Author: Eda Firat
P. Mona Khanna, M.D., MPH, FACP is a triple board-certified physician and Emmy award-winning medical journalist who serves as the Medical Contributor to Fox Chicago News and Visiting Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Illinois. Her extensive career has included reporting for the Wall Street Journal and serving as a medical expert for the Dr. Oz Show, CBS, CNN, Good Morning America, and The Early Show.
Dr. Khanna is the only medical doctor alumna inducted into the Medill School of Journalism Hall of Achievement at Northwestern University. After completing three medical specialty residencies, she worked her way up as a medical reporter, from the 161st largest television market of Palm Springs, CA, to the 5th largest television market of Dallas-Fort Worth before returning to her hometown of Chicago, the 3rd largest television market. For her leadership in educating and empowering people across the globe through television, radio, magazine, newspaper and online heath reports, Dr. Khanna has received almost 50 honors this past decade, including 5 Emmy Award nominations. Most recently, she is the recipient of the 2010 Illinois Woman’s Press Association Reporting Award, the 2010 Communicator’s Award of Distinction, and the 2010 Walter C. Alvarez Award for Excellence in Communicating Health Care Developments to the Public.
Dr. Khanna will be leading the Medical Tourism Media & Press Training Workshop at the 5th World Medical Tourism & Global Healthcare Congress. This skill-building session will teach media skills from a real medical journalism professional. She will share her experiences in front of and behind the camera and offer practical guidance to help individuals reach the media with important health stories, be camera-ready, and get their message across. Because Dr. Mona currently holds a position at the intersection of medical education and media, she will teach how to recognize and overcome common pitfalls in communicating health information to general audiences, with tips on everything from appearance to effectively framing messages.
For more information about the event and to view the complete conference agenda, please visit http://www.medicaltourismcongress.com