Health Journalism 2010

04/22/10 - 04/25/10     Chicago, IL


Speaker presentations, audio and video of some presentations and articles about specific panels are available. More than 2,200 tweets from the conference are archived.

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Peter Pronovost, M.D., Ph.D.

Keynote speaker

Peter Pronovost, M.D., Ph.D., professor, Johns Hopkins University Quality and Safety Research Group, was this year's keynote speaker at the awards luncheon on Saturday, April 24.

Pronovost, who established the Quality and Safety Research Group to advance the science of safety, is dedicated to improving health care through methods that are scientifically rigorous, but feasible at the bedside. Pronovost chose patient safety as a career path after watching his father die as a result of a medical error. In his new book, "Safe Patients, Smart Hospitals: How One Doctor's Checklist Can Help Us Change Health Care from the Inside Out," Pronovost tells that story, as well as the story of his journey from a researcher to a leader in patient safety.  

Newsmaker briefingsFrieden, Sebelius and Shuran

Back-to-back Newsmaker Briefings on April 22:

Thomas Frieden, M.D., M.P.H., director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, at 5:30 p.m.
Kathleen Sebelius, M.P.A., secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, at 6:15 p.m.

Newsmaker Briefing on Friday, April 23:

Jeffrey Shuren, director, Center for Devices and Radiological Health, Food and Drug Administration

Assessing health reform

Special series of sessions to help you understand health reform:

  • Assessing health reform: Does comparative effectiveness research work?
  • Assessing health reform: Outlook for the nation's hospitals
  • Assessing health reform: Is there a looming doctor shortage?
  • Assessing health reform: What's ahead for state and local governments
  • Assessing health reform: The reporting challenge going forward

* The conference schedule

More than 500 people joined us in the Windy City for a world-class program of panels, workshops, field trips and classes planned to improve journalists' knowledge of today's hot-button health issues. Attendees tell us they went home with story ideas, had the chance to meet sources, strengthened their reporting skills and attend breaking newsmaker events. There were plenty of opportunities to network with other journalists.

For those of you on Twitter, we used the hashtag #ahcj2010 for news about and from the conference. Follow AHCJ_Pia for all of the latest news from AHCJ.




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Congratulations to Betsy Cliff, a reporter at The (Bend, Ore.) Bulletin, who won complimentary registration to Health Journalism 2010 by filling out last year's conference evaluation.