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Choosing software to edit audio


In this webinar, you will see side by side comparisons of three software programs for editing audio, known in the industry as Digital Audio Workstations, or DAWs: ProTools, Audacity and Hindenburg. 




Deadline: Livingston Awards: Recognizing the best journalists under 35

Established in 1981, the Livingston Awards recognize outstanding reporting and bolster the careers of young journalists. Each winner receives a prize of $10,000 for local, national or international reporting. The Livingston Awards invite print, online, video, audio and data visualization entries.




The next wave of America’s overdose crisis

In this webinar, an epidemiologist and two Pulitzer Prize-winning reporters will discuss the latest phase of the nation’s overdose epidemic as drugs laced with fentanyl and other poisonous synthetics flood the nation. They will discuss demographic trends and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on prevention, treatment and recovery. Journalists will gain deep insights into an epidemic that killed more than 100,000 Americans last year and will learn practical tips for covering the crisis. Panelists will also suggest fresh story angles.



Mental Health & Aging, Generations Forum

During this 4-day virtual event, mental health experts and advocates will discuss the need for equitable, accessible and affordable services for older adults, gaps in care and possible solutions to address this growing problem.

Learn how to pitch public radio’s The Pulse

In this webinar, freelancers will learn how to craft a winning pitch for The Pulse, the national radio program and podcast from WHYY that tells stories at the heart of health, science and innovation. The Pulse typically accepts two freelance pitches a month. Participants will be able to ask questions.

Integrated mental health and other care for Latinx domestic violence survivors

Panelists for this live discussion on integrated health care approaches are Jennifer Haddad Bell, the program consultant of Futures Without Violence and Dr. Juan Prandoni, the training director of El Futuro! Haddad Bell.


Applications open for Cancer Journalism Award

The AACR June L. Biedler Prize For Cancer Journalism was established in 2015 to raise awareness of the role that the media play in educating the public about cancer and cancer research. The prize provides an unrestricted cash award of $5,000 and a commemorative award. It is open to print, broadcast and online professional journalists whose stories appeared in platforms that target lay public audiences. Submissions must have been published or broadcast between January 1, 2020 and November 30, 2022.

ATA EDGE2022 Policy Conference
  12/07/22 - 12/09/22 Washington, DC
The American Telemedicine Association’s EDGE2022 Policy Conference includes sessions from leaders in the rapidly evolving telehealth policy fields and policymakers working to advance telehealth as a permanent care delivery option. For more information, see For media registration or to interview one of the speakers, contact Gina Cella at or 781-799-3137.
Model legislation would discourage physicians from leaving health insurance networks

The National Academy for State Health Policy is hosting a webinar to explain its new model legislation designed to limit out-of-network provider rates and thus discourage health care providers from abandoning health insurance plans. The ultimate goal is to lower costs to consumers.

Complimentary Media Registration: Neuroscience 2022
  11/12/22 - 11/16/22

Neuroscience 2022 is the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience (SfN) and the largest neuroscience gathering in the world. Each year, scientists from across the globe congregate to discover new ideas, share their research, and experience the best the field has to offer. Neuroscience 2022 will take place November 12-16 in San Diego, with some of the annual meeting content available virtually. The entire press program will be available online to registered media.

International Council on Active Aging annual conference & Expo
  11/08/22 - 11/10/22

This conference is geared toward wellness industry and active aging providers, investors, managers, clinicians and resident life executives.



Inaugural Journalism & Women Symposium Health Journalism Fellowship

The Journalism & Women Symposium (JAWS) in partnership with The Commonwealth Fund is offering a health journalism fellowship for emerging and early career journalists interested in improving their health care reporting skills. Six fellows will be trained and supported as they complete an extensive project on a key component of health care.

AMIA 2022 Annual Symposium
  11/05/22 - 11/09/22 Washington, DC

The American Medical Informatics Association features keynote talks on leveraging consumer health data for health promotion, and on informatics to enhance accessibility and achieve health equity for people with disabilities, plus posters and sessions on a variety of topics including use of social determinants of health data and note bloat and documentation burden. For more information or to gain press registration, contact Lisa Gibson at


Gerontological Society of America Annual Conference 
  11/02/22 - 11/06/22 Indianapolis, IN

Hundreds of experts, across multiple disciplines come together for one of the premier scientific meetings on aging. Panels and presentations range from biology to policy to social work.


The Specialized Centers of Research Excellence on Sex Differences (SCORE) Annual Meeting keynote

The Specialized Centers of Research Excellence on Sex Differences (SCORE) Annual Meeting keynote address is directed to researchers in the SCORE program and is open to the public; the rest of the meeting will be for SCORE investigators only. The SCORE program is the only NIH cooperative agreement program supporting disease-agnostic research on sex differences. Each center serves as a national resource for translational research to identify the role of biological sex differences in the health of women.

