Friday, May 11, 2012

Calling all Health Bloggers- Media in Medicine Course

Medicine: Mind the Gap, NIH Seminar Series 

The Medicine in the Media course offered by the NIH's Office of Disease Prevention teaches evidence-based health reporting. 

This year’s course, to be held October 14–17, 2012, at the Bolger Center in Potomac, Maryland, is open to bloggers, reporters, and editors who provide the general public with news stories about health and healthcare via print, broadcast, or online media. While participants should be eager to enhance their skills in medical science reporting, they need not have extensive experience or a background in medical journalism. The course  teaches attendees to:

                    Interpret and evaluate research findings, including statistics.
                    Select stories that hold meaningful messages for the public.
                    Place stories in their appropriate context.

Please note: The deadline to apply is June 1, 2012, at 5 p.m. ET.

For more information, including FAQs and alumni testimonials, visit the Medicine in the Media website:

This course is FREE and accommodations are provided too! So fellow health bloggers if you can get yourself to DC this will be the place to be in October.
I regret I will be unable to attend since  I know I would enjoy the sessions on evaluating research findings.   Hopefully I'll be able to attend next year. 

Every Day is a Blessing!

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