APHA Symposium on Health and Medical Misinformation

Event Start Date: August 12, 2021 - 3:00 PM EDT
Event End Date: August 12, 2021 - 10:00 PM EDT

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The American Public Health Association’s (APHA) Medical Care Section will host a session on the evolution and efforts to address medical misinformation and disinformation. The President of the American Public Health Association, Dr. José Ramón Fernández-Peña, is one of the featured speakers for this event.

From antivaccination campaigns to bleach injections, the COVID pandemic has brought issues of incorrect information related to health and medicine to the forefront of the national conversation, but these issues are neither new nor unique to COVID. How did we get to a point where it can be hard to differentiate true, reliable information about our health from misinformation or even intentional disinformation and where do we go from here?

Join us as we consider the evolution, scope, impacts and efforts to counter health and medical misinformation and disinformation.

The symposium program including goals, schedule, and session descriptions are available here.