2020 talks, workshops, presentations
(all via Zoom or Skype after January)
January 8, 2020: Publisher Gary Schwitzer presents to two classes of third-year medical students at the University of Minnesota.
January 23, 2020: Gary speaks to the National Cancer Institute’s Physical Sciences in Oncology Network Patient Advocacy Working Group.
May 6, 2020: Spoke to online course with more than 7,000 international journalist-enrollees from more than 150 countries. “Journalism in a pandemic: Covering COVID-19 now and in the future,” was a free online course offered by the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas at the University of Texas at Austin, in partnership with the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNESCO, with support from the Knight Foundation and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP).
September 2, 2020: Zoom presentation, “Perfect storm of politics, PR and polluted messages to the public,” for Georgetown University Health and the Public Interest graduate program – and for broader public audience.
2019 talks, workshops, presentations
April 28, 2019: Publisher Gary Schwitzer led two workshops, “Reading beyond the hype in news media and scientific literature claims regarding cancer treatments,” at the National Breast Cancer Coalition annual meeting in Washington, DC.
June 28, 2019: Gary speaks to annual meeting of the Health Science Libraries of Minnesota at St. Catherine University in St. Paul.
2018 talks, workshops, presentations
January 19, 2018: Publisher Gary Schwitzer spoke on a panel, “Who can you trust?” at the Minnesota Public Health Association.
January 31, 2018: Gary spoke via WebEx to NIH Science Policy Discussion group members in Washington & Baltimore.
February 5, 2018: Gary spoke to Minneapolis chapter of the American Association of University Women.
April 30, 2018: Gary leads two workshops, “Ramping Up Your Critical Appraisal Skills,” at National Breast Cancer Coalition in Washington, DC.
July 16-20, 2018: Managing editor Kevin Lomangino speaks at Tufts’ Digital Strategies for Health Communication class, with HealthNewsReview.org as the weeklong case study.
July 28-31, 2018: Gary speaks at ABIM Foundation conference, “[Re]Building Trust,” in Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico.
August 13-17, 2018: Gary speaks at an international health journalism workshop and at the “Too Much Medicine” conference in Helsinki, Finland.
September 20, 2018: Gary speaks at Lehigh University
November 15, 2018: Gary speaks to Prof. Doug Starr’s science journalism class at Boston University via Skype
November 16, 2018: Gary speaks to a University of Minnesota health communication seminar
December 13, 2018: Gary leads webinar for National Network of Libraries of Medicine
2017 talks, workshops, presentations
February 4, 2017: Publisher Gary Schwitzer speaks at University of Minnesota Alumni Association Minne-College event, “Too Much of the Wrong Kind of Health Care News.” Naples, FL.
March 30, 2017: Gary speaks at American Association of Medical Colleges professional development conference for institutional advancement. Panel: “Getting it Right and Avoiding Hype in Communicating about Research.” Fajardo, Puerto Rico
April 20, 2017 – managing editor Kevin Lomangino will speak on a panel, “Reporting on Medical Studies,” at the Association of Health Care Journalists annual conference, in Orlando, FL. This will be our 11th consecutive year presenting at this annual national conference.
April 27, 2017 – Kevin speaks via Skype to Ugandan group of journalists, researchers, policymakers about HealthNewsReview.org’s criteria for evaluating health news stories.
April 27, 2017 – Gary gives talk, “HealthNewsReview.org: 1st systematic analysis of health care PR,” at the spring conference of the Minnesota Health Strategy & Communications Network in Minneapolis.
May 6, 2017 – Gary leads workshop, “A call for slow journalism reporting on slow medicine,” at Lown Institute annual conference, Boston.
May 9, 2017: Gary speaks at University of Minnesota LearningLife program of the College of Continuing Education, St. Paul, MN.
June 15-16, 2017: Gary gives talk,”Are journalists not setting the example for conflict-of-interest discussions?” at PharmedOut conference, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, DC.
July 13, 2017: Gary will speak about “Errors of Enthusiasm: Responsible Communication of Research Findings” at the Northwest Association for Biomedical Research (NWABR) annual IRB training conference in Seattle.
July 18, 2017: Gary gave a talk, “Strategies for accurate, balanced, complete health care media messages,” at the Digital Strategies for Health Communication course at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston.
October 17, 2017 – Gary gave a talk, “Conflicts of interest in health care journalism” at a Poynter Institute workshop, “SciFacts: Fact-checking claims about science,” at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. He also spoke separately about tools and resources to help journalists with health care journalism fact-checking.
October 21, 2017 – Kevin spoke to the American Heart Association Industry Nutrition Advisory Panel about our news release reviews.
November 9, 2017 – Gary speaks via Skype with Prof. Doug Starr’s science journalism graduate class at Boston University.
November 14, 2017 – Gary speaks to two different classes at the U of Minnesota School of Journalism & Mass Communication: Prof. Jane Kirtley’s Mass Media Ethics class and Prof. Rebekah Nagler’s Mass Comm & Public Health class.
December 4, 2017 – Gary visits the University of Wisconsin-Stout campus in Menomonie, Wisconsin to deliver a lecture, “HealthNewsReview.org: improving the public dialogue about health care,” and to speak with faculty and students.
