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Does History Rhyme? The Harms of COVID and HIV Misinformation
January 13 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM CST
The rampant spread of misinformation about both COVID-19 and HIV have greatly influenced the actions of the public, particularly in the US. Attend the first of this three-part webinar discussion series, Cutting Through COVID-19 and HIV Misinformation, to understand how misinformation impacts patients, healthcare professionals, and health equity, where community partnerships can take an active role in addressing misinformation, and what techniques clinicians can utilize with their patients to overcome misinformation and build trust.
Each panel discussion will be moderated by Ajay K. Sethi, PhD, MHS, Associate Professor of Population Health Sciences and Faculty Director, Master of Public Health Program, at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.
Intended Audience: Physicians, PAs, Nurses, NPs, Pharmacists, Social Workers, Case Managers and other health professionals involved in HIV and COVID-19 care
- Sol Aldrete, MD, Assistant Professor, Medical College of Wisconsin
- Thomas Friedrich, PhD, Professor, Pathobiological Sciences, University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine
- David O’Connor, PhD, UW Medical Foundation Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
- Shelby O’Connor, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
At the end of this session, attendees will be able to:
- Identify similarities in the types of COVID and HIV misinformation that gained traction.
- Explain the psychosocial basis for misinformation adoption and spread.
- Summarize the impact that COVID and HIV misinformation has on controlling the COVID and HIV pandemic.
All individual participants must register in advance even if viewing the event in a group.