March 30: Bioethics Bootcamp: Finding the Must-Read Angle for Science and Medical Stories

Science Writers in New York (SWINY), The Hastings Center, and City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate School of Journalism present a unique one-day workshop on Friday, March 30 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., “Bioethics Bootcamp: Finding the Must-Read Angle for Science and Medical Stories.”

Funded by a grant from the National Association of Science Writers (NASW), the Bootcamp will be held at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, 219 West 40th Street. Bioethics Bootcamp was developed because today’s science writers have to understand and communicate advances in science and technology that frequently raise immediate or potential ethical concerns for individuals, institutions, families, and society.

Throughout the day, a series of panel discussions and question-answer opportunities will feature leading bioethicists, journalists, scholars and scientists exploring a specific, sensitive issue, ranging from conflicts of interest to genetics, human life from beginning to end, and emerging biotechnology. In the Bootcamp’s closing panel, editors from scientific, business, and consumer media will share their criteria and considerations for health or medical topics with a bioethical aspect. Attendees and panelists are invited to mingle from 4:30 onward at a wine and cheese reception.

Register now! SWINY and NASW members are eligible for an early-bird rate of $70 for the day. But hurry: this offer expires on March 1!

For more information about the program and to register, visit

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