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Bodega Bay: Oysters, Abalone, and Ocean Acidification

Registration fee: $25 (lunch included) Details: Wear comfortable walking shoes Organizer: Kat Kerlin, UC Davis Strategic Communications Sponsored by: UC Davis Strategic Communications The West Coast is prized for its productive fisheries and...
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Napa: The Science of Wine

Registration fee: $25 (lunch included) Details: Wear comfortable shoes Organizer: Pat Bailey, UC Davis Strategic Communications Sponsored by: UC Davis Strategic Communications Travel to the UC Oakville Station, operated in the heart...
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UC Davis Innovative Energy Tour: Lights, Transport, Action

Registration fee: $25 (lunch included) Details: Wear comfortable shoes Organizer: Stephen Kulieke, UC Davis Institute of Transportation; Alicia Loge, UC Davis Energy Efficiency Center Sponsored by: UC Davis Strategic Communications UC Davis,...
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Redwoods of Northern California

Registration fee: $45 Details: Wear comfortable hiking shoes. Trip organizer/speaker: Lynn Yarris, NCSWA/Todd Dawson, UC Berkeley Sponsored by: UC Berkeley Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Preserve encompasses 805 forested acres of...
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Sea Otters, Sharks and Conservation at the Monterey Bay Aquarium

Registration fee: $45 (lunch included) Organizer: Rob Irion, UC Santa Cruz Sponsored by: Monterey Bay Aquarium The famed Monterey Bay Aquarium is one of the world’s great centers for marine life...
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Deep-sea Robots, Underwater Landslides and Creatures of Monterey Canyon

Registration fee: $25  Lunch: Available to purchase Details: Wear comfortable walking shoes Organizer: Wallace Ravven Sponsored by: Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute The three-kilometer-deep Monterey Submarine Canyon begins very near...
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Earthquake Faults in the San Francisco Bay Area

Registration fee: $20 Details: Wear shoes suitable for outdoor walking on uneven surfaces. Dress in layers. Bring rain gear, water, hat, and sunscreen as appropriate. Organizer: Robert Finn, Univadis.com Sponsored by: US...
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Coastal Hazards in a Time of Rising Seas and Climate Change

Registration fee: $20 Details: Wear clothing and shoes suitable for outdoor walking on uneven surfaces. Bring rain gear, water, hat, and sunscreen as appropriate. Organizer: Robert Finn, Univadis.com Sponsored by: US Geological...
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Tour X, the Moonshot Factory

Registration fee: $20 (lunch included) Organizer: Donna Alvarado Sponsored by: Google X X, (formerly known as Google [x]), is a moonshot factory with the mission of incubating new breakthroughs in science...
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A Look Inside the World’s Largest Laser

Registration fee: $20  Sponsored by: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory The National Ignition Facility (NIF), the world’s largest and highest-energy laser, consisting of 192 individual laser beams that converge on a...
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Earthquake Early Warning and the Hayward Fault

Registration fee: $20 (lunch included) Details: Wear comfortable walking shoes Organizer/speaker: Robert Sanders, UC Berkeley/Richard Allen, Director, Berkeley Seismological Laboratory Sponsored by: Berkeley Seismological Laboratory The Berkeley Seismological Laboratory operates one...
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Parks for Science, Science for Parks: UC Field Station at Point Reyes National Seashore

Registration fee: $25 (lunch included) Details: Wear shoes suitable for walking outdoors on the beach. Dress in layers. Bring rain gear, water, hat, and sunscreen as appropriate. Organizer: Kathleen Wong, UC...
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Explore a Local Healthcare Incubator: Johnson & Johnson Innovation, JLABS

Registration fee: $20 (lunch included) Organizer: Mary Miller, Exploratorium Sponsored by: Johnson & Johnson Innovation Tour participants visiting the Johnson & Johnson Innovation, JLABS (JLABS @ SSF) will explore this...
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Visit Bayer CoLaborator and Become a Pharma Employee for a Day

Registration fee: $20 (lunch included) Sponsored by: Bayer Join the Bayer Case Study “How to develop novel therapies for hemophilia,” become an employee at a pharmaceutical company and learn how industrial...
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Nice Missile You Got There: New Tools for Nuclear Data Journalism at Planet

Registration fee: $25 (happy hour reception included) Organizer: Devon Terrill, The Stanley Foundation Sponsored by: The Stanley Foundation, The James L. Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies at the Monterey Institute for International...
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Exhibits Opening and Awards Celebration

Join us in opening the conference exhibit hall and toasting award-winning science journalists around the world!

