Leadership in Health and Science Communications

The Health and Science Communications Association is an association of communications professionals committed to sharing knowledge and resources in the health and science arenas. The foundation for our network is built upon our unique membership which has created opportunities for unlimited exchange of information and support.

Deadlines approaching

HeSCA 2012 Conference logoThis 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.

Important deadlines:

      Hotel: Register by May 21 to get conference rates.
      Registration:  Register by May 25 to save $100.

 

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Reflections & Connections – Conference Registration Now Open!

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Registration for HeSCA’s 2012 annual conference, Reflections & Connections, is now open.

HeSCA meetings are known for their mix of presentations on state-of-the-art issues in health and science communications mixed with just the right amount of networking activities.  This year is no exception.

Presentations will focus around these three themes:

  • It’s a Social World

  • Managing for Success

  • Creativity in Communications

More information about the conference can be found here.

Please register before May 25 for the best rate.

The 2012 HeSCA Media Festivals

The Health and Science Communications Association is proud to announce the 38th annual HeSCA Media Festi­vals! The Festivals are an international forum for health sciences media. Our goal is to showcase and recognize those individuals and organizations whose works represent the very best in health sciences media production.

Productions entered in the competition are subjected to a demanding peer review using standardized judging criteria. A select number of these entries are presented prestigious awards at special ceremonies held in conjunction with the HeSCA Annual Meeting in Providence, Rhode Island, June 23, 2012.

More information about the Media Festival can be found here

 

Download the Media Festival Entry Form here

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53rd International Conference on Health and Science Communications – Providence!

prov300HeSCA is now accepting proposals for presentations at the 53rd International Conference on Health and Science Communications in Providence, Rhode Island!

June 20 – 23, 2012.

Please download a Call for Participation here. The website will be updated with more conference information as it becomes available.

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IMIHEP Award 2011

imi conf logoAnother year, another great opportunity for a member of HeSCA to attend the IMI Annual
Conference in the UK
entries for the IMIHEP Award are now being accepted! The successful candidate of this fabulous award will receive:
• Full registration at the conference
• Two nights accommodation
• A travel award with a value of up to $1000!

The IMI conference, on October 5 – 8 this year, has a jam‐packed schedule including:
• A Keynote address and 2‐day scientific program
• A full day of Workshops
• An extensive Trade Show
• Annual Banquet and Awards Dinner

If you would like to be considered for this Exchange Program, complete this application form and send to Jim Huff (jim.huff@ucdenver.edu), no later than August 12, 2011.  The HeSCA Board of Directors will select the winning entry and the successful applicant will be informed by August 19, 2011.
Any queries should be sent to Jim Huff, 720-315-4564 (jim.huff@ucdenver.edu).

2011 Media Festival Winners

The winners of the 2011 HeSCA Media Festival were announced at the annual conference in Phoenix. Congratulations to:

The Welsh Assembly Government & Cardiff University

for winning BEST OF SHOW with:

“Designed to Smile

Menna Lloyd, Michele Seager, Ruth Bowen & Christie Lennox, Producers

A complete list of the winners can be found here.

Brilliance in Biocommunications 2011

brillianceminiThanks to all who participated in “Brilliance in Biocommunications“, at Phoenix, Arizona!

It was an excellent conference and a pleasure to see everyone again.

- KS

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2011 Media Festival Now Accepting Entries!

The Health and Science Communications Association is proud to announce the 37th annual HeSCA Media Festi­vals. The Festivals are an international forum for health sciences media. Our goal is to showcase and recognize those individuals and organizations whose works represent the very best in health sciences media production.

Productions entered in the competition are subjected to a demanding peer review using standardized judging criteria. A select number of these entries are presented prestigious awards at special ceremonies held in conjunction with the HeSCA Annual Meeting in Phoenix, Arizona, June 3, 2011.

Download the Entry form here.

Rules and Information about the Festival can be found here.

Good luck!

Feedback – Volume 38

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HeSCA’s newsletter, Feedback, (Volume 38 – November 2010) is now available – enjoy!