2016 talks, workshops, presentations
March 24, 2016: Managing editor Kevin Lomangino spoke to National Institutes of Health communications directors. Bethesda, Maryland
April 7, 2016: Publisher Gary Schwitzer and managing editor Kevin Lomangino helped lead a workshop on how to do a better job of reporting on studies. Association of Health Care Journalists annual conference. Cleveland, Ohio. (This is Schwitzer’s 10th consecutive year presenting at such a workshop at this annual meeting.)
April 26, 2016: Publisher Gary Schwitzer spoke at University of Michigan Institute for Healthcare Policy & Innovation. Ann Arbor, Michigan.
May 11, 2016: Publisher Gary Schwitzer delivered closing keynote for Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement Colloquium, “How Can We Improve the Public Dialogue About Health Care?” Minneapolis, Minnesota
September: Gary spoke in Berlin at Professor Gerd Gigerenzer’s Harding Center for Risk Literacy at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development.
September: Gary presented a 90-minute seminar, “Pernicious Promotion of Overdiagnosis – Public Relations News Releases,” at the 4th annual Preventing Overdiagnosis conference, held this year in Barcelona.
October: Kevin appeared on a panel discussing news coverage of screening tests at an Association of Health Care Journalists – National Cancer Institute workshop in Washington.
November: Gary appeared on a panel, “Errors of Enthusiasm: Responsible Communication of Research Findings,” at the PRIM&R (Public Responsibility in Medicine & Research) Advancing Ethical Research conference in Anaheim, CA
2015 talks, workshops, presentations
Association of Health Care Journalists annual conference, Santa Clara, CA. 9th consecutive year that we’ve helped lead this workshop. “How to accurately report on medical research findings.”
US Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD, workshop for medical officers of this agency on how to effectively communicate risks to the public.
Preventing Overdiagnosis conference, Washington, DC. Workshop: “The role of the media in promoting or preventing overdiagnosis.”
Lead two health journalism workshops in New Delhi and Mumbai, India, in collaboration with the National Cancer Institute.
Speak to Association of Health Care Journalists workshop on evidence-based medicine in Washington, DC.
Speak to the inaugural conference of the Meta-Research Innovation Center at Stanford (METRICS).
2014 talks, workshops, presentations
Keynote address to National Medicines Symposium, Brisbane, Australia
National Breast Cancer Coalition Project LEAD workshop, Washington, DC
2013 talks, workshops, presentations
Selling Sickness conference, Washington, D.C.
16th Annual Mates David and Hinna Stahl Memorial Lecture in Bioethics, UMDNJ Robert Wood Johnson Medical School , New Brunswick, NJ
World Conference of Science Journalists, Helsinki, Finland
Minnesota State Fair, Minnesota Public Radio building, discussion about “distinguishing miracle drugs from medical quackery” – taped for use on MPR Daily Circuit program
Presentation to Veterans Health Administration’s National Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, Durham, North Carolina. “Trying To Improve the Public Dialogue About Health Care: Lessons from HealthNewsReview.org.”
December 2 – 3
2012 talks, workshops, presentations
Health Journalism 2012: The Association of Health Care Journalists annual conference, Atlanta, Georgia, workshop: Evaluating medical evidence for journalists
University of Wisconsin-Madison conference, Science Writing in the Age of Denial
National Cancer Institute – Cancer Research in the Media workshop for journalists in Beijing, China – hosted by Cancer Institute and Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences
The Rocky Mountain Workshop on How to Practice Evidence-Based Health Care – Steamboat Spring, CO
Eisenberg Conference Series: Supporting Informed Decision Making When Clinical Evidence and Conventional Wisdom Collide. AHRQ Conference Center, Rockville, Maryland.
New England Chapter of the Medical Library Association Annual Meeting (NAHSL) Woodstock, VT
MIT Medical Evidence Boot Camp, Knight Science Journalism Fellowships at MIT, Cambridge, MA
2011 talks, workshops, presentations
New England Science Writers bloggers panel, Harvard Faculty Club, Cambridge, MA
April 14- 17
Food and Drug Administration Risk Communication Advisory Committee, Washington, DC
US Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality Evidence-based Practice Centers, Rockville, MD
Foundation for Informed Medical Decision Making Summer Medical Editors meeting, Jackson Hole, WY
Food and Drug Administration Risk Communication Advisory Committee, Washington, DC
National Breast Cancer Coalition media workshop, New York City, NY
Minnesota Breast Cancer Awareness Association annual meeting keynote speaker
Medical Evidence Boot Camp, Knight Science Journalism Fellowships at MIT, Cambridge, MA
2010 talks, workshops, presentations
Panelist for Radio-Television Digital News Association convention on improved health journalism, Las Vegas.
Organized and spoke at workshop for members of American Society of News Editors in partnership with Foundation for Informed Medical Decision Making, Boston
Speaker, Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement Colloquium, St. Paul.
Panel member at National Breast Cancer Coalition annual conference, Washington, DC
Spoke to Tufts Summer Institute on Web Strategies for Health Communication, Boston
Spoke to general internal medicine department and to MD-MPH students at University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Spoke to Northwest Science Writers Association, Seattle and to Institute for Health Metrics & Evaluation, University of Washington
National Cancer Institute Cancer Research in the Media workshop for Latin American journalists, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil