National Health Ethics Week: November 5 – 11, 2023
Friday, November 10, 1 – 4 pm EST:
Writing about bioethics for public audiences
A workshop to build skills in writing about bioethics issues for the public through various media.
The Canadian Bioethics Society-Société canadienne de bioéthique (CBS-SCB) is providing a unique opportunity to explore skills and strategies for writing and publishing about bioethics issues for public audiences.
Workshop faciliator, Dr. Eric Mathison, will cover the following topics:
- Choosing article topics and timing
- Proposing (“pitching”) articles to editors
- Writing an Op-Ed
- Publishing in other media (blogs, social media)
- Challenges/rewards of writing for the public
The event will last 2 hours and will include didactic and interactive components. Participants will have an opportunity for further mentorship on specific projects following the workshop.
The session will be conducted in English over Zoom. Participants will be provided with a Zoom link by email prior to the event.
Eric Mathison, PhD HEC-C, is an assistant professor of philosophy at the University of Toronto Scarborough and a clinical ethicist. He researches assisted dying, coercion, and the goals of medicine. Eric writes about bioethics for the public through his newsletter, Value Judgments, and he has written opinion articles for The Globe and Mail and other Canadian media.
Tickets are available now – get yours here!
Tuesday, November 7, 1 – 2:30 pm EST: