Webinar Recording: Strategies for Communicating Dementia Research & Care to the Media

Click on the link below to access the free webinar recording: From the Lab to the Mainstream: Strategies for Communicating Dementia Research and Care to the Media.  This webinar was presented by Dr. Peter McKnight & moderated by Dr. B. Lynn Beattie on June 26 2012.

During this event the unique challenges of communicating and translating dementia research and care to the media were examined and insight offered into strategies as to how researchers and clinicians can do this effectively.

http://video.med.ubc.ca/videos/cpd/Recordings/2012-06-26 Dementia KT Media and Dementia.mp4

About Our Presenters

Dr. Peter McKnight, PhD, is a columnist and member of the editorial board of the Vancouver Sun and an adjunct professor in the School of Criminology at Simon Fraser University. A former lawyer, parole officer and hospital board chair, he holds an undergraduate degree in psychology and advanced degrees in law, philosophy of science and journalism.

McKnight writes on a wide variety of subjects, including law and justice issues, science, social science, philosophy, religion and ethics. His work has appeared in most major North American newspapers and several academic journals.

McKnight has received numerous awards for his work, including the 2010 National Newspaper Award as the best columnist in Canada and the 2007 Commentator of the Year award from the Jack Webster Foundation. He is also a Templeton-Cambridge Fellow in Science and Religion at the University of Cambridge, and a former Knight Science Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

A popular speaker, McKnight appears frequently on television and has lectured at numerous conferences and many major universities in Canada, the United States and Europe.

Dr. B. Lynn Beattie is Professor Emeritus, Division of Geriatric Medicine, Department of Medicine at the University of British Columbia. She is the Director of the Clinic for Alzheimer Disease (AD) and Related Disorders at UBC Hospital, Scientific Director of the Centre for Healthy Aging at Providence at Providence Health Care in Vancouver, and a member of the Board of the Pacific Alzheimer Research Foundation.

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