health care as the rapidly growing senior population is poised to almost double by 2050 and the need for services will continue to rise.


See the packed daily lineups!

Field trips

Sign up for educational tours of nearby research, clinical and teaching facilities.


Follow a basic science track or a gene editing track, learn how to better engage readers or how to make use of cell phone video, focus on how to better protect your sources or better explain medical studies.

Freelance PitchFest

Register for short pitch meetings with assigning editors from some of the top magazines, newspapers and websites.

Awards luncheon

Share the pride at the annual Awards for Excellence in Health Care Journalism.


Attend the Welcome to Orlando Reception on Thursday evening and the Salute to Health Journalism Reception on Saturday evening.


Join us in the Exhibit Hall for desserts, snacks and great AHCJ prize giveaways.

Membership meeting

Come hear about AHCJ's latest efforts from your elected board.

Participate on Twitter

Tweet about the conference using #AHCJ17 and using the special hashtag designated for each panel on the conference schedule.

Conference location

Rosen Centre Hotel
9840 International Drive
Orlando, Fla. 32819