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2012 International Academy on Nutrition and Aging, July 12 & 13, Albuquerque, N.M.
American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, July 12-15, Baltimore
Alzheimer’s Association International Conference, July 14-19, Vancouver
National Conference on Behavioral Health for Women and Girls, July 12-19, San Diego
Application deadline: AHCJ-NLM Health Journalism Fellowships, Aug. 6
World Cancer Congress, Aug. 27-30, Montreal
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Health Journalism 2013, March 14-17, Boston
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Journalist Mary Otto will be AHCJ’s oral health topic leader, helping members stay on top of the news as it relates to this important but sometimes overlooked aspect of health care through timely blog posts, fact sheets, tip sheets and articles.
Otto is a Washington, D.C.-based journalist who began writing about oral health at The Washington Post, where she worked for eight years covering social issues including health care and poverty.
In 2007, she wrote the story of 12-year-old Deamonte Driver, a Maryland child covered by Medicaid who died after bacteria from a dental infection spread to his brain. The death of the boy spurred congressional hearings, a revamping of Maryland’s Medicaid dental system and increased attention to oral health access for Medicaid children nationwide.
The oral health topic pages will join AHCJ’s Core Topic pages on health reform and aging. The Core Topic pages are an effort to curate the organization’s resources, data and story ideas using “topic champions” – lead editors – to shape this material into practical guidance in covering stories on those topics. The oral health effort will be made possible thanks to support from the Pew Charitable Trusts.
If you are selected for the AHCJ-National Library of Medicine Fellowship, you’ll spend a week learning how to make best use of medical research, statistics and data. Apply today for the opportunity to:
- Learn how to explore the latest NIH research
- Learn to understand and interpret biomedical statistics
- Take advantage of NLM's data, programs and resources for stronger stories
- Get hands-on training in PubMed, MedlinePlus, ClinicalTrials.gov, ToxNet and Household Products Database
Enhance your medical and scientific reporting through this specialized fellowship. Fellowship includes travel expenses, lodging and stipend. The dates of the fellowship are Sept. 30-Oct. 4. Application deadline: Aug. 6.
Your AHCJ membership gives you access to this electronic medical information resource to help you research your health stories. UpToDate can help you research information for your health stories quickly and efficiently. It covers more than 9,500 topics in 19 medical specialties and includes more than 25,000 graphics and images. UpToDate also has links to the Medline abstracts of its 347,000+ references, and a drug database that allows you to research drug names, drug costs, and drug interactions.
AHCJ has arranged for its members to get free access to this valuable reporting tool. Normally, subscriptions cost up to $499 a year. Learn more about how you can use UpToDate in your reporting and sign up for access to this and the other journals and databases that your AHCJ membership entitles you to.
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Board members take on committee duties and contribute to association activities, including fundraising, advocacy, helping plan sessions at training events, membership outreach and the newsletter. They may be asked to play a role in other association projects, such as writing, editing or fact-checking resource guides or online teaching modules. Read more about the responsibilities, rights, restrictions and rewards of serving on AHCJ's board.
Six of the 12 director positions come up for election each year for two-year terms. Incumbent board members are allowed to run for re-election. To run for the board, you need to declare your candidacy by noon (Central time) on July 13. Read more about how to run.
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