From the Lab to the Mainstream: Strategies for Communicating Dementia Research & Care to the Media
Jun 26, 2012 | 4:00PM - 5:00PM EDT
Peter McKnight (PhD), Columnist and Member of the Editorial Board, Vancouver Sun; Legal Analyst, Global National; Adjunct Professor, School of Criminology, Simon Fraser University
Division of Continuing Professional Development, University of British Columbia (UBC CPD)
Knowledge Translation and Exchange, Research, Webinar
This event took place on June 26th and was hosted by the Division of Continuing Professional Development at the University of British Columbia (UBC CPD). Follow the link below to watch a recording of this webinar:
Do you want to know how to effectively engage with the media about dementia research and care? Here’s your chance to learn from an expert and to ask him questions! Please join us for this free webinar. You can participate by listening or by asking questions to the presenter in real time.
During this event the unique challenges of communicating and translating dementia research and care to the media will be examined and insight will be offered into strategies as to how researchers and clinicians can do this effectively.
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.