2021 Virtual Communication Workshop

Thank you for your interest in the 2021 NWABR Communication Workshop!

Thursday october 14, 2021     1:00pM-5:00PM

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This workshop is appropriate for biomedical research and communications professsionals, faculty and staff of organizations that conduct biomedical research, educators and public health professionals. NWABR Research Ambassadors attend free of charge.  Want to become a Research Ambassador? Learn more at our Research Ambassador Program page or email or call Jen Wroblewski 206-957-3337.

Speakers include experts in science communication and research.

Workshop is offered on the GoToMeeting platform which is easily accessed through a link provided after registration.


  • Research Ambassadors attend at no cost
  • Groups of FIVE(5) or more attend at no cost. Why? Because we encourage attendance with colleagues.
  • Individual attendance is $25
  • Email Jen Wroblewski at engagement@nwabr.org for discount codes

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Time Speaker  Topic

Jennifer Wroblewski, MPH, Engagement Manager, NWABR

Welcome and 


1:05PM-1:30PM Fernando Viera, MD, Chief Scientific Officer, ALS Therapy Development Institute Truth telling and Hope: Why We Must Speak Up
1:30PM-2:15PM Claire Hudson, Communications Manager, and Amitabha “Guppy” Gupta, PhD, Scientific Content Strategist, Fred Hutch

How Science Communication is Evolving with the Virus

2:15PM-3:00PM Maren Higbee, VP of Development and Elora Webb, Marketing, Mighty Media Studios Presenting Data through Storytelling
3:00PM-3:10PM BREAK  
3:10PM-4:00PM Teresa Guillien, Managing Director, Resource Media Strategic Communications in an Era of Misinformation
4:00PM-4:50PM Jennifer Wroblewski, NWABR and Matt Flannery, Friend Conversation with a Thoughtful Skeptic
4:50PM-5:00PM   Evaluation and Close



Past agenda



Speaker Topic

Ken Gordon, Executive Director and

Jennifer Wroblewski, Engagement Manager


Welcome and Background

Mark Slifka, PhD, Professor Oregon Health & Science University and President/CSO Tajit Technologies, Inc

Zach Knowling, Vice President Quinn Thomas

Vaccine Hesitancy in the Time of COVID
9:40-10:30AM Amanda Tandinata, MS, Federal Regulatory Affairs Coordinator, Swedish Cancer Institute Comfort and Confidence in Giving Virtual Presentations
10:30-10:45AM BREAK  
10:45AM-11:45 Tony North, BS, International Speaker, Talk Radio Co-Host and Human Resouces Manager How Lived Experience Impacts Your Communication
11:45AM-12:30PM Jennifer Wroblewkski, MPH, Engagement Manager, NWABR Personal Messaging and Practice
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