Opening Gala

Welcome to WCSJ2017! We celebrate the conference with a reception at the stunning California Academy of Sciences. Sponsored by the conference’s Diamond Sponsor, Johnson & Johnson Innovation.

Lunch and Tours of Lawrence Berkeley Lab

One of America’s premier national laboratories will open its doors to WCSJ2017 participants to provide an inside look at synchrotron and nanoscience research facilities. Following the first session at UC Berkeley,...
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Rewriting the Code of Life

Not since the atomic bomb has a technology so alarmed its inventors that they warned the world against its use. Not, that is, until the spring of 2015, when biologist...
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Jennifer Doudna
Jennifer Doudna

The Art of Truth: Data Visualization and Infographics for Everyone

With facts and truth increasingly under assault, many interest groups have enlisted data visualization to support all manner of spin. Because digital images and graphics are inherently sharable and can...
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Alberto Cairo
Alberto Cairo

In Defense of Science

The scientific world is facing its greatest challenge in centuries. A facts-based, data-driven way of operating is being rejected as elitist. With this change in attitude, support and funding for...
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Susan Desmond-Hellmann

Africa: The Cradle of Mathematical Sciences

In his address, Thierry Zomahoun will emphasize that history matters. Storytelling sets the tone for global perceptions of reality, which in turn influence the behavior of one group of people...
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Thierry_Zomahoun
Thierry Zomahoun

Book It: A Conversation Between Authors Mary Roach and Ed Yong

Two internationally known and best-selling book authors—Mary Roach, author of Grunt, and Ed Yong, author of I Contain Multitudes—engage to ask each other questions about their work, their lives, and...
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Ed_Yong
Ed Yong

A Delicate Balance: Immunity in Health, Disease and Medicine

From moment to moment, our immune system maintains a remarkable state of equilibrium, a tightrope act that is vital to our survival. On the one hand, the immune system must...
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Jeffrey Bluestone
Jeffrey Bluestone

Science Journalism, Authoritarian Regimes, and Pseudoscience

Pseudoscience deceives millions of people every day. Although scientists and journalists try to expose baseless assertions, governments around the world often will make decisions based on such claims or on...
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Carla_Da_Silva_Almeida
Carla Da Silva Almeida
Jasson_Muir_Clarke
Jasson Muir Clarke
Dyna_Rochmyaningsih
Dyna Rochmyaningsih
Sarah_Wild
Sarah Wild

2017 Latin American Edition of the Jack F. Ealy Science Journalism Workshop

The 2017 Latin American Edition of the Jack F. Ealy Science Journalism Workshop will bring together 50 science journalists for a one-day professional development workshop to present practical, hands-on training...
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Feeding the World: Achieving Sustainable Agriculture

THIS WORKSHOP IS NOW FULL. More and more people occupy our planet while the amount of arable land continues to decrease. Rapidly changing environmental conditions are placing unprecedented stresses on...
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Emerging Infectious Diseases: Post Zika in Latin America and the Caribbean

This half-day workshop will cover some of the following elements: Aftermath of the recent outbreak of Zika virus Genetic and biological factors, breakdown of public health measures, and microbial adaptation...
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Student Journalist Orientation and Training

THIS WORKSHOP IS FULL. All U.S. and international student travel fellows will attend a mandatory half-day orientation and skills workshop to preview their assignments for covering conference sessions. The workshop...
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Rewriting the Code of Life

Not since the atomic bomb has a technology so alarmed its inventors that they warned the world against its use. Not, that is, until the spring of 2015, when biologist...
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Jennifer Doudna
Jennifer Doudna

Tapping Databases for Scientific Evidence on Health

Approximately 2.5 million new scientific papers are published each year, according to recent estimates. To keep up with the literature in a field such as cancer, for example, a person...
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Anurag_Acharya
Anurag Acharya

The Future of Work

A range of technologies, including cloud and mobile computing, big data and machine learning, sensors and intelligent manufacturing, and robotics and drones, are transforming societies around the world. Nowhere will...
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Wayne_Cascio
Wayne Cascio

Putting Character into Science—the Power of Profiles

What makes a good science profile, and when is it the right or wrong way to approach a story? We all know that one seemingly easy way to help a...
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John Travis
John Travis

Open Data and Global Drug Discovery

What if it turned out that all the data scientists needed to find new ways to diagnose and treat disease were already available for free online? As just one example,...
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Atul_Butte
Atul Butte

