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World Conference of Science Journalists

10/26/17 - 10/30/17     San Francisco, CA

 2017 World Conference of Science JournalistsThe Association of Health Care Journalists has agreed to collaborate on the curriculum for the 10th World Conference of Science Journalists slated for Oct. 26-30 in San Francisco.

AHCJ is partnering with the National Association of Science Writers and the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing on programming for this 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.

 2017 World Conference of Science Journalists The final registration deadline is Oct. 12. These sessions will be at the Marriott Marquis. See the full conference schedule.

As an AHCJ member, you are qualified to register at the discounted member rate. Just select AHCJ member or WFSJ-Affiliated Member from the pull-down menu when you register.


Travel assistance available

Interested in attending WCSJ but need some help? AHCJ is now able to make a limited amount of travel assistance available for AHCJ members interested in attending. The deadline to apply is Oct. 12 but the sooner you apply, the more likely we can help. Apply here.


Health Journalism Track:

Oct. 26

2:45 - 4 p.m.

Tapping Databases for Scientific Evidence on Health

  • Anurag Acharya

  • Robert Logan

  • Moderator: Roxanne Khamsi


Oct. 27

10:45 a.m. - noon

The Global Refugee Crisis: Changing Health Needs

  • Hussam Jefee-Bahloul

  • Paul Spiegel

  • Moderator: Nancy Shute

1:30 - 2:45 p.m.

Why Social Determinants Matter in Health Journalism

  • Paula Braveman

  • K. Srinath Reddy

  • Mia Malan

  • Moderator: Bibi-Aisha Wadvalla

3:15 - 4:30 p.m.

The Challenges of Covering Infectious Disease Outbreaks

  • Helen Branswell

  • Duane J. Gubler

  • Dick Thompson      

  • Moderator: Martin Enserink


Oct. 28

10:45 - noon

Slow-Motion Epidemics: The Global Threat of Chronic Disease

  • Jorge Gomez
  • Lawrence Gostin

  • Silvana Luciani

  • Moderator: Marilynn Marchione

1:30 - 2:45 p.m.

Reporting with Clarity on Vaccines and Vaccine Development

  • Ève Dubé

  • Serusha Govender

  • Andrew Holtz

  • Mark Miller

  • Moderator: Cécile Klingler

3:15 - 4:30 p.m.

Antibiotic Resistance: The Next Challenges

  • Ramanan Laxminarayan

  • Kevin Outterson

  • Tara C. Smith

  • Moderator: Maryn McKenna