Monday, February 14, 2011

Stories & Facts: How should the media present medical science?

Is the role of the media to present medical facts or medical stories? Neuroscientific and genetic discoveries are of great interest to the public. They hold the potential to cure many diseases and behaviours. But are the headlines telling us the best medical science news or the best stories. This café will explore the role of the media, academics and the public in the reporting of factual and accurate health science.

Do media stories help or hinder public understanding of medical science?
7:00 – 9:00 pm
Wednesday March 2, 2011
Murphy’s Cable Wharf Restaurant 1751 Lower Water St., Halifax


Alan Fine, Director, Neuroscience Institute, Dalhousie University
Susan Newhook, Assistant Professor, King’s College School of Journalism
Paul Webster, Freelance Journalist, Writer and Director
Moderated by Tim Bousquet, News Editor at The Coast

A Café Scientifique is not a lecture. It’s a place for group discussion and audience involvement is the most important ingredient. Plan to join us.

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