Conflicts of Interest for Freelance Science Journalists

As well-paid, freelance commissions in science journalism become harder to find, freelancers are supplementing their income by providing science writing services to the public and private sectors, teaching or accepting...
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Federico_Kukso
Federico Kukso
Mohammed_Yahia
Mohammed Yahia

The Art of Truth: Data Visualization and Infographics for Everyone

With facts and truth increasingly under assault, many interest groups have enlisted data visualization to support all manner of spin. Because digital images and graphics are inherently sharable and can...
Read More
Alberto Cairo
Alberto Cairo

In Defense of Science

The scientific world is facing its greatest challenge in centuries. A facts-based, data-driven way of operating is being rejected as elitist. With this change in attitude, support and funding for...
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Susan Desmond-Hellmann

Can We Save the Oceans from Ourselves?

The ocean is arguably the planet’s greatest natural wonder, covering nearly three-quarters of the earth’s surface, providing many ecosystem services and supporting an abundance of life. Unfortunately, human activities are...
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The Global Refugee Crisis: Changing Health Needs

An unprecedented 65 million people worldwide have been forced from their homes by war, persecution and violence. The refugee crisis has ensnared people in Africa, the Middle East, Asia, the...
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Hussam Jefee-Bahloul
Photo_Spiegel
Paul Spiegel

Third Interactive WCSJ House of Commons Debate

In 2013, it was Helsinki; in 2015, it was Seoul. Now, San Francisco is about to fiercely debate a hot topic in science journalism. Once more, this session will NOT...
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Decolonizing Science

Is it possible to decolonize science – a serious and thoughtful demand that’s been bubbling up of late, especially in the Global South? Is science captive to its history in...
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Sibusiso_Biyela
Sibusiso Biyela
Javier_Cruz-Mena
Javier Cruz-Mena

Science Heard Around the World: Podcasting in the U.S. and Beyond

It seems as if we’re entering the golden age of podcasting: technological innovation has made it possible to launch a podcast from your own bedroom, and a growing audience is...
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Antonio_Martinez_Ron
Antonio Martínez Ron

SESAME – A scientific source of light for the Middle East

In May 2017, one of the world’s most unlikely laboratories opened for business. SESAME – Synchrotron-light for Experimental Science and Applications in the Middle East – is a new third...
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Roy_Beck-Barkai
Roy Beck-Barkai
Maedeh Darzi
Nathanial_Herzberg
Nathanial Herzberg
Kirsi Lorentz
Kirsi Lorentz
Özgül_Öztürk
Özgül Öztürk

Science Journalism in Latin America: Past, Present and Future

Latin America is a region rich in science. Although science research there lacks the financial support found in other regions, scientist engage in rigorous and important research throughout the continent....
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Federico_Kukso
Federico Kukso
Paula_Leighton
Paula Leighton
Gerardo_Sifuentes
Gerardo Sifuentes Marin
Angela_Posada-Swafford
Angela Posada-Swafford

Covering Research on Lab Animals: Challenges and Opportunities

Biomedical research on lab animals is an increasingly contentious topic — and a tricky subject for the science journalists who cover it. The public is sharply divided over the ethics...
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David_Grimm
David Grimm

Why Social Determinants Matter in Health Journalism

The belief in the ability to exert control over one’s life and environment is regarded as essential for both physical and mental well-being. Both philosophy and pop culture teach that...
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Mia_Malan
Mia Malan

The Rise of Digital Science Magazines

New digital outlets focusing on serious science journalism often anticipate that their “digital native” readers will be more engaged in the wider world and potentially more involved with their communities...
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Steven_Bedard
Steven Bedard
Stephen_Embleton
Stephen Embleton
Amanda_Mascarelli
Amanda Mascarelli
Rebecca_Tan
Rebecca Tan

Covering Indigenous Voices in Science

There is no greater gap between science and society than the one between scientists and indigenous people. To bridge this gap, researchers and health journalists are charged with being sensitive,...
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Phil_McKenna
Phil McKenna

The Challenges of Covering Infectious Disease Outbreaks

SARS. Bird flu. Ebola. Zika. Outbreaks of new or re-emerging diseases keep coming, and science, society and the media always seem to be caught off guard. Cases mount, scientists are...
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Science’s Billionaire Backers: Philanthropy’s Role in Research