Food Insecurity and Health: Strategies to Address Community Needs

This webinar will explore the impact of food insecurity on health and factors reducing access to healthy and affordable food. Experts will discuss solutions such as community-based food system partnerships targeting vulnerable populations. 


Deadline: Applications open for Open Notebook fellowship

The Open Notebook, a nonprofit whose mission is to help science journalists succeed in their profession, runs a paid, part-time fellowship program for early career science journalists. This ten-month program is ideally suited for freelancers because there is a significant weekly time commitment. Fellows will work with mentors to plan, report and write five articles for publication at The Open Notebook. Expect several rounds of editing.

Investigating alcohol harms in your community

New Mexico In Depth recently published an investigative series, "Blind Drunk," documenting the toll alcohol takes on the state.

The investigation was sweeping. But whatever your beat or focus area, alcohol remains a huge, largely uncovered story with impacts on health, crime, policing, business, culture, or politics.

For reporters as well as others who want to learn more, this briefing by reporter Ted Alcorn will provide an overview of the problem and a basic toolkit to get started with your own investigation into alcohol harms in your community. There will also be time for discussion, questions and answers.

Free SciLine Media Briefing

SciLine, a free service for journalists from the American Association for the Advancement of Science, is holding a media briefing about the physical and mental health effects of experiencing extreme heat for different demographics. These include children, older people and outdoor workers. Panelists will discuss trends in deaths, hospitalizations and other outcomes, disparities in outcomes and measures communities can take to keep people safe. Panelists will also take questions from reporters.

Follow The Money: American Rescue Plan

This Poynter Institute webinar will review how the 2021 American Rescue Plan and other federal stimulus funds are being used in local communities.

Senate’s health committee to hold hearing following Dobbs decision

Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), chair of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP), will lead a hearing on how the Dobbs decision affects reproductive health care in America and the barriers, challenges, and threats it poses to women’s health. The hearing will begin at 10 a.m. on July 13.

Mental health and journalism
  06/27/22 - 07/31/22

During this five-week massive open online course, organized by the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas, with support from the Carter Center and in collaboration with The Self-Investigation, students will learn how to take care of their mental health in a stressful industry, as well as how to report on mental health issues with greater accuracy and empathy.

Data and Policy: Evidence-Based Opioid Use Disorder Treatment

If you are covering the opioid epidemic, join this free webinar hosted by The Foundation for Opioid Response Efforts to explain what data is showing about how best to treat opioid use disorder and what policies should be enacted. Speakers include: Arjun Venkatesh, M.D., M.B.A., M.H.S., associate professor and chief of the section of administration in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Yale University, Lisa Clemens-Cope, Ph.D.,, senior research fellow in the Health Policy Center at the Urban Institute, Peter Treitler, MSW, research specialist in the Center for Health Services Research at the Rutgers Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research and Bradley Stein, M.D., Ph.D., director of the Opioid Policies, Tools, and Information Center (OPTIC) at the RAND Corporation.


ECRI holds webinar on CPAP recall

The nonprofit group ECRI will hold a webinar June 23 at noon ET about the 2021 recall alert for certain Philips Respironics issued a recall alert for certain CPAP, BiPAP and mechanical ventilator devices due to potential health risks. Polyester-based polyurethane (PE-PUR) foam within the devices can break down, leading to the potential ingestion of black pieces of foam or certain chemicals, while using the device, ECRI said. Although the recall was issued a year ago, a full resolution has not been provided. On the webinar, experts will discuss the cause of the problem and recommendations for helping patients. 

When/Where: Noon EST, Wednesday, June 23, 2022

To register, vist the ECRI website.

What’s Next in Home and Community-Based Services?

During this webinar hosted by the Alliance for Health Policy,panelists will provide an overview of home and community-based services, including populations receiving these services, enrollment numbers, workforce challenges, benefits of HCBS and barriers to caring for complex populations. Speakers will also discuss recent federal policy measures taken to bolster HCBS as well as potential long-term policy levers to better improve this model.

Preventing Overdiagnosis 2022 Conference
  06/09/22 - 06/12/22 Calgary, Alberta

This conference is a forum for researchers, clinicians, policy makers, patients and the public to explore the issue of overdiagnosis – how patients can be harmed and resources wasted by diagnoses that turn people into patients unnecessarily, and strategies to address the consequences.

Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Markup

The Senate’s (HELP) Committee is holding a special session to review and revise a bill that would make changes to Food and Drug Administration (FDA) policies. This session is known as a markup.

AMIA 2022 Clinical Informatics Conference
  05/24/22 - 05/26/22 Houston, TX

The American Medical Informatics Association’s Clinical Informatics Conference is where clinician informaticists from all disciplines share their innovations in bringing technology advances from the lab to the front lines of care delivery. For press registration, contact Lisa Gibson, director of marketing and public relations, at

AMIA 2022 Informatics Summit
  05/21/22 - 05/24/22 Chicago, IL

March 21-24, Chicago – This meeting will cover cutting-edge work in translational informatics and clinical data science. For press registration, contact Lisa Gibson at

  05/01/22 - 05/03/22 Boston

Annual conference of the American Telemedicine Association is the world’s largest telehealth innovation event. Providers, technology developers, business professionals and leaders across the health care sector attend and present.

