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Call for Proposals virtual National Health Misinformation Symposium, April 4-7, 2023

Posted by on October 4th, 2022 Posted in: Health Misinformation
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The Network of the National Library of Medicine invites proposals for a virtual National Health Misinformation Symposium, April 4-7, 2023. 

This free, virtual symposium will explore both the research behind health misinformation movements and provide practical and evidence-based solutions to support librarians, health educators, and direct care providers in combating the spread of all types of health misinformation. Topics may 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 Network Members can implement to address health misinformation.

The Health Misinformation Symposium will offer a keynote each day along with hour presentations, and panels of 10 minute lightning talks from 11:30 am – 5:30 pm ET, Tuesday April 4th through Friday April 7th, 2023. 



  1. Distinguish between the types of misinformation
  2. Describe current research regarding health misinformation
  3. Identify and implement resources and tools to combat health misinformation, resources and tools
  4. Explore programs, projects, and practices related to health misinformation in communities



Proposals are accepted through an online form. 

Please carefully review the rubric the review committee will use to assess submissions when drafting your submission.

The deadline to submit proposals is October 31st, 11:59 pm ET.


  • Submission form opens: October 4th, 12:00 pm ET
  • Submission form closes: October 31st, 11:59 pm ET
  • Final decisions: November 30, 2022
  • Schedule Announced and registration opens: January 2023
For questions please contact
Bobbi Newman
Chair, NNLM Virtual Health Misinformation Symposium Committee
Community Engagement and Outreach Specialist, Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) Region 6




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Bobbi Newman (MLIS, MA) is the Community Engagement and Outreach Specialist for NNLM R6 at the University of Iowa. She is the author of Fostering Wellness in the Workplace: A Guide for Libraries. She developed the popular NNLM course “Wellness in the Library Workplace.” Bobbi is a mindfulness student and a member of Association for Size Diversity and Health (ASDAH). She currently serves as a member of the Advisory Board for Let’s Move in Libraries. She divides her time between her dog, reading fantasy and nonfiction, playing video games, crafting, kayaking, biking, and gardening.

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This project has been funded in whole or in part with Federal funds from the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, under Grant Number 1UG4LM012346 with The University of Iowa.

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