Philanthropists around the world are giving huge sums to science research. To name just a handful: Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan’s commitment of $3 billion to biomedical research initiatives Paul...
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Cyndi_Atherton
Cyndi Atherton
Chonnettia_Jones
Chonnettia Jones

Power Pitch 2017

Welcome to Power Pitch 2017, where you’ll have the opportunity to sit across the table from the editor of your dreams and pitch story ideas, one-on-one. Each slot lasts 7...
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Steven_Bedard
Steven Bedard
Chrissie_Giles
Chrissie Giles
Laura_Helmuth
Laura Helmuth
Jude_Isabella
Jude Isabella
Lauren_Morello
Lauren Morello
John Travis
John Travis
Pamela_Weintraub
Pamela Weintraub

The Challenges of Covering Sexual Harassment in Science

Sexual harassment in science burst into the public spotlight when a series of major media stories revealed serious allegations against prominent scientists in astrophysics, anthropology, biology, public health and medicine....
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Azeen_Ghorayshi
Azeen Ghorayshi

Book It: A Conversation Between Authors Mary Roach and Ed Yong

Two internationally known and best-selling book authors—Mary Roach, author of Grunt, and Ed Yong, author of I Contain Multitudes—engage to ask each other questions about their work, their lives, and...
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Ed_Yong
Ed Yong

A Delicate Balance: Immunity in Health, Disease and Medicine

From moment to moment, our immune system maintains a remarkable state of equilibrium, a tightrope act that is vital to our survival. On the one hand, the immune system must...
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Jeffrey Bluestone
Jeffrey Bluestone

Land of The Giants: South American Dinosaurs and Antarctic Secrets

Dinosaurs are the stars of Latin American science, and usually dinosaur stories quickly spread around the world. In 2012 in the southernmost corner of the Americas, Argentine paleontologists discovered the...
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Sebastián Apesteguía
Sebastián Apesteguía
Soledad_Gouiric_Cavalli
Soledad Gouiric Cavalli
Diego Pol
Diego Pol

Fact-checking: The Future of Journalism?

Since last year, we have heard a lot about fake news. Fact-checking items have multiplied in the North American and European media. Science still has little place in this trend...
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Slow-Motion Epidemics: The Global Threat of Chronic Disease

Infectious diseases such as Ebola make headlines as public health threats in poor countries and as fear factors when they spread to rich ones, but slow-motion epidemics of chronic diseases...
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Lawrence_Gostin
Lawrence Gostin

There Is a 95% Chance You Should Attend this Session on Statistics

If you are a science journalist—and we think there is a high probability that you are—you will encounter research with “statistically significant” findings. Some of us regularly report on studies—in...
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Tom_Siegfried
Tom Siegfried

Reporting on Genome Editing: An International Discussion

Genome editing is one of the fastest-moving stories in science today. The 2012 introduction of CRISPR technology, which allows scientists to rewrite genomes with ease and precision, has sparked an...
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Xiaoxue_Chen
Xiaoxue Chen
Pallab_Ghosh
Pallab Ghosh
Valeria_Roman
Valeria Román

Conflicting Data: Dealing with the Reproducibility Issue

There is nothing worse than getting a story wrong. But what happens when the science itself is wrong? More than half of scientists today think that there is a substantial...
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Ivan_Oransky
Ivan Oransky
Randy_Schekman
Randy Schekman
Mohammed_Yahia
Mohammed Yahia

The Human Ethics of Global Crisis Reporting

Science is at the heart of many of the world’s greatest crises, including infectious disease outbreaks, weather and climate related catastrophes, and energy sector exploitation and accidents. When science journalists...
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Ramesh_Bhushal
Ramesh Bhushal
Izabela_Moi
Izabela Moi

Reporting with Clarity on Vaccines and Vaccine Development

One of the most striking results of the 2016 State of Vaccine Confidence study, which surveyed 65,819 individuals in 67 countries, is that in France, Pasteur’s home, 41 percent of...
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Serusha_Govender
Serusha Govender
Andrew_Holtz
Andrew Holtz

Astronomy’s Next Big Things

Life beyond Earth. Dark matter and dark energy. Event horizons around supermassive black holes. It is hard to imagine a more enigmatic set of cosmic mysteries. Perhaps their allure has...
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Sheperd_Doeleman
Sheperd Doeleman
Joshua_Frieman
Joshua A. Frieman
Lisa_Harvey-Smith
Lisa Harvey-Smith
Catherine_Walsh
Catherine Walsh

