Career Development : Calendar

Health Journalism 2019

05/02/19 - 05/05/19     Baltimore, MD

Notable speakers include:

Otis Brawley, M.D., Bloomberg Distinguished Professor, Johns Hopkins University

Rebecca Dineen, assistant commissioner, Bureau of Maternal and Child Health, Baltimore City Health Department

Adriana Beach, corporate counsel for privacy, 23andMe

Linda Goler Blount, M.P.H., president and CEO, Black Women's Health Imperative

Mei W. Kwong, J.D., executive director, Center for Connected Health Policy, The National Telehealth Policy Resource Center

Joshua M. Sharfstein, M.D., vice dean for public health practice and community engagement, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health



See the packed daily lineups!

Field trips

Educational tours of nearby research, clinical and teaching facilities.


Learn how to better report on medical studies or get your hands on public records, get editors' attention for your freelance pitches or get a primer on genetics.

Freelance PitchFest

Registration underway 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.


Get to know fellow conference attendees at our Welcome to Baltimore Reception after the Thursday kickoff session and enjoy the informal comradery of a Saturday tailgating reception outside the gates to the Camden Yards baseball stadium.


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 #AHCJ19 and using the special hashtag that will be designated for each panel on the conference schedule.


Introducing Head Shot Station. We are excited to offer this year’s conference attendees an opportunity to have a professional head shot taken for their personal or business use. We have arranged with a local photography studio to set up a mini-photo studio in the exhibit hall on Friday morning of the conference. All professionals need a good photo of themselves, of course, but an opportunity like this can be especially valuable to freelancers who can’t turn to an in-house photographer when photos are requested.

Sittings on your own would normally cost hundreds of dollars, but we will be charging just a $10 sitting fee at the conference registration desk for those who want to take advantage. Shots will take just a few minutes and you’ll be able to choose your background. Available sittings will be limited, so you’ll want to inquire at the registration desk when you check in for the conference.

Here are details about how the Head Shot Station will work.


Photo: Adnan Islam