Apply now for our second comprehensive program for journalists on Alzheimer’s Disease, a looming public health issue on which we already spend one percent of our gross domestic product in the U.S. This four-day, all-expenses-paid program (May 22-25) will feature experts on topics including the latest research in Alzheimer’s prevention, diagnosis and treatment; the soaring costs of care and lost productivity; global aging and its implications; the personal stress of care-giving; ethical issues around Alzheimer’s Disease; ideas for change, and more. In journalist-only discussions, we’ll introduce web resources and talk about ways to present this complex story. View the 2010 program agenda and resources and read what program fellows had to say. This year’s confirmed speakers include:
- Harry Johns, President, CEO, Alzheimer’s Association
- Steven DeKosky, M.D., M.D., Dean, School of Medicine, University of Virginia
- Richard Jackson, Director and Senior Fellow, Global Aging Initiative Center for Strategic and International Studies
- Dr. Laurie Ryan, M.D., M.P.H. National Institute on Aging, Division of Neuroscience
- Julie P.W. Bynum, Associate Director, Center for Health Policy Research The Dartmouth Institute
- David Godfrey, Senior Attorney, American Bar Association Commission on Law and Aging
- Dr. James Cooper, Associate Clinical Professor, Geriatrics and Palliative Care, GW Medical Faculty Associates
Fifteen fellowships will be awarded to qualified print, broadcast and online journalists. To apply:
- Fill out the online application form.
- Submit a letter of support from a supervisor (if you are an independent journalist you may include a letter from a previous supervisor or editor you work with frequently).
- Submit two samples of your journalistic work. If you're an editor, send samples of work you have edited.
- Sorry, this program is only for US journalists.
Applications must be received by 5:00 PM EST Monday, March 21, 2011. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted. Selected journalists will be notified 2 to 4 weeks after the application deadline. Click here to apply.
This program is underwritten by Pfizer Inc., contributions from the Lawrence Taishoff Endowment Fund at NPF, and the NPF programs fund. Our guidelines for program sponsors are here.
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