It’s Not too Late! Join The NHC’s Fifth Annual Science of Patient Engagement Symposium Is Next Week

By Sara Gray, Associate, Research & Programs

Next Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 13 &14, the National Health Council (NHC) will host our Fifth Annual Science of Patient Engagement Symposium. This year’s theme Achieving Trust and Trustworthiness of Science promises lively discussions and presentations.

On day two of the Symposium, join NHC Chief Executive Officer Randy Rutta and Ed Silverman, Senior Writer and Pharmalot Columnist at STAT News, for a fireside chat on how journalists navigate the complexities of communicating trustworthy and evolving science-based information. They will cover topics such as:

  • How the consumption of scientific information has changed over the years
  • How journalists cover science-based information
  • How media coverage has changed during the pandemic
  • How patient groups and others can better collaborate with the news media to make better informed health decisions

Ed Silverman has covered the pharmaceutical industry for more than 25 years. Prior to joining STAT at its founding in 2015, he worked at The Wall Street Journal, The Star-Ledger of New Jersey, and New York Newsday, among other publications.  Ed won the Gerald Loeb Award for business journalism commentary in 2018 for his Pharmalot View columns. Along with several former Wall Street Journal colleagues, Ed was a Pulitzer Prize finalist in explanatory journalism in 2016 for a series of stories on prescription drug pricing. He earned an accounting degree from Binghamton University and a master’s in journalism from New York University. 

We invite you to take part in this and other exciting sessions that will take place over the two-day event. View the full agenda here and register now.