The preliminary program of the VII World Congress of Science Journalists that will take place in 2011 in Cairo, Egypt, from June 27 to 29, was published in the conference website.
SWIM-SWITY board member Daniela Ovadia and president Fabio Turone will produce a session on bioethics and on risk, respectively.
In the next couple of months the program will be enriched and better defined, so anyone willing to propose a talk or a panel is invited to contact directly the Co-Directors of WCSJ2011 Nadia El-Awady (nadia.elawady (at) wcsj2011.org) and Dalia Abdel-Salam (dalia.sallam (at) wcsj2011.org) or Program Committee Chair Deborah Blum (deborah.blum (at) wcsj2011.org).
For any kind of assistance, don’t hesitate to contact Fabio Turone (turone (at) sciencewriters.it).
Fabio Turone and Nadia El-Awady during ESOF's Media Party, at the Museum of Cinema in Turin
The first edition of Biolunch, an event designed to favor communication between scientists and journalists, took place at ESOF 2010, in Turin. The event, which was part of the scientific programme, was created by Jacopo Pasotti and realized with the help of Fabio Turone (both members of SWIM-SWITY), and was very appreciated by attending scientists and journalists, including Science’s correspondent Martin Enserink, who wrote about it.
(click on the image to read the article on Science magazine’s website)
Here are some comments from scientists and colleagues (including SWIM-SWITY members Amelia Beltramini and Paola Emilia Cicerone)
Almost live from the opening ceremony of ESOF 2010 in Turin: SWIM-SWITY’s board member Guido Romeo on stage.
In addition to the usual role as a guide and a “catalyzer” for professionals often working alone, the Association SWIM-SWITY plans to conduct research on science and science writing, in partnership with colleagues and academic institutions in Italy and abroad
Turin (ESOF 2010) – A new Association of Science Writers was launched in the beginning of 2010 in Milan with the goal of becoming a reference for all professionals interested in promoting cooperation and debate within the professional community and with the scientific community – nationally and internationally – and in supporting multidisciplinary research on all aspects of science and science writing.
The association – called “Science Writers in Milan – in Italy”, SWIM-SWITY in short – is currently composed mostly of science reporters, editors, popularizers and writers in general, but is open to all the professionals involved in the communication of science and about science with a critical approach, particularly through the use of all new media.
Among the first accomplishments of SWIM-SWITY are science writing and health writing courses on the basic tools for the critical appraisal of scientific literature, organised on behalf of the Professional Order of Journalists of Lombardy.
The board of SWIM-SWITY – currently composed by science writers Daniela Ovadia, Guido Romeo (Treasurer) and Fabio Turone (President) – is in the process of applying to both EUSJA and WFSJ for affiliation, and is eager to cooperate with all individuals and organizations sharing the same goals, in Italy and all over the world.
Friday, July 2nd, 2010