2022 Health Journalism Conference

The Association of Health Care Journalists (AHCJ) 2022 Health Journalism conference will be held in Austin, Texas from Thursday, April 28 to Sunday, May 1, 2022 . Some virtual access is available for participants unable to attend in person.

NOTE: The Colorado Health Foundation has donated two VIP tickets for Colorado journalists to attend (in person in Austin TX or virtual); travel is not included. Are you a Colorado journalist interested in attending? Email COLab about availability and access.

The conference exhibit hall opens Friday, April 29, creating informal networking opportunities for attendees and the chance to win prizes. PitchFest — a conference favorite — will take place that afternoon. As always, attendees will be able to pitch story ideas to editors and walk away with assignments. AHCJ’s annual membership meeting is set for early evening on Friday.

Saturday, April 30, the final full day of the conference, will include several “how-to” sessions and the awards luncheon, which celebrates the best health care reporting.

On Sunday morning, May 1, after a session on reporter self-care, AHCJ core topic leader for infectious diseases Bara Vaida will lead a yoga session, so bring your mat and wind down before you head home.

Registrants unable to attend the conference in person will have access to some live-streamed events and sessions via the Whova app including, the opening night plenary session, the membership meeting, the awards luncheon and 10 panel discussions.

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