The Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) is excited to announce a new, free virtual symposium focused on addressing the COVID-19 Infodemic in our communities.
What is the Symposium about?
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 address misinformation and mistrust, raise awareness about the pandemic and efforts to combat it. Through paper session, panels, and a networking space, symposium attendees can expect to come away from this experience with a better understanding of COVID-19 as well as strategies and programs that can be used to engage with communities. NNLM is excited to feature the following keynote speakers:
- Vin Gupta, MD, MPA, Affiliate Assistant Professor, Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, Seattle, WA
- Gregg Orton, National Director, The National Council of Asian Pacific Americans (NCAPA), Washington, DC
- Elisabeth Wilhelm, Health Communications Specialist, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Global Immunization Division, Atlanta, GA
- Chris Pernell, MD, MPH, FACPM, Chief Strategic Integration and Health Equity Officer, University Hospital, New York, NY
Who is the Symposium for?
NNLM invites anyone who is interested in learning more about information-related issues during COVID-19, which includes, but is not limited to: health professionals, librarians, researchers, community-based organization staff, and students. Free continuing education credits will be available for attendees from the Medical Library Association and from the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing.
When is the Symposium?
April 8-9, 2021
9 am – 2pm PT/ 12 pm – 5 pm ET
How can I attend the Symposium?
Free registration is now open on the symposium website: https://nnlm.vfairs.com/en/registration.
Questions about the Symposium?
Be sure to check the symposium website for more information on the agenda, networking sessions, code of conduct, and a general FAQ. Any other questions can be sent to Tony Nguyen at firstname.lastname@example.org.FacebookTwitterShare