[Libs-Or] Registration open for "Responding to the COVID-19 Infodemic: An Virtual Symposium"

Carolyn M Martin martinc4 at uw.edu
Mon Mar 15 08:21:24 PDT 2021

Hello everyone,

We are excited to announce that registration is open for a new Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) virtual symposium<https://nnlm.vfairs.com/en/> 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. 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. We are 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
There will also be paper sessions, panels, and a networking space; more information will be announced in the upcoming weeks.
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.
When is the Symposium?
April 8-9, 2021
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. PT
How can I attend the Symposium?
Free registration<https://nnlm.vfairs.com/en/registration> is now open on our symposium website.
Questions about the Symposium?
Be sure to check our website soon 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 ttnguyen at hshsl.umaryland.edu<mailto:ttnguyen at hshsl.umaryland.edu>

Carolyn Martin, MLS, AHIP | Consumer Health Coordinator
NNLM Pacific Northwest Region
University of Washington Health Sciences Library
Box 357155
Seattle, WA 98195-7155
martinc4 at uw.edu<mailto:martinc4 at uw.edu>

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