Just back from my busman's holiday in Lausanne, Switzerland where I attended the 11th World Conference of Science Journalists. No, I am not a journalist, but I am interested in science communication.
The conference included visits to laboratories, films, panel discussions, and podcasts. The biggest problem was deciding which of the 60 sessions to attend.
Some of the ones I attended were: Palliative care research: it's not about dying; Harrassment in science; Fake science; Visual literacy for scientists; Understanding random control trials; The tumor microenvironment; Science in extreme environments; and Reporting on scientific misconduct.
As you can see, it was a varied and interesting program and I got to visit three labs. Yep, that's my idea of a great vacation.
The TekNat-sponsored course ran again this year for the 11th time and received a rating of 4.7 (out of 5.0).
The next course will run in Feb-Mar 2020. Sign up by 31 December for it. Space is limited to 14 participants.