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Public Health Topics at Health Misinformation Symposium

Posted by on March 3rd, 2023 Posted in: Blog


We’ve told you about the upcoming NNLM Health Misinformation Symposium.

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The Symposium will have programs of interest in public health!  The following programs are relevant to public health audiences and will offer CHES  and CPH continuing education contact hours. Eight non-conflicting contact hours will be available for the learning programs listed below.

Time:  Tuesday April 4; 11:30-1:00 pm ET

Topic and Presenter:  Kyla Fullenwider Senior Advisor, Office of the Surgeon General (Keynote)

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss the Surgeon General’s “whole-of-society” framework for addressing health misinformation
  2. Identify and describe the common types and formats of misinformation
  3. Identify best practices for talking to others about health misinformation

 

Time: Tuesday April 4; 1:30 – 2:30  PM ET

Topic:  Health Misinformation: What It Is, Why People Believe It, How to Fight It

Presenter: Xiaoli Nan, Kathryn Thier, Yuan Wang

Learning Objectives

  1. Learn the nature and boundaries of health misinformation.
  2. Learn the psychological drivers of susceptibility to health misinformation.
  3. Learn the optimal solutions to reducing the spread and impact of health misinformation.

 

Time. Tuesday, April 4; 4:30 PM ET – 5:30 PM ET

Topic:  Understanding COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy through a Health Literacy Lens

Presenter: Cliff Coleman

Learning Objectives

  1. Describe ways that health literacy may influence COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy.
  2. Identify health literacy challenges which patients and caregivers face in understanding COVID-19-related information.
  3. Identify clear communication strategies for addressing COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy.

 

Time:   Wednesday, April 5;  11:30 AM ET – 1:00 PM ET

Topic and Presenter: The Etiology of Medical Misinformation

Presenter: Jevin West co-author Calling Bull****: Data Reasoning in a Digital World

Learning Objectives

  1. Identify misinformation whenever and wherever it is encountered.
  2. Describe the motivating factors in creating misinformation.

 

Time:   Wednesday, April 5;  1:30 PM ET -2:30 PM ET

Topic: How Health Professionals Can Leverage Social Media to Combat Health Misinformation

Presenter: Shikha Jain, Lisa Mordell, Vineet Arora, Eve Bloomgarden

Learning Objectives

  1. Identify the different types of medical misinformation that exist and its recent rise on social media.
  2. Discuss the explicit need for health professionals to combat misinformation.
  3. Describe a model for how health professionals can utilize social media to engage their communities and to combat health misinformation.

 

Time: Wednesday, April 5;  4:30 PM ET – 5:30 PM ET

Topic: Strategies to Combat Health Misinformation

Presenter: Katrine Wallace

Learning Objectives

  1. Review misinformation vs disinformation
  2. Explain why disinformation is a widespread public health issue
  3. Learn strategies to combat health misinformation at individual, interpersonal, organizational, and policy levels:

 

Time: Thursday, April 6;  11:30 AM – 1:00 PM ET

Topic: Understanding and Combatting Health Misinformation Online (Keynote)

Presenters: Amanda Wilson, Alla Keselman, Catherine Arnot Smith editors of Combating Online Health Misinformation: A Professional’s Guide to Helping the Public  

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss the competencies involved in building resilience against health misinformation
  2. Discuss the role of health, social media, culture, and science literacies having in identifying health misinformation

 

Time: Thursday, April 6;  1:30 PM ET – 2:30 PM ET

Topic:  Turning the tide against medical misinformation about Transgender Youth and Gender-Affirming Care Will Take All of Us

Presenter: Jensen Fisher

Learning Objectives

  1. Discuss the current topics regarding misinformation that is controlling the narrative regarding gender-affirming care and anti-trans legislation.
  2. Promote media and information literacy to counter disinformation and help attendees navigate the digital media environment, bad data, and other tools currently being used to enflame opinion and legislation.

Contact hours available for real-time attendance only.  See our post or go to the symposium site.

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