By: Heather C. Dahl, NPF Board Chairman
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On May 22 - 25, we conducted 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 featured 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 introduced web resources and talked about ways to present this complex story. For more resources, view the 2010 program agenda and resources and read what past program fellows had to say. This year’s speakers included:
This program was 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.
A team of reporters from Bloomberg has won the Thomas Stokes Award for Energy Writing. The “Twilight of the Grid” series reports that the U.S. utility system is headed for obsolescence, driven