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Medicine in the Media: The Challenge of Reporting on Medical Research
July 13-16, 2011
Hanover, New Hampshire
Apply online: http://medmediacourse.nih.gov
Deadline: February 28, 2011
There is no cost for the course, and meals and lodging are provided. Participants are responsible for their own travel to Hanover, New Hampshire.
The National Institutes of Health, along with partners at Dartmouth College and the Department of Veterans Affairs, is pleased to present a free annual training opportunity to help develop journalists’ ability to critically evaluate and report on medical research.
The course examines the challenges and opportunities inherent in communicating the results of medical research to the public. Stressing an evidence-based approach and re-examining intuitive beliefs about medicine, the course will prepare participants for the crucial task of evaluating research findings including statistics, selecting stories that hold meaningful messages for the public, and placing them in the appropriate context.
[NIH News Release http://www.nih.gov/news/health/jan2011/od-06.htm]