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Terrific preview of Association of Health Care Journalists, April 14-17, Philadelphia

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And it’s written by a guy who should be there, but can’t be.

Bill Heisel, one of our journalist story-reviewers for, posted his preview of highlights for the upcoming AHCJ annual conference on his blog, “William Heisel’s Antidote: Investigating Untold Health Stories.

On Thursday, April 14, I’ll lead a workshop entitled, “What Are Your Criteria In Reporting on Health Care Research?” I’ll be joined by one of our expert editors, Harold DeMonaco, director of the Massachusetts General Hospital’s Innovation Support Center. We’ll give background on our 5-year, 1,500-story results on, explain our process, work with attendees on evaluating a specific study in great detail, and even ask attendees to review a story themselves. We’ll also introduce journalists to a new online resource to help them report on costs of medical interventions. This has been a popular session in past years and we look forward to this opportunity again this year.

We’ll also debut our Health Journalism Warning Labels, a concept borrowed from a creative guy in the UK who pioneered the idea.

Here’s a sneak peak. Soon we’ll post the template on our site so that anyone can print their own. We’ll give them out on sheets of precut sticky labels.

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