Translating the Science for Public Health: Westat Co-Hosts Special Media Roundtable

Westat and the Society for Health Communication will co-host a special media roundtable on Tuesday, April 23, 2019, 3:30 to 5:00 pm on the role health communicators and journalists play in translating science to advance public health. In-person registration for this free event closes on April 11, 2019, but participation is available via WebEx.

A panel of distinguished health and science journalists, along with media relations experts from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), will provide insights on

  • New developments and challenges in health and science journalism
  • Appetite for scientific news
  • Role of social media and online influencers in delivering credible health and science news

Terry Savage, a Westat Vice President and Vice President of the Society for Health Communication, will give a brief welcome and introduce the following panelists.

  • Renate Myles, Deputy Director, NIH Office of Communications and Public Liaison and Public Affairs Chief, NIH News Media Branch
  • Nell Greenfieldboyce, Science and Technology Reporter, NPR
  • Lauran Neergaard, Medical Writer, AP
  • John Whyte, MD, MPH, Chief Medical Officer and blogger, WebMD
  • Hillary Viers, Chief, Engagement and Media Relations Branch, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (Moderator)

Register: Health Media Roundtable & Society Networking Reception: Connecting the Dots & Translating the Science for Public Health

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