CIHR sponsors media workshop for researchers

4 February 2013

An upcoming CIHR-sponsored workshop will help population and public health researchers develop skills to place their research in the media spotlight.

The one-day workshop, scheduled for June 6 in Montreal, aims to help researchers bring their findings to the attention of decision-makers through news coverage. Participants will learn how to pitch stories to journalists and how to frame key messages for maximum impact.

The workshop is being planned with input from the Population Health Intervention Research Institute for Canada communications working group, of which MSFHR is a member. Workshop sponsors include the CIHR Institutes of Population and Public Health; Musculoskeletal  Health and Arthritis; Health Services and Policy Research; and Aboriginal Peoples’ Health.

Space is limited to 30 participants, and spots will be assigned on the basis of an application process. Applications are due March 15 at 5 p.m. (PDT).

There is no fee for this workshop. Eligible travel and accommodation expenses will be reimbursed by the event sponsors.