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.
Time: 12:00 - 13:00 EST
WELCOME | OPENING REMARKS
[ Welcome to the Science Advocacy and Communications Seminar. ]
[Chair, 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? ]
Robin Lovell-Badge, PhD
The Francis Crick Institute, UK
Amander Clark, PhD
UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center, USA
[ 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.]
Jocelyn Kaiser, staff writer
This program is designed for scientists, physicians, and physician-scientists at any career level or setting (e.g., academic, industry, etc.), and anyone interested in science advocacy and sharing important stem cell research discoveries with the public.