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NNLM Virtual Symposium 2023: Health Misinformation

Posted by on February 17th, 2023 Posted in: Announcements, Blog, CHES Credit, Public Health

Registration now open for Health Misinformation SymposiumComing up on April 4-6, 2023 the NNLM is hosting a free virtual symposium.

Registration is open for the NNLM Virtual Symposium 2023: Health Misinformation. The sessions scheduled will explore both the research behind health misinformation movements and provide practical and evidence-based solutions to public health workers in health education and health communication, and direct care providers in combating the spread of all types of health misinformation. Topics will include the types of misinformation, history of health misinformation, tips to understand health research, combating social media spread, the effects of health misinformation on individuals and communities, and highlighting replicable programs that PHDL Program Members can implement to address health misinformation.

This virtual symposium will feature sessions focused on data, public health, libraries, and general health misinformation.

Featuring the following Keynote speakers:

  • Kyla Fullenwider, Senior Advisor at the U.S. Office of the Surgeon General. Her expertise in combating misinformation and designing human-centered solutions is being used to help communities stay informed about COVID-19, among other things.
  • Jevin West co-author of Calling Bull***t: Data Reasoning in a Digital World
  • Amanda Wilson, Alla Keselman, and Catherine Arnot Smith editors of Combating Online Health Misinformation: A Professional’s Guide to Helping the Public  

Consult the agenda for the titles and presenters of the scheduled sessions.

Can’t make all the sessions? That’s okay! All sessions will be recorded and available on the symposium platform for up to 30 days and posted on the NNLM YouTube channel.

Participants can earn up to 8 Certified Health Education Specialist continuing education contact hours.

Follow the symposium on Twitter at #NNLMResearch.

If you would like to see previous NNLM webinars about health misinformation please access our YouTube playlist.

We look forward to seeing many of you in attendance at this compelling event!

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