PMI North Carolina Chapter

Communications CoP: “Scientists say…” critically evaluating scientific news for non-scientists

Communications CoP: “Scientists say…” critically evaluating scientific news for non-scientists

This is a NCPMI Communication & Public Speaking CoP- NCPL Toastmasters Club Meeting.
The Meeting includes prepared speeches, table topics, networking, evaluations, jokes and multiple meeting operations roles.
5:45 pm - 8:00 pm (5.45 - 6.00 Registration & Pre-meeting Networking)

Meeting will be convened by Virtual Conference Call

Abstract
The infectious disease COVID-19 is crippling most aspects of society. Ending this pandemic will require scientists to develop ways of diagnosing, treating and preventing the disease, and the public is understandably eager to know how close scientists are to these goals. However, scientists often struggle to effectively communicate their research to non-experts, and both politicians and the media are imperfect intermediaries. Using examples relevant to COVID-19, this talk will help non-scientists to evaluate what scientists say and understand what they really mean. It will also provide advice for effectively discussing technical information with lay audiences.
Learning Objectives:
  • Understand the “business” of academic science
  • Learn how to evaluate the who, what, and why of science news
  • Identify common unreported limitations of scientific studies
  • Discuss ways scientists and non-scientists can communicate more effectively
About the Speaker:

AndrewMacIntyreDr. Andrew Macintyre is an assistant professor at the Duke Human Vaccine Institute, where he leads a team developing treatments and vaccines for infectious diseases. Prior to joining the DHVI, he managed professional development and education projects for the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. 

Please note the following:
  1. This meeting is free for NCPMI & North Carolina Project Leaders Toastmasters (NCPL) members
  2. Space is limited. If you register and cannot attend, please update the Chairperson in order that your space can be allocated to members on the standby list. -This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
  3. PDUs will be reported by NCPMI
  4. PMPs are required to provide their PMI numbers in order that their PDUs can be reported
  5. Please arrive on time in order that the meeting can start promptly
  6. Meeting will be convened by Virtual Conference Call
  7. There are other Toastmasters clubs meeting at Cisco. Please ensure that you attend the correct meeting- NCPMI Communication & Public Speaking CoP- NCPL Toastmasters Club Meeting

Event Details

Event Date 06-23-2020 5:30 pm
Event End Date 06-23-2020 8:00 pm
Registration Start Date 05-11-2020
Registered 31
Available place 14
Cut off date 06-23-2020 5:00 pm
Individual Price Free
No. of Technical PDUs 1.5
Location Virtual Conference Call
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