Becker’s Hospital Review Annual Meeting
  04/25/22 - 04/28/22 Chicago, IL

Annual meeting sponsored by health care publication Becker’s Hospital Review is hybrid this year, with in-person sessions in Chicago and digital content online May 2-4. The agenda includes talks on cybersecurity, data analytics and pharmacy, telehealth 2.0. Press registration available.

Webinar: Is it possible to have healthy people on a sick planet?

This webinar features, Gary Cohen, president of Health Care Without Harm and a pioneer in the environmental health movement for more than 35 years. Cohen has helped build coalitions addressing health impacts related to climate change and toxic chemical exposure. Health Care Without Harm, created in 1996, works to transform the health care sector to be environmentally sustainable.

On Aging 2022 Conference
  04/11/22 - 04/14/22 New Orleans, LA

ASA On Aging annual conference is billed as the largest multidisciplinary aging conference in the US. The theme “Advancing Economic Security” covers five tracks: Justice & Equity, Innovation & Social Impact, Health & Well-being, Economic Security, Ageism & Culture. (Note: vaccine and other health requirements mandated places for all attendees, speakers and exhibitors).

How COVID-19 Has Changed Healthcare Communications

During the pandemic, scientists and public health officials struggled to communicate. Join former U.S. Surgeon General, Dr. Jerome Adams, Pfizer’s Global Head of Communications, Ed Harnaga and Wall Street Journal Reporter Jared Hopkins for a conversation on successful and unsuccessful communication approaches during COVID-19 pandemic, and how these lessons can help us address broader health issues moving forward. The panel will be moderated by Raul Damas, Partner and Healthcare Co-lead at the Brunswick Group.

Resumés for Freelancers
Addressing suicide disparity in rural communities

This webinar, hosted by the Mental Health Technology Center Network, is mainly for mental health providers, but is open to the general public.


2022 American Association for the Advancement of Science Annual Meeting
  02/17/22 - 02/20/22

AAAS (the publisher of Scientific American) is the world’s largest multi-disciplinary science society, aiming to advance science, engineering, and innovation. The organization’s annual meeting offers an interdisciplinary blend of more than 120 scientific sessions, plenary and topical lectures, involving a community of leading scientists, educators, policymakers, and journalists discussing developments in science, technology and policy. The conference had been scheduled to be in person and will now be online.

Using Academic Research to Keep Politicians Honest: A Free Online Training Session for Journalists

This 50-minute training session sponsored by Harvard’s Shorenstein Center on Media, will show reporters and editors how to use academic research studies to hold governments and politicians accountable and to fight disinformation.

Hospital CEO compensation: Why are they paid so much?

The nonprofit Lown Institute will host a webinar about the compensation paid to chief executives of hospitals. Join health care experts as they discuss what’s behind the recent trends in hospital CEO pay and how we can better align executive compensation with hospitals’ social mission.

AACR report on the impact of COVID-19 on cancer research and patient care

Please join the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) for a virtual congressional briefing to release the AACR Report on the Impact of COVID-19 on Cancer Research and Patient Care. This report will describe the significant impact the pandemic has had on patients with cancer and the field of cancer research; highlight how cancer researchers have responded to the challenges posed by COVID-19; and document lessons learned during the pandemic that can be used to improve cancer research and patient care moving forward.

Institute for Healthcare Improvement - IHI Forum (virtual)
  12/05/21 - 12/08/21

The 2021 IHI Forum will provide more than 125 sessions that will look at the issue of patient safety from a variety of angles, including efforts to address racism.

Stopping the Next One: How two journalists covered the race to prevent the next pandemic

Journalists Harriet Constable and Jacob Kushner will discuss their six-part multimedia series for BBC, “Stopping the Next One,” which explores six diseases that could cause the next global pandemic and the scientists working to keep that from happening. Their stories cover a bat-borne virus in Asia, a super-spreader mosquito that has crossed from India to North America, African camels carrying Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), swine flu in Europe, monkeys with yellow fever in South America, and possums carrying flesh-eating bacteria in Australia.

Sciences Writers Annual Conference 2021
  09/28/21 - 10/08/21

The National Association of Science Writers (NASW) and the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing are hosting their annual conference for science writers, with an agenda designed to appeal to both the newest writers and seasoned professionals.

The cost depends on your membership status and affiliations, as explained on the registration page.

The mental health toll of COVID-19
  05/12/21 Online

Even as communities shift their focus toward recovery and reopening, the lasting effects of a year’s worth of pandemic-imposed pressures on mental health—sickness, isolation, fear, loss—are still emerging. SciLine’s next media briefing will cover the current and potential long-term mental health consequences of COVID-19 for adults; its impacts on child development and emotional wellbeing; and the race-based and other mental health disparities exacerbated by the pandemic. Expert panelists will brief reporters and then take questions on the record. Speakers include: Dr. Karestan Koenen, Harvard University; Dr. Sheri Madigan, University of Calgary; Dr. Ruth Shim, UC Davis; SciLine Director Rick Weiss will moderate the briefing.

Science Journalism & the Pandemic: Dr. Anthony Fauci, Dr. Atul Gawande & Dr. Elisabeth Rosenthal

Science Journalism and the Pandemic – A forum of the Brandeis Journalism Program examining the role of the news media in the public health fight against COVID-19 and the disinformation around it.

National Academy of State Health Policy annual convention
  08/17/20 - 08/19/20

The National Academy of State Health Policy annual convention will be virtual in 2020. The theme is State Health Policy: Flexibility and Resiliency through COVID-19 and Beyond.   Media can get a free #NASHPCONF20 press pass to access concurrent sessions (unless a session is restricted to only state officials), plenaries and the virtual exhibit hall. Contact Jennifer Laudano at for more information.

Freelance breaking news: Promises and pitfalls

Before the novel coronavirus hit, most national media outlets only hired local journalists to cover breaking news until their staff crews could rush to a scene. Now, in the age of the COVID-19 pandemic, many news directors are turning to local independent journalists for coverage, trusting freelance reporters and photographers to supply continuing on-the-spot news.

The SPJ Freelance Community invites you to join Washington, D.C.-area reporter and editor Stephenie Overman for a webinar as she discusses the issues freelancers face covering this fast moving story.

Essential Ingredients: Will China’s Dominance in Raw Materials Imperil the U.S.?

They are ingredients essential for everything from livestock feed to advanced weaponry to green technology. In this 60-minute briefing, we’ll hear from experts on why the U.S. gave up production of many of these vital materials, what could happen if China locks down exports of them, and the prospects for diversifying vital supply chains.

Keeping Antimicrobial Resistance top-of-mind for policymakers and the public during COVID-19

How can the antimicrobial resistance community leverage lessons learned from COVID-19 to highlight the importance of having effective antibiotic treatments available in the future? Join Ed Silverman, Pharmalot columnist, senior writer, Stat News, Maryn McKenna, journalist, author of Big Chicken, senior fellow, Emory University, columnist, WIRED, Manos Perros, president and chief executive officer, Entasis Therapeutic, Ted Schroeder, chief executive officer, Nabriva Therapeutics, and Evan Loh, chief executive officer, Paratek Pharmaceuticals, who will discuss the current scientific understanding of COVID-19’s impact on resistance, antibiotic marketplace and status of U.S. legislation, preparedness and implications for future outbreaks and U.S.-based manufacturing and supply chain for antibiotics.

Demystifying Testing for COVID-19

The American Lung Association is hosting this COVID-19 Town Hall Series on understanding COVID-19 testing.

The Road to Immunity During COVID-19: Developing and Distributing a Vaccine

This webinar will discuss the road to immunity during COVID-19, including the basics of vaccine development, how developing a vaccine for COVID-19 differs from "traditional" vaccine development, and what actions can be taken now and in the coming months to ensure that our supply chain is ready to manufacture millions of doses of a vaccine.

COVID-19: Vaccines and Therapeutics

Scientists around the world are racing to develop novel approaches to treat and prevent COVID-19. SciLine's next media briefing will cover the status of SARS-CoV-2 vaccine development and clinical trials as well as research on uses of antibodies and convalescent plasma for treatment and protection. This on-the-record briefing will be accessible via Zoom, so you can attend and ask questions from wherever you are.

COVID-19 - Vaccinating the world: Two global experts explain what it will take to succeed

Dr. Larry Corey and Dr. John Mascola join Fred Hutchison Cancer Research Center President and Director Dr. Tom Lynch to discuss the challenges and opportunities in accelerating development and distribution of COVID-19 vaccines for our integrated world in this webinar.

Medical Trade Wars: The Search for Drugs, Devices and PPE

"Medical Trade Wars: The Search for Drugs, Devices and PPE" will explain the bottlenecks in global supply chains and export restrictions imposed by some nations that are making vital medical products hard to obtain for some hospitals, businesses and individuals. It will cover global trade in pharmaceuticals, medical devices and other supplies such as personal protective equipment.

Reporting a pandemic
  05/22/20 Online
COVID-19 Testing, the Hope and the Hype

The roadmap to recovery from the pandemic relies heavily on testing—for both the presence of COVID-19 and the antibodies that might make people immune. But critical questions remain. When will accurate tests be available and to whom? How will we use these tests, and what are their limits?

The Coronavirus Pandemic: Health Inequities and Vulnerable Communities

The COVID-19 pandemic has hit underserved populations and communities of color particularly hard, exacerbating longstanding health disparities in the U.S. In this Facebook Live Q&A, Dr. Mary Bassett, Director of the FXB Center for Health and Human Rights at Harvard University and Former Commissioner of Health for New York City, will unpack COVID-19 and health inequities based on geography, income, race and occupation.

Pursuing Disparities Data on COVID-19

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine is hosting this webinar provide an overview of the currently available data on racial, ethnic, gender, geographic, and income disparities. They will also outline the limitations of the data – methodological, organizational, and political – and what data is needed to provide insight into how the virus is impacting communities of color and other at-risk populations.

Media Briefing: COVID-19: Infection, Spread, and Testing

Our understanding of the novel coronavirus is evolving quickly as scientists work around the clock to rigorously study it and the disease it causes in humans: COVID-19. SciLine's next media briefing will cover how the virus infects and is transmitted between people; case surveillance and projections about how it may spread; and the status of efforts to develop and implement widespread diagnostic testing.

Can We Expect a COVID-19 Vaccine Any Time Soon?

Drexel University’s Center for Public Health Readiness and Communication is hosting a webinar about the different vaccine candidates under development, the science behind them, the development timelines, how trials work, and then, once the vaccine is ready, what it takes to bring it to market.

Emerging Evidence for COVID-19 Spread and Treatment - Free NAM-APHA Webinar

The third COVID-19 Conversations webinar will discuss: emerging evidence on SARS-CoV-2 surface and aerosol transmission and stability; emerging and promising treatment modalities for COVID-19, including convalescent plasma and hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine; and the ethical implications and considerations for treating those who are ill with therapeutics approved via an emergency use authorization.

AMA President to Deliver National Address on Role of Science, Data in Combating COVID-19

American Medical Association President Patrice A. Harris, M.D., M.A., will deliver a live national address on Tuesday, April 7, about the essential need for relying on science and data to protect public health, particularly in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. The speech, delivered via livestream hosted by the National Press Club, will center on the need for evidence-based solutions and policies to generate societal trust, and the risk of shifting away from policymaking guided by science.

Developing a COVID-19 Vaccine: Free Webinar

Learn about the global race to develop a coronavirus vaccine. For over 40 years, the Center for Vaccine Development and Global Health at the University of Maryland School of Medicine has researched and tested vaccines to fight some of the most lethal and widespread infectious diseases in the world. Now, they’re working with a National Institutes of Health consortium to develop one for coronavirus. Hear from two of the center’s top experts – and ask them questions about those efforts.

COVID-19 Webinar: From Data to Decisions: Evaluating State Capacity

The rapid spread of the novel coronavirus has led to a growing number of COVID-19 hospitalizations and concerns about health system capacity. Models and projections can be useful tools to help policymakers at the state and local levels make evidence-based decisions to slow the spread of the virus and bolster health system capacity. During this webinar, panelists will highlight the role of modeling in helping states prepare and respond to COVID-19.

SciLine Media Briefing: Covering COVID-19, with an opportunity for Q&A

Journalists covering the COVID-19 pandemic are facing the challenges of fast-changing information and limited access to expert sources. Many reporters without deep science backgrounds find themselves in uncharted terrain as they strive to provide accurate and actionable health information to their communities. Join us for an instructive briefing on best practices—and pitfalls to avoid—when covering COVID-19, with tips from two veteran health and science reporters and perspective from a leader in the public health community.

Conference calls with infectious disease experts on coronavirus outbreak
  03/19/20 - 03/20/20
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health is hosting conference calls:
On Thursday, March 19, Barry Bloom, Joan L. and Julius H. Jacobson Research Professor of Public Health at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
On Friday, March 20, Marc Lipsitch, professor of epidemiology at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and director of the Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics
Media Briefing on Coronavirus: KFF Experts Explore Public’s Views and Nation’s Response

At 1 p.m. ET Wednesday, March 18, KFF will hold a reporters-only web briefing with its key policy and public opinion experts to discuss the nation’s rapidly changing public and policy responses to contain the COVID-19 novel coronavirus pandemic across the country and the world.

  03/18/20 - 03/20/20

This COVID-19 Webinar Miniseries will synthesize the information in the headlines to provide cohesive insight into the status of the response and remaining gaps in the system that must be addressed to limit the severity of the COVID-19 outbreak in the United States. This week, we will discuss the trajectory of the pandemic and the risks of a surge in cases. The speakers will explain how entities at the front lines are responding and highlight policy levers being deployed to stymie the spread of the novel coronavirus.

A Reporter’s Guide to Adolescent Learning and Well-Being
  02/27/20 - 02/28/20 Berkeley, CA

This two-day seminar will offer journalists a primer on the brain research and springboard to an exploration of these questions and others facing the education and health sectors. Eligible journalists may apply for scholarships to cover registration and reimburse expenses for lodging and basic travel costs.

