Speaking about health journalismDate Released: Mon, 22 July 2013 13:11 +0200
Speakers for the Discovery Centre for Health Journalism's three-day symposium have been confirmed. The symposium will run from 29 to 31 August 2013 and it will explore how media practitioners can do more and better journalism about the rapid increase in "lifestyle" diseases in Africa.
South Africa’s top health journalists, medical specialists, policy makers and media studies academics will attend the symposium. The speakers who have already confirmed are:
Dr Yussuf Saloojee from the National Council Against Smoking;
Dr Candice Christie from the Rhodes Department of Human Kinetics and Ergonomics;
A draft symposium programme will be released at the end of July, and additional speakers will be confirmed soon. The symposium format will allow for high levels of interactions with speakers, and opportunities to learn from other journalists and journalism academics in workshop sessions. If you would like to pre-register for the conference, please email Harry Dugmore at firstname.lastname@example.org.