invite you to join us in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania for our
Health & Science Communications
June 18-21, 2003
HeSCA, as many of you know, is a diverse
group of professionals in the rapidly changing field of health
and science communications - educators, producers, writers, teachers,
artists, photographers, media specialists, public relations managers,
and many more. Our group, however, thrives on the knowledge sharing
and collaboration that takes place at our annual conferences. We
invite you to experience a truly unique conference - one where
you will make valuable new acquaintances and where you will learn
about new technology and techniques happening in the areas of health,
medical, and scientific communication. Most of all, you'll gain
from this conference a sense of renewed enthusiasm to help you
deal with the challenges of our ever-changing world.
The conference theme for 2003 is "Shaping the Future of Science
and Medical Communications." We are happy to have the Association
for Biomedical Communications Directors (ABCD) joining the
meeting this year. We lead off the program on Wednesday,
June 18 with an extraordinary
array of pre-conference workshops to help you hone your skills
in several different areas, including Internet 2, Digital
Video Editing, Multimedia and 3D Animation Techniques, Accessibility,
The sessions that follow on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday will
focus on 6 key areas:
- The Internet, Web development, Web legal issues, Web accessibility
- Business, Management, and Marketing - "Changes for
a New Economy"
- Telemedicine - Advanced topics and techniques
- Medical video, Digital video, HDTV, Video-on-demand
- Saturday morning "free for all" - topics of general
interest, guaranteed to be exciting, unique, and most important
We've got an exceptional list of keynote
presenters lined up to
make each of the key areas memorable. And you'll have plenty of
opportunity to connect with others at the meeting, on both a formal
and informal level. Breakfast events, lunch happenings, and evening activities
all add to the HeSCA conference experience.
But our conference is not all about work."HeSCAns" have
been known to have fun, too! We have several pre-conference and
evening activities planned that will ensure that you have a great
time while you're here. Be sure to check out the Special
Events section. We'll do our best to make sure that your trip is a memorable
one! We want you to make the HeSCA conference an annual ritual.
We also encourage you to make the most of your trip to Bethlehem
by bringing your family along. Located in the beautiful Lehigh
Valley, Bethlehem offers an ideal place for you and your family
to explore and experience many interesting and exciting locations.
Come a few days early, or stay a few days longer. For your family,
there will be activities (Spouse/Family Adventures) available while
you’re at the meetings. A host of informal adventures for all ages
and interests are available. They can choose from antique trips,
amusement parks, a truck assembly plant, museums, outlet shopping,
white water rafting, and lots more. There's plenty for your family,
spouse, or guest to do while you’re attending a very exciting conference.
To help you make the most of your visit to the Lehigh Valley,
we have provided a few local
web sites. Be sure to check them out. We think
you’ll be amazed to learn about all the exciting adventures that
are available to you and your family in the Lehigh Valley and the
We look forward to meeting you and helping you to enjoy your time
in Bethlehem. See you in June!
Dean Shaffer and Chris Sarley, co-chairs
28th International Conference on Health and Science Communications
Thanks for making this a truly outstanding
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Places to see for your family while you attend the conference.
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