Two April events: #Crowd-sourced #health care, #science and the lay #press

Your scribe here, Tinker Ready, appears at the second event on science and the media.

Anne Wojcicki event posterDeleterious Me: Whole Genome Sequencing, 23andMe, and the Crowd-Sourced Health Care Revolution

Anne Wojcicki
With panel discussion by Archon Fung, Jeremy Greene, Sanford Kwinter, and Jonathan Zittrain. Moderated by Sheila Jasanoff.
April 17, 2012, 5:00pm–7:00pm
Emerson Hall, Room 105

Co-sponsored by the Harvard University Center for the Environment, the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and the Harvard University Graduate School of Design.





Standing Up for Science Media Workshop

Part of the Cambridge Science Festival

Broad Institute | 7 Cambridge Center

Cambridge, MA 02142, United States

Tuesday April 24, 2012

10.00 am Registration

Map of the location:

10.30 – 12.00 pm Science and the media

What happens when research announcements go wrong, statistics are

manipulated, risk factors are distorted, or the discussions become polarised?

Panellists: Dr Shawn Douglas, Fellow at the Wyss Institute for Biologically

Inspired Engineering; Professor Lorna Gibson, Professor of Materials Science

and Engineering, MIT; Dr Willy Lensch, Principal Faculty and Faculty Director of

Education, Harvard Stem Cell Institute.

12.00 – 1.10 pm Group work and lunch. Lunch will be provided.

1.10 – 2.30 pm What are journalists looking for?

How do journalists approach stories, balance the need for news and

entertainment with reporting science, and deal with accusations of polarising

debates and misrepresenting facts?

Panellists: Gino del Guercio, documentary filmmaker, Adjunct Professor, Boston

University’s College of Communication; Tinker Ready, freelance health and

science writer, Boston Health News & Nature Boston; Stephen Smith, City

Editor, Boston Globe.

2.30 – 3.10 pm Group work

3.10 – 4.15 pm Standing up for science – the nuts and bolts

Practical guidance for early career researchers to get their voices heard in

debates about science, how to respond to bad science when you see it, and top

tips for if you come face-to-face with a journalist.

Panellists: B. D. Colen, Sr. Communications Officer for University Science,

Harvard University; Leonor Sierra, Science and Policy Manager, Sense About

Science; Luke Stoeckel, Director of Clinical Neuroscience and Staff Training,

MGH-Harvard Center for Addiction Medicine, & VoYS US Representative.

4.15pm Close and informal feedback

End of Day Please join us for a drink


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