Science Talks // An Educational Webinar Series for Journalists organized with Wiley

In situations when reporters are uncertain about sources or interpreting the science is where the World Federation of Science Journalists (WFSJ) can help! The WFSJ provides ongoing training and support for new and seasoned reporters around the world. In partnership with Wiley, we are pleased to introduce to 10,000 science journalists globally and to everyone who is interested in a new series of webinars called Science Talks that are brought to you by The Wiley Network.

Save the date for our upcoming webinar on 21 MAY

Science Talks with the American Geriatrics Society:

What Journalists Need to Know About Healthy Aging

How to register for a webinar?

Science Talks webinars are complimentary to WFSJ members and other science journalists interested in the subject. If you are not able to attend the live one-hour session the webinars will be recorded for later viewing on the WFSJ website.

You can register here


“Healthy aging” sounds like a priority we all can share, but for healthcare professionals, that term represents something specific, and something worth defining. Recently, members of the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) set about doing just that as part of an expert panel convened to look critically at what “healthy aging” really means. Their definition — published in a white paper in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (DOI: 10.1111/jgs.15644) — explores the intersection between our personal care goals and innovations in science, education, and public policy as the place where healthy aging may be understood best.

Media interested in learning more about healthy aging to inform their reporting should attend this webinar. Participants will walk away with a deeper understanding of: 

  • What are the dynamics of the aging process and why we are living longer?
  • What do geriatricians mean by “healthy aging”?
  • How does prevention reduce the risk of serious medical issues?
  • What are some of the most common medical issues associated with aging and increased longevity?
  • How much physical activity do people over age 50 need? How important is diet in the health of older individuals?  What other lifestyle issues are important in healthy aging?

NOTE: Science Talks webinars are recorded for on-demand viewing.


Paul Mulhausen, Chief Medical Officer at Telligen

Paul Mulhausen, MD, MHS, FACP, AGSF, is an American Geriatrics Society (AGS) Board Member and Chief Medical Officer for Telligen, focused on providing clinical guidance at the executive level and enhancing population health management solutions. Dr. Mulhausen represents Telligen locally and nationally through his participation in regional and national collaborations. He brings his expertise in the care of people across the healthcare continuum to support Telligen’s core belief to deliver the right care, in the right setting at the right cost, every time. Dr. Mulhausen received his medical degree from the University of Minnesota and a Masters in Health Sciences degree from Duke University. He completed his postgraduate training at the Duke University School of Medicine and has been instrumental in several AGS projects, most recently helping to lead the workgroup responsible for the AGS white paper defining healthy aging and identifying its core characteristics.

Susan Friedman, Associate Professor of Medicine Highland Hospital – Rochester, NY

Susan Friedman, MD, MPH, AGSF, is a member leader with the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) and Associate Professor of Medicine at Highland Hospital in Rochester, NY. Dr. Friedman received her medical degree and Masters in Public Health from Northwestern University in Chicago. She completed her residency in General Internal Medicine at Hopkins Bayview in Baltimore, before fulfilling a 3-year geriatrics fellowship at Johns Hopkins University. After 5 years on faculty at Johns Hopkins, Dr. Friedman moved to the University of Rochester in 2000. Her research interests focus on health services and outcomes research, and include models of long-term care, falls and fractures in older adults, comorbidity, and healthy aging. Dr. Friedman helped lead the workgroup responsible for the AGS white paper defining healthy aging and identifying its core characteristics.

William Applegate, Editor-in-Chief; Professor of Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine American Geriatrics Society; Wake Forest School of Medicine

William Applegate, MD, MPH, MACP, AGSF, is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, the go-to journal for clinical aging research. A professor in the Department of Internal Medicine, Section on Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Dr. Applegate has long been instrumental in leading change and innovation, particularly at the American Geriatrics Society (AGS). An AGS member since 1984 and a former Society President, Dr. Applegate has twice anchored JAGS as Editor-in-Chief, having returned most recently in 2016 following an earlier tenure from 1993 through 2000. In his new work at JAGS, Dr. Applegate has helped to increase awareness for geriatrics scholarship, with a particular focus on new media at a journal already included in more than 9,000 library collections around the world.


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