Communicating Autism Science

Dissemination of autism research no longer ends with publication in a peer reviewed journal. Media interest in autism science has grown steadily over the past few years and most scientists can now expect to hear from press after publishing research findings. Press and other stakeholders, many of whom write blogs, have also become regular attendees at scientific meetings and conferences. This symposium will teach attendees the best ways to interact with the press and other stakeholders, while still maintaining a commitment to scientific principles and integrity. Attendees will gain specific skills in creating a communications plan around their research, will learn how to work with their university press office, will get actionable tips from media regarding what makes a great interview, and will learn specific techniques for handling challenging questions and presenting potentially controversial findings.
Thursday, May 17, 2012: 2:00 PM-4:00 PM
Grand Ballroom Centre (Sheraton Centre Toronto)
Session Chair:
A. Singer