ACA coverage starts for people who enrolled for 2020

 2020 coverage starts for consumbers who have paid their first premium.

Final day of Open Enrollment Period for ACA market coverage in 2020

After this date, consumers can enroll or change plans only if they qualify for a Special Enrollment Period.

The opioid epidemic: Approaches to adolescents and honored elders

The Western Divisions of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services present an event highlighting the importance of collaboration among clinicians & community members to address the opioid crisis.

The Woodhull Study Revisited: Nurses’ Representation in Health News Media
  05/08/18 Online (RSVP required) or Washington, DC

The George Washington University School of Nursing Center for Health Policy and Media Engagement has replicated the original 1998 Woodhull study, named after Nancy Woodhull, the founding editor of USAToday about nurses in the media. The original Woodhull study was done to raise awareness of the voices and perspectives of nurse professionals in the media. The Center has replicated the 20-year-old original study to determine what progress has been made. Twenty years later, are nurses used as sources more often in health news stories in print media?

Big Data and Healthcare Analytics Forum
  10/24/16 - 10/25/16 Boston, MA

Health care is undergoing a massive transformation. That’s no secret. Reimbursement is shrinking, providers are being asked to shoulder more risk, and patients are more involved in their care than ever. The ability to use analytics to transform data into actionable information – smarter business and clinical decisions – will play a big role in who survives this transformation. 

Standards for Health Information Governance
  05/02/16 Online

Discover a robust, globally-focused initiative designed to advance best practices and guidelines for health information management through Information Governance (IG), an initiative lead by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). Along with the Integrating the Health Enterprise (IHE), AHIMA has created an enhanced approach to aligning health information management practices with health IT to support best practices through interoperability standards.

Webinar: Inside the 'Black Box' of Healthcare Spending

The National Institute for Health Care Management will host a webinar on new data showing how much private insurance plans pay for common procedures in markets across the country and how provider consolidation influences payment rates.

ACA Open Enrollment ends

2016 Open Enrollment ends on the federal exchange.

Health Matters webinar on King v. Burwell: Obamacare on the brink?

The National Institute for Health Care Management will sponsor a webinar on whether the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in King v. Burwell will effectively dismantle the Affordable Care Act.

Special Enrollment Period on
  03/15/15 - 04/30/15 Online

This six-week enrollment period on will be open to people with certain qualifying life events, and to those who paid a penalty with their federal income tax return for not having insurance in 2014.

Legalizing Marijuana: The Public Health Pros and Cons
  10/08/14 Online

With a growing number of states considering the legalization of medical marijuana and, more broadly, the decriminalization of recreational marijuana, this event will examine the public health pros and cons.

Briefing: Where you live may decide the kind of care you get when you are older or have disabilities

A new scorecard measures the effects of state policies on the ability to live independently, from choice of setting, care quality and affordability, to support for family caregivers, and more.

What Is Keeping Price Transparency From Becoming A Reality?

Catalyst for Payment Reform (CPR) will host this half-day webinar on price transparency. This event is free to the media. Journalists can register for the event here.

May 20, online webinar, 11 a.m.-3:15 p.m. EDT.

Health Affairs: Provider Consolidation in Health Care
  05/19/14 Washington, DC

The clinical and economic virtues of provider consolidation have long been recognized by policy experts, but in recent years, research has shown that large provider organizations may use market power to obtain relatively high prices from payers without necessarily delivering superior quality. Health Affairs will release a package of "Web First" papers examining the issue from both sides.



Ninth National Pay for Performance Summit
  03/24/14 San Francisco, CA

Attendees at this conference will hear presentations on such topics as achieving the full potential of performance measurement, moving payment from volume to value, and regional collaborations designed to achieve the triple aim (lowering costs while improving quality and patient satisfaction), among other topics.

American Dental Education Association Annual Session and Exhibition
  03/15/14 - 03/18/14 San Antonio, TX

The theme of this is year’s meeting is “The Science of Learning.”

American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry 2014 Annual Meeting
  03/14/14 - 03/17/14 Orlando, FL

The AAGP Annual Meeting is a top educational event in geriatric mental health care, incorporating the latest information on clinical care, research on aging and mental health and models of care.

Housing First Partners Conference
  03/12/14 - 03/14/14 Chicago, IL

A national forum for housing, health and mental health service providers, as well as federal, state and local government officials, researchers, advocates, trainers, peers and thought leaders engaged in ending homelessness through Housing First. Co-sponsored by DESC and Pathways to Housing.

Sixth Annual Leadership Summit on Consumerism Through Health Plan Innovation
  03/11/14 Orlando, FL

Attendees at this conference will hear how health plans are developing new ways to retain existing members and expand their market share by adopting retail marketing strategies and consumer engagement tools.

