The ultimate guide to healthcare reporting: Lectures by ET Prime’s Vikas Dandekar on October 19 and November 8, 2021

Veteran journalist Vikas Dandekar gave two lectures at the Asian College of Journalism to help its students understand the nuances and challenges of healthcare and pharmaceutical reporting.

The editor of pharma and healthcare at ET Prime tapped his two decades’ experience of covering the industry to provide a glimpse of what it takes to be a good pharma reporter.

Dandekar helped the students decode medical jargon and wrap their heads around the various stages of drug discovery and approval.

He also discussed how the public perception of COVID-19, one of the worst pandemics in global history, evolved over time. He provided an understanding of how vaccines work, how their clinical trials are conducted and how these trials are outsourced to contract research organisations.