Expert panel on human gene editing -- Monday, November 30
Meet leading experts on one of the hottest topics in science today.
The National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Medicine, Chinese Academy of Sciences and UK’s Royal Society are co-hosting a three-day international summit on human gene-editing on December 1-3 in Washington, DC. The evening before the summit, DCSWA members are invited to ask a panel of experts questions about the new gene-editing technologies, the potential they hold for scientific and clinical advances and the ethical issues they open up.
Although the panelists at the event will be actively involved in the NAS summit, the event is not a preview of what they will present, but rather an opportunity to get up to speed with the issues before the summit starts.
The panelists have a range of expertise, including:
Date/time: Monday, November 30, 5:30 -- 7:00 pm
Venue: Marian Koshland Science Museum, 525 E St NW, Washington, DC 20001
5:30 -- 6:15 pm: Panelist introductions and chaired Q&A
6.15 -- 7:00 pm: Informal networking with panelists; refreshments provided
To register or ask questions, email DCSWA treasurer Robin Bisson at firstname.lastname@example.org
DCSWA Holiday party -- Thursday, December 10
The DCSWA holiday party is always the event of the season! This year's gala will take place at the fittingly regal Carnegie Institution for Science, an architectural masterpiece that features framed blown-up photographs of fluorescent zebrafish brain proteins in its storied halls. (In other words: it was made for us.)
So mark your calendars for Thursday, December 10 from 6:30 to 10:00 p.m and plan to join your fellow DCSWA members for a night of dining, drinking, and mingling. We'll also be announcing the 2015 DCSWA Newsbrief Award and celebrating the launch of our new website.
Tickets go on sale next week and guests are welcome. Got questions now? Ask DCSWA social chair Rachel Gross at email@example.com
Save the dates:
Saturday, February 13, 2016: AAAS 2016 science writers party
Saturday, April 2, 2016: Professional Development Day
Further details coming soon!
Highlights from DCSWA's 2015 Professional Development Day
PDD is DCSWA's biggest event of the year -- a full day of talks, workshops and networking with other science writers and editors.
This year's event took place on March 28 and featured:
Read scintillating session reports from PDD 2015 scholarship recipients!
Enjoy tweets from PDD 2015 at #DCSWA15
Matt Davenport and Elaine Seward Win 2014 DCSWA Newsbrief Award; Honorable mentions to Beth Mole and Mark Zastrow
Washington, D.C.—The D.C. Science Writers Association (DCSWA) named a winner and two honorable mentions in the sixth annual DCSWA Newsbrief Award.
For the 2014 award, four science writers judged more than 70 entries, including print, online, audio and multimedia pieces. A video from Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN) earned the top prize.
All content copyright DCSWA, 2015.