Build Communication Skills with Policymakers, Media & the Public

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Wednesday, 24 June 2020

Scientists are often asked to explain their work to non-scientific audiences, making effective communication skills essential, particularly when translating complex concepts into lay-friendly language. Researchers need to employ a variety of tactics to build support for evidence-based science, describe progress in the field, and highlight the impact of scientific discovery worldwide. Speakers in this seminar will discuss messages that resonate with policymakers, journalists, and the public, and share insights on how to convey the value of science with less technical audiences.

Date:    24 June, 2020
Time:    09:00-10:30 
Where: Virtual

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Speakers + Topics

WELCOME |  OPENING REMARKS

[ Welcome to the Science Advocacy and Communications Seminar. ]

Sean Morrison

[Public Policy Committee]
Sean Morrison, PhD

University of Texas, Southwestern, USA


 IMPORTANCE OF SCIENCE COMMUNICATION

[ Why is it important to communicate with policymakers, the media and the public? ]

George Daley

George Daley, MD, PhD
Harvard Medical School, USA

 

Fiona Watt

Fiona Watt, DPhil
King's College London 

 

 

WORK EFFECTIVELY WITH SCIENCE JOURNALISTS

[ What do members of the media want to learn from scientists? Discover how to best work with journalists who cover breakthrough science and science policy.]

Sharon Begley

Sharon Begley, senior science writer
STAT

GOLDSTEIN FELLOWS DISCUSS PUBLIC POLICY

[ Explore effective science storytelling for public policy, media, and public audiences and ways craft your message to convey your key take-away. ]

Sean Morrison

[Moderator + Public Policy Committee)
Sean Morrison, PhD
University of Texas, Southwestern, USA

Zubin Master

Zubin Master, PhD
Mayo Clinic, USA

Kirstin Matthews

Kirstin Matthews, PhD
Rice University, USA

Mohamed Abou El-Enein

Mohamed Abou El-Enein, PhD
Charité Universitätsmedizin, Germany


Who Should Attend?

This program is designed for scientist, physicians, physician-scientists at any career level, industry-members, and anyone interested in science advocacy and sharing important stem cell research discoveries with the public.