Inkhouse is hosting an Oct. 15 virtual panel that will let reporters talk about how COVID-19 has impacted their reporting and offer advice on strategies PR professionals can use to adjust the way they work with the press in the weeks and months ahead. “Digital Transformation in Health Care: The Impact of COVID-19 and Predictions for 2021" will discuss emerging trends in the industry at large including digital health and health tech. Joining Inkhouse SVP Lisa van der Pool and account manager Rachael Durant for this discussion are: Yahoo! Finance senior reporter Anjalee Khemlani, Modern Healthcare technology reporter Jessica Kim Cohen, STAT news editor Megan Thielking and Boston Herald reporter Alexi Cohan. To register for the panel, which will run from noon to 1 p.m., click here.


Refugees International is holding its 18th Annual New York Circle event on Oct. 13 at 2 p.m. The virtual event is an awards ceremony and celebration recognizing individuals “who have demonstrated extraordinary leadership and commitment to critical issues impacting the world’s most vulnerable populations.” The 2020 Exceptional Service Award will be presented to former secretary of state Madeleine Albright, who will be interviewed by Nicolle Wallace, the host of MSNBC’s “Deadline: White House.” The 2020 Richard C. Holbrooke Award will go to Maria Corina Muskus Toro, the founder of Venezolanas Globales, the first online platform uniting women of the Venezuelan diaspora to gather, connect, and empower each other during their integration into a new country. For more information about sponsorship opportunities, or to register to attend the event, click here.


iMARS Communications is the organizer of the International PR Weeks Summit, which will be held on Dec. 10. The summit, the final event of the International PR Weeks 2020 conference series, will include speakers from the US, UK, Canada, Germany, China, Italy, India and Russia. In addition to providing an overview of global trends, the event will look at how authorities in different parts of the world have communicated with their populations during the COVID crisis, how brands around the world are transforming their own promotion and communication strategies, and the new requirements for efficiency in both the employer-employee relationship and the client-agency relationship. Co-sponsors of the event include PRSA and the Russian Public Relations Association.