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COVID-19 INFODEMIC Symposium: Call For Proposals

Posted by on February 5th, 2021 Posted in: Blog


Infodemic Call For Proposals

This symposium call is an opportunity for public health departments to share their own observations, learn from other health sectors, and exchange ideas with others in the health information community.

 

The Network of the National Library of Medicine invites proposals for a virtual symposium: Responding to the COVID-19 Infodemic, on April 8th-9th, 2021. The COVID-19 pandemic highlights the disparities of underserved, minority, and underrepresented communities. This includes ensuring equal understanding of accurate health information, education in hard hit communities, and valuing inclusion in clinical research to overcome COVID-19.

The NNLM Virtual Symposium is an opportunity to engage with NNLM Network Members to address misinformation and mistrust, raise awareness about the pandemic, and efforts to combat it. Symposium attendees can expect to come away from this experience with a better understanding of COVID-19 and share strategies and programs to engage with your community.

We are currently seeking proposals for presentations and panel discussions related to COVID-19 misinformation and disinformation, including, but not limited to:

  • Health Equity across a variety of demographic factors (race, gender, geography, socioeconomic status, etc.)
  • Vaccination
  • Emergency preparedness and response
  • Public health
  • Communication
  • Community outreach and programming
  • Education

Presentation Formats:

  • 15 minute Paper/Oral Presentations: You will have 10 minutes to present and have 5 minutes for questions.
  • 1 hour Panel discussions: You will be grouped with other panelists to respond to questions related to a similar topic

Proposals will be due by 11:59PM, February 26th, 2021. Decisions will be made and presenters/panelists will be notified of their acceptance by mid-March.

Symposium Objectives

After attending the symposium, participants will be able to:

  • Identify key issues that impact medically underserved populations in accessing accurate health information related to COVID-19 and vaccines, including health literacy and medical mistrust.
  • Learn strategies, outcomes, and lessons learned from presenters to adapt and apply within own communities
  • Design an outreach and education program to specific served populations

To submit, please fill out the following form by February 26th: https://umaryland.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_02Rij6t1NdjxxKm

 

For questions, concerns or submission issues, please email Sarah Levin-Lederer (Sarah.LevinLederer AT umassmed.edu) and Sharon Han (shan4 AT library.ucla.edu). Thank you, and we look forward to your proposals!

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This has been funded in whole or in part with Federal funds from the Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Library of Medicine, under cooperative agreement number UG4LM012347 with the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

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