Health Journalism 2009

04/16/09 - 04/19/09     Seattle, WA


More than 400 people attended AHCJ's annual conference in Seattle and took advantage of a series of multimedia training sessions, field trips, and panels covering everything from aging to global health to veterans' health issues. AHCJ is posting speaker presentations, tip sheets and summaries of many of the panels.

News from the conference

bullet Tip sheets, presentations from Health Journalism 2009
bullet Journalists learn to market, brand themselves
bullet Improving reporting on medical studies
bullet Do audiences understand health stories?
bullet Genetic, environmental factors at work in aging process
bullet Hospital patient safety initiatives borrow from transportation industry
bullet Reporters' preparation would decrease chaos in covering disasters
bullet Animal-to-human contact key to emerging diseases
bullet Obama order expected to increase speed, efficiency of stem cell research
bullet Gaps in evidence drive movement toward shared decision-making
bullet Mental health: Reporting beyond the labels
bullet Credit crisis, IRS changes affect hospital finances
bullet Doctor shortage a ‘crisis’ in Wash.
bullet Costs critical to stories about health care

Now, more than ever, AHCJ offers training, networking and support for journalists.


♦ University of Washington / Health Sciences-UW Medicine
♦ Seattle Children's Hospital

Endowing Sponsor

♦ Robert Wood Johnson Foundation


♦ The Seattle Times
♦ The California Endowment
♦ Northwest Science Writers Association
♦ California HealthCare Foundation
♦ Missouri Foundation for Health
♦ The California Wellness Foundation
♦ The Commonwealth Fund
♦ Foundation for Informed Medical Decision Making
♦ Montefiore Medical Center
♦ RTI International
♦ Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
♦ Virginia Mason Medical Center

Congratulations to James Mulder of The (Syracuse) Post-Standard. By filling out the evaluation of the Urban Health Journalism Workshop, Mulder won the drawing for free registration to Health Journalism 2009!

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