To promote overseas scientific news publicity, build up an outstanding public information officer (PIO) team, CAS 2018 Spring Science Communication meeting, sponsored by the Bureau of International Co-operation of CAS, was held at the Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica (SIMM) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) in Shanghai on May 18, 2018.
Dr. Audrey Huang, the director of the media relations of Johns Hopkins Medicine International, Ms. Joy Ma, the editorial content manager of the EurekAlert! American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and Ms. HUNG Yan, senior editor from the XinHua News agency delivered excellent lectures.
Mr. ZHNAG Qingquan, the deputy director from the Bureau of International Co-operation of CAS, and Prof. YE Yang, the deputy director general of SIMM made the opening speech at the meeting. They both emphasized the importance of establishing a professional, outstanding and active PIO team to tell great stories of CAS and CAS scientists. More than 80 CAS colleagues participated in this meeting.
Firstly, Ms. Joy Ma delivered a lecture entitled “Science Communication in Action”. She emphasized the importance of scientific report, giving a detailed introduction about the job duty of PIO, as well as some suggestions for the attendees.
Later, Dr. Audrey Huang and her team member Ms. Alsy Acevedo brought to the audience many wonderful examples about how to select the topic of news and communicate science issues with publics via multiple media.
Ms. HUANG Yan shared some interesting stories with the audience and confessed the difficulties that she experienced during her work on scientific coverage. She reminded the audience that the field of scientific news was in urge needs of news writers who was familiar with and interested in science.
The spring science communication meeting impressed the attendees with its quality lectures and effective organizing. (simm.cas.cn)
Prof. YE Yang making the opening speech at the meeting. (Image by SIMM)
Mr. ZHANG Qingquan hosting the meeting. (Image by SIMM)
Ms.Joy Ma making lecture at the meeting. (Image by SIMM)
Dr. Audrey Huang making lecture at the meeting. (Image by SIMM)
Ms. HUANG Yan sharing her news writing experience at the meeting. (Image by SIMM)
Attendees at the meeting. (Image by SIMM)
Panel discussion. (Image by SIMM)
Group photo. (Image by SIMM)