Aging in America 2014
  03/11/14 - 03/15/14 San Diego, CA

The American Society on Aging annual conference is one of the largest multidisciplinary aging service meetings in the U.S. -- this year over 3,000 professionals in the field of aging – health care professionals, researchers, policy analysts, occupational therapists, social workers, financial planners, elder law attorneys, and others who work with older adults will get together to focus on best practices for serving an aging population

AHIP's Health Insurance Exchanges Forum
  03/07/14 Washington, DC

In the first two sessions of this forum, speakers will address enrollment trends in exchanges. The first speaker, Paul Mango (director, health care systems and services, for McKinsey & Company), will speak about enrollment trends in exchanges and who has signed up in the marketplaces, which products these individuals chose and what they were charged. The second speaker will be Diana Dooley, secretary of the California Health & Human Services Agency, who will focus on the state‐based exchanges and what strategies insures should consider for enrollment in 2015.

AHIP’s 2014 National Policy Forum
  03/05/14 - 03/06/14 Washington, DC

Those who attend the Association of Health Insurance Plan’s  event will hear presentations from administration officials, members of Congress, governors and health policy experts about the first two months under the Affordable Care Act, including the experiences of consumers and employers.

National "Virtual" Summit on Maternity Care Payment Reform
  03/03/14 Online

The topic of payment reform for maternity care is an area of concern because childbirth is costly and the quality is uneven, says the Catalyst for Payment Reform. CPR will waive the registration fee for AHCJ members.

Accountable Care Organizations and Provider Integration Under Health Care Reform Online

This teleconference will discuss an important issue for health care journalists covering how hospitals and physician groups are joining together to improve care delivery and yet not run afoul of antitrust laws.

AcademyHealth’s National Health Policy Conference
  02/03/14 - 02/04/14 Washington, DC

The 14th annual conference is designed to outline the critical health care issues and policy priorities for the coming year and offer attendees an insider’s perspectives from health policy leaders.

Yankee Dental Congress
  01/29/14 - 02/02/14 Boston, MA

This annual meeting will include a celebration of the 150th birthday of the Massachusetts Dental Society and  the Ninth Annual Conference for Women In Dentistry which will focus on the theme "Surviving and Thriving: Treating Ourselves as Well as We Treat Our Patients."

Living to 100 Symposium
  01/08/14 - 01/10/14 Orlando, FL

Sponsored by the Society of Actuaries, global thought leaders share ideas and knowledge on aging, increases in survival rates and the resulting increase in aging populations together with its implications to social, financial, retirement and health care systems.

Employee Benefit Research Institute’s 73rd Policy Forum
  12/12/13 Washington, DC

Policy forums bring together a cross-section of EBRI sponsors, congressional and executive branch staff, benefit experts, and representatives from academia, interest groups and labor to examine public policy issues. The forums are roundtable discussions featuring verbal and written exchange among speakers and participants.

2013 Lown Conference: From Avoidable Care to Right Care
  12/03/13 - 12/05/13 Boston, MA

A series of panels and speakers will address medical overuse as a global epidemic, explore physician fears of medical malpractice suits, envision the U.S. health care system 25 years from now, and demonstrate how to start conversations about overuse.

National Summit on Fostering Transparency in the Cost and Quality of Health Care
  12/02/13 - 12/04/13 Washington, DC

Steven Brill, J.D., who wrote, “Bitter Pill: Why Medical Bills Are Killing Us,” for Time magazine in March, will be the keynote speaker.

World AIDS Day

This year’s theme is “Shared Responsibility: Strengthening Results for an AIDS-Free Generation.”

The annual observance is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died. World AIDS Day was the first ever global health day and the first one was held in 1988.

Greater New York Dental Meeting 2013
  11/29/13 - 12/04/13 New York, NY

One of the world’s largest dental congresses, this annual event charges no registration fee and offers scientific presentations, seminars for dentists and auxiliaries, hands-on workshops, technical exhibits and an a trade show with hundreds of exhibitors.

Gerontological Society of America Annual Meeting
  11/19/13 - 11/24/13 New Orleans, LA

GSA's Annual Scientific Meeting brings together more than 4,000 people in the field of aging to participate in more than 400 scientific sessions including symposia, paper, and poster presentations.

Aging and Society Conference
  11/08/13 - 11/09/13 Chicago, IL

This is an international forum to enhance knowledge and continue discussion for anyone engaged in the aging community of researchers, academics, caregivers, and practitioners.

American Nurses Association 2013 Staffing Conference
  11/08/13 - 11/09/13 Washington, DC

Studies show that optimal staffing reduces mortality rates, adverse patient outcomes, length of stay, and rates of readmissions and medical errors. This conference aims to empower nurses to improve patient care by developing innovative solutions to the complex challenge of determining and delivering appropriate nurse staffing.

