New Haven, Conn. — More than 550 science journalists will be in New Haven Nov. 5-9 as Yale University and the Yale School of Medicine host ScienceWriters2010, the combined annual meeting of the National Association of Science Writers (NASW) and the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing (CASW).
The conference will feature professional workshops for science communicators on Saturday followed by two and a half days of presentations from some of the world’s top scientists, including 31 researchers from Yale University and the Yale School of Medicine. The meeting will have a rare confluence of anniversaries, as the School of Medicine celebrates its 200th birthday, the NASW its 75th anniversary and the CASW its 50th.
“The role of science writers in accessibly and accurately conveying research results to the public is of central importance as science becomes increasingly complex, specialized, and fast-paced,” said Dr. Robert J. Alpern, the Ensign Professor and dean of the Yale School of Medicine. “We at Yale are pleased and excited to host this great gathering of science communicators.”
Coincidentally, the meeting occurs during New Haven’s Restaurant Week – so attendees will be able to sample the best restaurants in the city at discounted prices during their stay.
The program features the NASW awards dinner Sunday night. The event honors winners of the Science in Society Awards, the Victor Cohn Prize for Excellence in Medical Science Reporting, and the Evert Clark/Seth Payne Award for Young Science Journalists.
The conference will be based at the Omni Hotel, but events and tours will be held across the Yale campus. Registration for the conference is closed due to high interest. Information on events can be found at: http://www.sciencewriters2010.org.
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