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Media Advisory: AAAS CEO Emeritus to present “Communicating Science to the Public: Follow the Science” on October 19

For Immediate Release:
Tuesday, October 17, 2017

What: Alan I. Leshner, Ph.D., CEO Emeritus of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, will give a lecture on science communication, touching upon needs for engaging with the public about science and lessons learned from communicating about complex topics.

Why: Public understanding of science benefits both the public and the scientific enterprise, but communicating science is not a simple task—it is an acquired skill, and it is particularly complex in domains like complementary and integrative health. There is a growing body of scientific evidence about what does and does not work in science communication. Dr. Leshner will discuss this science base and effective approaches for engagement.

When: Thursday, October 19, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. ET

Where: Lipsett Auditorium, NIH Clinical Center (Building 10)

10 Center Drive, Bethesda, Md.

This lecture is open to the public and can be viewed in-person or via livestream on NIH Videocast and Facebook Live.

Who’s hosting: This lecture is hosted by the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health at the National Institutes of Health as part of their Integrative Medicine Lecture Series.


About the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH):
NCCIH’s mission is to define, through rigorous scientific investigation, the usefulness and safety of complementary and integrative health approaches and their roles in improving health and health care. For additional information, call NCCIH’s Clearinghouse toll free at 1-888-644-6226. Follow us on X, Facebook , and YouTube.

About the National Institutes of Health (NIH): NIH, the nation’s medical research agency, includes 27 Institutes and Centers and is a component of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. NIH is the primary federal agency conducting and supporting basic, clinical, and translational medical research, and is investigating the causes, treatments, and cures for both common and rare diseases. For more information about NIH and its programs, visit