Health Journalism 2014

03/27/14 - 03/30/14     Denver, CO

AHCJ’s first Mountain States conference – Health Journalism 2014 – brought journalists from across the United States and beyond to Denver in March. With nearly 700 attendees, the conference included field trips, workshops, a special end-of-life track, spotlight speakers, the Freelance PitchFest and dozens of panels.

Spotlight speakers included experts who continue to impact the world of health care, including Louis W. Sullivan, M.D., who served as HHS secretary from 1989 to 1993 and was the founding dean and first president of Morehouse School of Medicine, and Paul A. Offit, M.D., chief of the division of infectious diseases and director of the Vaccine Education Center at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Sullivan is author of "Breaking Ground: My Life in Medicine," which came out just before the conference. Offit is the author of several books including "Deadly Choices: How the Anti-Vaccine Movement Threatens Us All" (2011), and "Do You Believe in Magic? The Sense and Nonsense of Alternative Medicine" (2013).

Attendees were welcomed to Colorado by Gov. John Hickenlooper, who described himself as a "recovering geologist now on loan to public service."

Conference attendees tweeted throughout using #ahcj14.


Louis W. Sullivan, M.D.

Paul A. Offit, M.D.

Gov. John Hickenlooper