A FEW DAYS AGO, the American Medical Association held its sixth Science Reporters Conference (JAMA 1987;258:1861-1868), with William Silberg, who prepares news releases based on JAMA and AMA's specialty journals, again in a key role.
A few days before that, at Brookhaven National Laboratory on Long Island, NY, the federal government's Department of Energy held a Science Writers Workshop on Biotechnology and the Human Genome: Innovations and Impacts. On one of those same days, in nearby New York City, the American Academy of Dermatology held its fourth Update Seminar Geared to the Needs of the News Media.
And next week the Food and Drug Administration and Department of Agriculture will hold a Food Safety and Nutrition Update Journalists' Conference in Chicago. This will be followed Nov 8 to 12, in Pittsburgh, by the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing's 25th annual New Horizons in Science Briefing.
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