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Off to Seattle

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I’m on 3 panels at the Association of Health Care Journalists annual conference this week in Seattle. healthjournalism09_225x220.gif

Friday at 11 a.m.: Explaining costs in health care stories.

Friday at 3:15 pm: State legislation encouraging shared decision-making. Clinical, policy, legal views in one session.

Saturday at 2:30 p.m.: “How To Report on Studies” workshop. This session will mark the first time that the original publishers of the Australian, Canadian and US teams that have graded more than 2,000 health care stories will appear together on the same panel. It’s Dr. David Henry – now in Toronto – who was the pioneer with the Media Doctor Australia website, Alan Cassels of the University of Victoria who started the Media Doctor Canada website, and me – publisher of the website. Should be fun.

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