MED-PR is the ultimate networking conference between public relations professionals from Medical Schools, Research Centers, Hospitals and Universities, and the top scientific and medical media. This day-and-a-half intimate networking event benefits public relations professionals in the medical, science and health industry. MED-PR features four media panels with 20 journalists, a luncheon, a networking breakfast, social media panel, and connecting with peers. The next MED-PR conference happens April 11, 2019 at McDermott Will & Emery LLP at 500 North Capitol Street N.W., Washington, DC 20001. A separate media tour will be held on April 12, 2019. Previous journalists who have spoken at MED-PR hailed from CNN, the Washington Post, New York Times, Reuters, Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, Associated Press, Quartz, NBC News, AARP and many others. The cost is $1500 for non-profits, and $2000 for PR agencies and industry professionals. SOLD OUT. Our next event is Broadcast-U June 13-14 in New York.


8 AM - Continental Breakfast and Check-In, 500 N. Capitol Street N.W.

9 AM - Media Panel 1
David Smith, Washington Bureau Chief, The Guardian
Lauran Neergard, Medical Writer, Associated Press
Katherine Foley, Health and Science Reporter, Quartz
Susanna Luthi, Reporter, Modern Healthcare
Scott Jaschik, Editor, Inside HigherEd

10:30 AM - Media Panel 2
Jane Bornemeier, Editor, Special Sections, New York Times
Tom Burton, Reporter, Wall Street Journal
Rebecca Adams, Health Editor, Roll Call
Ruben Castaneda, Health & Wellness Reporter, U.S. News & World Report
Yasmeen Abutaleb, Healthcare Reporter, Reuters

Noon - Luncheon Presentation by the Mayo Clinic

2 PM - Media Panel 3
Jim Lenahan, Executive Editor, AARP Media
William Wan, Washington Post, Health & Science Correspondent
Dan Vergano, Science Reporter, BuzzFeed News
Lauren Dunn, Producer, NBC News Medical Unit
Shira Stein, Health Policy Reporter, Bloomberg

3:30 PM - Media Panel 4
Maya Wei-Hass, Science Writer, National Geographic
Jayne O’Donnell, Healthcare Policy Reporter, USA Today
Rachel Lallensack, Assistant Web Editor, Smithsonian
Mitchell Waldrop, Free-Lance Writer, Nature, Discover and More
Alexander Kafka, Senior Editor, Chronicle of Higher Education

5 PM - Cocktail Reception

Friday, April 12

10 AM and 10:30 AM - Tours of National Public Radio