Planetary Management in the Anthropocene

For millennia, human societies have been shaped by the environment around them. Now we are the dominant force on Earth, restructuring our world and causing environmental changes that will in...
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Neurons from the Human Brain

Clinical case studies and laboratory experiments tell us that human consciousness is closely linked to electrical activity in the most complex piece of excitable matter in the known universe, the...
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Christof Koch
Christof Koch

Innovating for Development

About 700 million people in the world live below the international poverty line of $1.90 a day, with spotty access to electricity, sanitation and health care. These are the people...
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Abdalllah_El-Kurebe
Abdallah el-Kurebe
Nathan_Myhrvold
Nathan Myhrvold

Stories Don’t Stop at Borders, So Journalists Shouldn’t Either

Science is an international business, major stories are cross-border or even global and the need for independent journalism to reflect this is vital. Yet the constraints journalists face regarding their...
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Ides_Debruyne
Ides Debruyne
Christabel_Ligami
Christabel Ligami

Antibiotic Resistance: The Next Challenges

There is near-universal recognition now that antibiotic resistance, generated by overuse and misuse in medicine and agriculture, is a grave global problem. It accounts for an estimated 700,000 deaths per...
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A Modestly Grandiose Proposal for How Scientists and Journalists Might Save the World, Up for Discussion

There is a body of techniques and practices, a language and culture, that scientists learn by apprenticeship and osmosis as they train. These form the underpinnings of an approach to...
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Science Journalism, Authoritarian Regimes, and Pseudoscience

Pseudoscience deceives millions of people every day. Although scientists and journalists try to expose baseless assertions, governments around the world often will make decisions based on such claims or on...
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Carla_Da_Silva_Almeida
Carla Da Silva Almeida
Jasson_Muir_Clarke
Jasson Muir Clarke
Dyna_Rochmyaningsih
Dyna Rochmyaningsih
Sarah_Wild
Sarah Wild

“One Test to Rule Them All”: Joe DeRisi in Conversation with Carl Zimmer

Joe DeRisi never rests in his pursuit of new technologies for finding and fighting mystery diseases. As a teen in the 1980s, DeRisi watched the AIDS epidemic catch the medical...
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Joe_DeRisi
Joe DeRisi
Carl_Zimmer
Carl Zimmer

Cutting-Edge Nuclear Technology: Which Questions Matter?

How should science reporters write about nuclear technology — both fission and fusion? Should they focus on the scientific, the engineering and the safety aspect? Or should they also include...
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Richard_Buttery
Richard Buttery
Nathan_Myhrvold
Nathan Myhrvold
Sonja_Schmid
Sonja Schmid

Make ‘em Sizzle: Turn Up the Heat on Slow Environmental Stories

Covering the slow-burn, unsexy stories of long-term environmental crises can be a greater challenge than ever for science journalists working in a 24/7 news cycle. Too often coverage bends inexorably...
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Mobile Technology, Newsroom and Citizen Engagement

How can media make the most of mobile technology to distribute news? Panelists in this session will share their experiences in using mobile technology — SMS, bluetooth, smart phone applications...
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Harry_Surjadi
Harry Surjadi

Leveling the Playing Fields: Science Journalism and Big Food

“Big Food” corporations (which include both food and beverage companies) have some of the largest marketing budgets in the world. These budgets buy a great deal of airtime and sophisticated...
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Alejandro_Calvillo_Unna
Alejandro Calvillo Unna

Engaging Your Audience with Poop Jokes and Other Funny Elements

Which would you rather read: an article about a new superconductor made of hydrogen sulfide or a superconductor made of farts? Or better yet, which article would you rather cover?...
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Joel_Warner
Joel Warner

When Will Healthcare Reach Digital Nirvana?

Over the past decade, healthcare has gone from an information business whose backbone was the three-ring binder and the fax machine, to a digital business. Shockingly, this transition has not...
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Julia Adler-Milstein
Julia Adler-Milstein

Stem Cells: The Hype and the Hope

Hope is at an all-time high around the potential of stem cells to cure disease. The first clinical trial using induced pluripotent stem cells to treat macular degeneration is ongoing...
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Deepak_Srivastava
Deepak Srivastava

‘Contact’ Plus 20: Where We Are in the Search for Aliens

2017 marks 20 years since the movie “Contact” was released, and it still holds up as a classic story about the search for extraterrestrial intelligence, or SETI. But the search...
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Guillem_Anglada-Escude
Guillem Anglada Escude

