Save the Date
Come celebrate HeSCA’s 55 years as an international community of health and science communicators. Please join us as we honor HeSCA’s history and bring closure to our organization.
……….When: March 27 – 29, 2014
……….Where: San Francisco
This meeting will include several important events:
……….Program where participants will share recent projects and experiences
……….Final business meeting
……….Networking opportunities with colleagues and friends from around the world
Details are under development, but we want you to get the dates on your calendar as soon as possible. To encourage attendance, registration fees will be minimal.
RSVP: We need to know how many are likely to attend, so please RSVP. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org telling us if you definitely will, may or won’t come.
We hope to see you there!
News from HeSCA
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Golden Raster winner – Roger Hickinbotham
As a “raster” provides stability and form to the electronic image so the “Golden Raster” recognizes individuals who have provided stability and inspiration to HeSCA through imaginative leadership, unswerving service, and contributions of innovation to our field. The Golden Raster Award represents the culmination of distinguished service and distinguished achievement.
2012 HeSCA Service Awards
Congratulations to the recipients of HeSCA’s 2012 Service Awards, announced at the 53rd International Conference on Health & Science Communications.
Golden Raster: Roger Hickinbotham
HeSCA’s most prestigious honor, the Golden Raster represents the culmination of distinguished service and distinguished achievement.
Special Achievement: Craig Locatis, PhD
HeSCA’s Special Achievement award recognizes individuals who have accomplished a significant goal or established a landmark in the field of biocommunications.
Literary Award: Mark Saba
The Literary Award goes to the author of the best article by a HeSCA member published in our journal.
More information about the awards can be found here.
2012 Media Festival Winners
The winners of the 2012 HeSCA Media Festival were announced at the 53rd International Conference on Health & Science Communications in Providence, Rhode Island.
Congratulations to Vida Health Communications, Inc for winning BEST OF SHOW with:
“All Babies Cry: Tried and true tips for comforting your newborn and yourself“
Lisa McElaney, Producer
Conference off to a GREAT start!
A group of dedicated HeSCAn’s are gathering in Providence, Rhode Island for the start of a fabulous annual meeting.
Our first day saw a strong focus on social media best practices and how to best realize a strong ROI from your social media investments. After all… it’s not just for socializing anymore. It’s a valuable business tool!
The cartooning workshop proved there is a creative streak where you least expect it.
And the evening networking event showcased our competitive sides. Congratulations to the Red team for winning the team building challenge!
Members – Your vote is needed
The Board has revised the Constitution and Bylaws to help us lead the association in a more efficient manner. We have posted a summary of the proposed changes as well as the entire revised and amended Constitution and Bylaws at http://hesca.net/about/constitution-and-bylaws/
To make voting as efficient (i.e. easy) as possible, we have posted an online survey at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/CTM2YNC.
According to the current Bylaws, we need over half the membership to vote to approve or deny these recommendations, So please go to the survey and vote Yes or No. It will take less than 30 seconds of your time.
Conference deadlines extended to Friday, May 25
The deadline for preferred rates at the Biltmore Hotel in Providence is extended to this Friday, May 25. Reserve your room now!
The conference registration deadline is also this Friday, so simplify your life and register for both now.
As with all HeSCA conferences, this year’s meeting promises a great program and terrific networking opportunities. Sessions will focus on social media, strategic planning, teambuilding, creative uses of media (from cartooning to eTextbooks, and interactive timelines to rare book photography), mobile technology, viral video, and much, much more.
Don’t miss out! Check it all out on the Providence 2012 website.
This year’s annual meeting in Providence, Reflections and Connections, promises to be better than ever. Presentations center around social networking, teambuilding and creativity. Workshops include Social Media ROI, Let’s Make Comics!, and a walking tour of colonial Providence.
We’re lucky to have our conference fall on a Waterfire weekend. After the Awards Banquet on Saturday night, experience this award winning, live sculpture of bonfires and music. It’s a unique and powerful work of art that you won’t want to miss.
Hotel: Register by May 21 to get conference rates.
Registration: Register by May 25 to save $100.