Research Story Tip: Science Writers’ Boot Camp Goes Virtual: 12th Annual Event on June 8 Features Precision Medicine and COVID-19


Join science writers, journalists, bloggers and public information officers on Monday, June 8, 2020, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time, for a free webinar to learn about the latest advances in research and clinical care from Johns Hopkins experts.

The 12th annual Johns Hopkins Medicine Science Writers’ Boot Camp, “If the Medicine Fits: The Promise of Precision Medicine in Action,” will be a daylong immersion in science, medicine and health care, featuring presentations from researchers and clinicians making new discoveries and advances in the field of precision medicine.

Topics include:

  • The Origin of the Promise: Basic as the Foundation of Precision Medicine
  • The Basic Biology of Why Certain Medications Don’t Work Well for Some African Americans
  • Eye Care for All
  • Imaging for Precision Medicine: From Surgery to COVID-19
  • How the Body’s Postal System Informs Disease Diagnosis and Treatment
  • Right Medications: Right Dose and Time
  • Panel Discussion: COVID-19 – Moving from the Bench to the Bedside

Science Writers' Boot Camp is open to science communicators of all types by registering at

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