With 2016 approaching….
take a moment to renew or begin your annual membership in our local community of science writers—SWINY—the greater metropolitan area’s leading professional and social hub for science, medical, and healthcare writers, editors, and PIOs. All the details are at www.SWINY.org.
Why join SWINY?
Outstanding programs. We dedicate ourselves to creating timely, provocative, expert-centered events that keep us on our toes, stretch our minds, improve our craft, and provide novel story ideas. And every event and gathering provides a new networking opportunity (plus tasty refreshments).
Our experts value us as much as we value them. Presenters consistently tell us that we are an outstanding group in a class of our own—the best informed and most engaged, with the most intelligent and stimulating questions of any group of science writers to whom they’ve presented.
SWINY’s modest $30 annual dues* are easily earned back, and more, by what you save via FREE ADMISSION or reduced fees for events and for our annual end-of-February party.
New benefit: Free Access to Elsevier’s ScienceDirect! This resource allows users, including credentialed reporters and freelance journalists, to access a leading full-text scientific database offering more than 13 million journal articles from nearly 2,500 journals and book chapters from 30,000 books.
Highlights of 2015:
Special World Thrombosis Day Event
Dr. Gary Raskob discussed the global burden of venous thromboembolism (VTE; blood clots in the legs and lungs) and evidence-based prevention measures that can reduce unnecessary death and disability — especially in the hospital setting.
Why Science is Still a Boys’ Club
SWINY organized a panel discussion of the new book, The Only Woman in The Room: Why Science is Still a Boys’ Club, featuring its author, Eileen Pollack (co-sponsored with American Women in Science, MetroNY Chapter).
Alzheimer’s Disease Press Briefing: Potential Treatments on the Horizon
SWINY members heard from leading physician-scientists discuss novel, promising treatments now in development for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (co-sponsored with the Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation).
“Going Viral” — What does the future hold?
A panel of experts discussed the latest findings on such viral threats at MERS and ebola and what to expect from future disease outbreaks (co-sponsored with the Association of Health Care Journalists).
Fourth Annual After Hours Private Tour of Central Park
No matter how often you’ve visited Central Park, there is always more to learn about its history, geology, flora, fauna, and unsuspected factoids. Questions are welcomed throughout the tour. This year’s walking tour was “Manhattan Adirondacks.”
Behind the Scenes Lunch at the New York Genome Center
Five of NYGC’s genome scientists introduced their complex work, highlighting its practical relevance to human health and disease.
An Evening with Cutting-Edge Environmental Start-Ups
Representatives from four green energy companies showcased their innovative products and techniques that improve efficiency, reduce costs, and rely on renewables.
The History, Art, and Science of Beer
SWINY members and guests gathered at the New York Beer Company to hear Peter LaFrance, noted beer writer, talk about the History, Art, and Science of Beer, from its origins in ancient civilizations to Lois Pasteur’s research on yeast, and the introduction of instruments such as the thermometer and the hygrometer.
Plus SWINY’s annual legendary February party celebrating our community!
Plans for 2016 are well underway―and it’s membership support that makes all of this possible.
*SWINY members who joined between September and December 2015 are in good standing for 2015.
Everyone who joined before September—it’s time to renew! Choose to pay via PayPal or check—complete information is at: http://www.swiny.org/join-swiny/
Your membership keeps SWINY vital—and we thank you!
The SWINY Board