Hospice / Palliative Care Month
  11/01/13 - 11/30/13

This observance focuses on raising awareness about care for the 1.5 million patients each year who receive care from hospices in the United States.

Medicine X: Stanford University School of Medicine
  09/27/13 - 09/29/13 CA

The Medicine X initiative is designed to explore the potential of social media and information technology to advance the practice of medicine, improve health, and empower patients to be active participants in their own care.

Data release: Preliminary data on births for 2012

The CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics will release data and information about “Births: Preliminary Data for 2012.” All materials are embargoed until 12:01 a.m. on the date of release.  For more information or to request an interview please contact the NCHS press office at 301-458-4800 or

Data release: Use of family planning and related medical services among women

The CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics will release data and information about the “Use of Family Planning and Related Medical Services among Women 15-44 in the United States” from the National Survey of Family Growth 2006-2010. All materials are embargoed until 12:01 a.m. on the date of release.  For more information or to request an interview please contact the NCHS press office at 301-458-4800 or

Briefing: Survey of health care benefit costs and plan changes at large employers
  08/28/13 Washington, DC

The National Business Group on Health will host a press briefing on Wednesday, Aug. 28 at 10:00 a.m. EDT at the National Press Club to discuss the results of its annual survey of large employers on health care benefit costs and changes they are making to their programs in the wake of economic uncertainty and rising costs.

Webinar: What Do Consumers Need to Know About Health Reform's Changes?

As part of its Media Fellowships Program, the Kaiser Family Foundation is organizing a series of interactive webinars exclusively for journalists to address key aspects of the 2010 Affordable Care Act, the implications for consumers, and strategies for connecting the dots for different audiences.

The first webinar will take place from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday, August 28, and will be an overview of how health reform's impact will vary for people in different circumstances, including those currently with employer coverage, those who buy their own insurance and those who are currently uninsured. Foundation State Health Policy Director Jennifer Tolbert and Senior Fellow Karen Pollitz will explain the law's individual mandate requiring most Americans to obtain coverage, as well as the law's new coverage options, including new state insurance marketplaces, subsidies for people with low- and moderate incomes, and new rules prohibiting insurers from discriminating based on pre-existing conditions. They will answer journalists' questions about the law as part of the webinar.

The National Association of Area Agencies on Aging National Conference
  07/27/13 - 07/31/13 Louisville, KY

The national conference showcases innovative programs and services to assist AOAs to help older people and their caregivers live with dignity at home and in their communities as long as possible.  Care Transitions, Managed Care Long Term Care Services, technology, and social media are some of the sessions planned.

The Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008: Impact on Disability Discrimination
  07/23/13 Washington, DC

Congressional, civil rights and business community champions of the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act will make brief remarks to mark the fifth anniversary of the ADAAA. That will be followed by the release and summary of National Council on Disability’s latest report, "The Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008: Impact on Disability Discrimination," which will provide an analysis of federal court cases decided under the ADAAA since it went into effect in January of 2009.

Healthy Aging Means Business
  07/18/13 Philadelphia, PA

The aging population means new opportunities for businesses. This one-day conference focuses on how businesses might leverage healthy aging trends, health and longevity, and money and finances. Business executives will hear about current and new and  evidence-based resources and techniques in the healthy aging marketplace.  Projected attendees include product development, strategic planning, brand management, market research and client service executives. The workshop is co-sponsored by the Gerontological Society of America and NMI Market Research.

Conference call: Prescriber Checkup
  05/14/13 Conference call

ProPublica is preparing to launch a huge health care project in conjunction with The Washington Post called “Prescriber Checkup,” which will allow users to see individual doctors’ prescribing habits for the first time.

ProPublica is hosting a reporters’ conference call on Tuesday, May 14 at 2pm ET to walk everyone through the app and how best to utilize it for their own localized reporting. Participants should sign up in advance.

Building Healthy Academic Communities National Summit
  04/22/13 - 04/23/13 Columbus, OH

Health and wellness covers a broad range of campus-wide issues and changing landscapes. Topics covered at the summit that tap into participants' expertise range from policy and benefits development, strategic planning, leadership and constituent engagement to the development, implementation and evaluation of innovative wellness activities. Organizers say this will include comprehensive, evidence-based practices on faculty & staff wellness, student wellness, academic medical centers, and wellness innovation.

2013 NICHE Conference
  04/10/13 - 04/12/13 Philadelphia, PA

Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders

This three-day event highlights evidence-based innovations, research and networking opportunities. The goal is to provide support to hospitals and other health care organizations in meeting the critical challenge of quality care for older adults.

Access Denied: Science News and Government Transparency
  10/03/11 - 10/03/11 Washington, DC

An investigation in the current issue of Columbia Journalism Review finds that despite President Obama's early promise to create an open government, the nation's science reporters feel there has been little to no progress since Bush was in office. The National Press Club will host a panel of journalists and invited administration officials to critique what journalists and the government are (or aren't) doing to change that.

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