Career Development : Calendar

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 collaborated on the curriculum for the 10th World Conference of Science Journalists, Oct. 26-30 in San Francisco.

AHCJ partnered 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. AHCJ members received a discounted rate to attend. Read more about the conference sessions.

Health Journalism Track:

Oct. 26

2:45 - 4 p.m.

Tapping Databases for Scientific Evidence on Health


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

3:15 - 4:30 p.m.

The Challenges of Covering Infectious Disease Outbreaks


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

3:15 - 4:30 p.m.

Antibiotic Resistance: The Next Challenges