Innovative Approaches to Teaching Science Journalism

There may be as many different approaches to teaching science journalism as there are fields to cover. This session is aimed at academics, journalists and communicators who are teaching science journalism...
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Joydeep_Gupta
Joydeep Gupta
Jennifer_Kahn
Jennifer Kahn

Exploring and Managing Earth’s Microbiome

Cheap DNA sequencing has transformed the field of biology, revealing everything from the genetic drivers of cancer to the keys to human evolution. Today, scientists can even afford to sequence...
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Undercover Science Journalism

Undercover reporting—doing a journalistic investigation while pretending not be a journalist—has been interwoven with science and health journalism probably since Nellie Bly’s famous 1887 book, Ten Days in a Mad-House....
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Ramu_Sapkota
Ramu Sapkota
Faye_Kirkland
Faye Kirkland

Ringing in the Changes: The Role of Advocacy Journalism in Telling Science Stories

Can advocacy journalism, which demands close involvement, and science journalism, which requires distance, be bedfellows? Do journalists relinquish their objectivity when advocating on an issue? Is it necessary for science...
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Jop_De_Vrieze
Jop De Vrieze
William_H_Funk
William H. Funk

Engineered Cells: The Medicines of Tomorrow

With the much-heralded success of the modified immune cells known as CAR-T cells in the treatment of leukemia, we’re growing accustomed to the idea that, in very limited circumstances, human...
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Cancer: Progress, Pitfalls, and Prospects

The advances we have made in understanding cancer over the past decade have been so rapid and profound that clichés often attached to scientific process—revolution, paradigm shift, Golden Age—seem almost...
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Alan_Ashworth
Alan Ashworth

Welcome to UCSF!

UC San Francisco is one of the the world’s leading universities exclusively focused on health, dedicated to advancing the expansion of biomedical knowledge through scientific discovery, training the next generation...
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Sam_Hawgood
Sam Hawgood

Lunch with a Scientist at UC Berkeley

Partake of the tastiest new science during lunch with UC Berkeley scientists discussing the upside of stress and the science of pain and itch, as well as the newest astronomical...
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Lunch with a Scientist at UC San Francisco

Meet a schizophrenia researcher who developed the illness himself, and hear first-hand how that experience changed his science. Discuss how science communication could itself be improved through science. Discover the...
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Open House: Neuroscape, Memory and Aging Center

A hands-on exploration of Adam Gazzaley’s Neuroscape Lab, where neuroscience, technology, and the arts drive new strategies to enhance cognition; a visit to Bruce Miller’s globally renowned center for the...
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UCSF/BASF Science Expo

Presented in conjunction with the Bay Area Science Festival, at Science Expo you can experience 3D surgical planning, with organs that appear to float in space before you; conduct experiments...
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Cultivating Creativity: A Lecture and Concert with Charles Limb

Join surgeon/neuroscientist/musician Charles Limb and a live jazz band for an exploration of the brain mechanisms that unleash artistic expression.
Charles_Limb
Charles Limb

2017 Latin American Edition of the Jack F. Ealy Science Journalism Workshop

The 2017 Latin American Edition of the Jack F. Ealy Science Journalism Workshop will bring together 50 science journalists for a one-day professional development workshop to present practical, hands-on training...
Read More

Feeding the World: Achieving Sustainable Agriculture

THIS WORKSHOP IS NOW FULL. More and more people occupy our planet while the amount of arable land continues to decrease. Rapidly changing environmental conditions are placing unprecedented stresses on...
Read More

Emerging Infectious Diseases: Post Zika in Latin America and the Caribbean

This half-day workshop will cover some of the following elements: Aftermath of the recent outbreak of Zika virus Genetic and biological factors, breakdown of public health measures, and microbial adaptation...
Read More

Student Journalist Orientation and Training

THIS WORKSHOP IS FULL. All U.S. and international student travel fellows will attend a mandatory half-day orientation and skills workshop to preview their assignments for covering conference sessions. The workshop...
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Industry Documents: Gold Mines for High-Impact Stories

Through decades of lobbying, the tobacco industry has provided a blueprint for using, or even corrupting, scientists to muddle evidence and meddle in public policies around the world. These activities...
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Stanton_Glantz
Stanton Glantz

Data Journalism: How to Turn Data into Stories

So you finally got your hands on some data. After sending requests and cajoling sources for months, an email finally arrives with a link. You click it and sitting on...
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