June 7 - 30, 2021
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Keynote

From Pandemic to Infodemic, the Role of Effective Digital Public Health

The recent pandemic has highlighted not only the need for accurate information delivered to the right people at the right time, but also the dangers of unclear or misleading information and its impact on public health efforts. We have recently witnessed such impact on the public´s vaccine confidence and uptake at a time where the stakes of vaccination programmes are so high. In a digitised world, misinformation and mixed messages overwhelm individuals and communities, and effective digital public health strategies can play an important role in countering the spread of misinformation. In this session, our global health experts will examine evidence-based approaches to infodemic management and look at how countries have reacted to ensure citizens receive and have access to the right information to enable them to make informed decisions regarding their own health.

Session Details

June 8, 2021
12:00 - 13:00

Accreditation

  • CAHIMS
  • CPD
  • CPHIMS

Speakers

Mr Carlos Mateos
Director
COM Salud/ Instituto #SaludsinBulos
Spain
Prof Heidi Larson
Professor of Anthropology, Risk and Decision Science, Dept. Infectious Disease Epidemiology
London School of Hygiene& Tropical Medicine
United Kingdom
Mr Tim Nguyen
Head of Unit High Impact Events Preparedness
WHO - Health Emergencies Programme
Switzerland
Prof Jeffrey V Lazarus
Associate Research Professor, Head of the Health Systems Research Group
Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal)
Spain