Cairo 2011

Need a scholarship to attend WCSJ 2011 in Cairo?

17 Gennaio 2011 // 0 Commenti

The organizers of the World Conference of Science Journalists that will be held in Cairo at the end of next June have just published the registration fees, as follows: Registration will open before the end of January, but you can already see the list of hotels that are offering special rates for WCSJ2011 participants. In the conference website, you can also find info about the scholarship program, that will give priority to developing world science journalists.   [... segue]

Cairo workshop to shed light in statistical jungle

20 Dicembre 2010 // 0 Commenti

Covering Medical Research by Gary Schwitzer There is a risk for blindness facing anyone with prolonged diabetes. A news report on a new drug could state, accurately, that tests show the drug reduced that risk by a mere one per cent over a five-year period. But a full-page ad by the drug company could state, accurately, that its new product reduces that risk by a whopping 50 per cent. What’s going on – two figures so far apart, but both accurate? It’s a statistical choice. The drug company ad is citing “relative risk” and the news [... segue]

Turone and Ovadia in the program of WCSJ Cairo 2011

8 Luglio 2010 // 1 Commento

The preliminary program of the VII World Congress of Science Journalists that will take place in 2011 in Cairo, Egypt, from June 27 to 29, was published in the conference website. SWIM-SWITY board member Daniela Ovadia and president Fabio Turone will produce a session on bioethics and on risk, respectively. In the next couple of months the program will be enriched and better defined, so anyone willing to propose a talk or a panel is invited to contact directly the Co-Directors of WCSJ2011 Nadia El-Awady (nadia.elawady (at) wcsj2011.org) and [... segue]