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Cancer Research in the Media:
International Workshop for Scientific Journalism
Los Medios y la Investigación del Cáncer:
Taller Internacional de Periodismo Científico
A Pesquisa do Câncer na Mídia: November 12-13, 2012
Oficina Internacional de Jornalismo Científico Buenos Aires, Argentina
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The U.S. National Cancer Institute (NCI) presents the third annual Cancer Research in the Media: International Workshop for Scientific Journalism, which will be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, November 12-13, 2012. We invite Latin American and U.S. based journalists from Latin media outlets to submit an application. Participants will learn the complexities of reporting on health and science topics, address the challenges that journalists experience and improve their ability to share accurate cancer-related information with the public.

The Cancer Research in the Media workshop is open to Latin American and U.S.- based journalists from Latin media outlets who are dedicated to reporting on cancer and health news. We are looking for reporters, editors and other media professionals from print, broadcast and online publications. Priority will be given to applicants from the United States-Latin American Cancer Research Network (US-LA CRN) partner countries (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Peru, Puerto Rico, Uruguay and the United States); however, we will consider all applications.

This workshop is an opportunity to meet with leading cancer experts as well as highly regarded health and science journalists from both the United States and Latin America.

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of basic, translational, clinical, and behavioral cancer research
  • Determine the strength of cancer research results and assess the relevance to the public
  • Evaluate the source and credibility of cancer research
  • Identify resources for finding accurate, up-to-date, cancer research and information
  • Write an article synthesizing cancer research results for the public

Participants accepted to the program will be required to submit or obtain the following, which will be explained in greater detail in future communications:

  • Submit a signed document of their commitment to participate, along with supervisor approval
  • Send a brief description of the top three challenges they feel journalists face when reporting on cancer or health news
  • Commit to send work samples they write or produce both before and after completing the workshop
  • Comply with visa requirements for travel to and from Buenos Aires, Argentina (more information)

Note: All participants must have a valid passport and/or an appropriate travel document to enter Argentina. Some participants may also require a visa. Visas are the responsibility of the participants, and must be obtained before arrival in Argentina. If you are travelling through the USA, you may also require an American visa.

There is no cost for the workshop. All meals and lodging are provided. Travel costs will be covered by the meeting organizers.

This workshop is made possible by support from, and in collaboration with, the U.S. National Cancer Institute (NCI), the Instituto Leloir and the Ministry of Science, Technology and Product Innovations in Argentina, and the United States- Latin American Cancer Research Network (US-LA CRN). The US-LA CRN is made up of partner institutions in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Peru, Puerto Rico, Uruguay, and the United States, and was created to build collaborative scientific partnerships across Latin America.

General Information

For workshop-related questions, please contact National Cancer Institute staff +1 (301) 496-1515 or

Workshop Location

Buenos Aires, Argentina

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