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NNLM Issues RFP for COVID-19 Infodemic Symposium

Posted Feb 3, 2021
Category: National

The Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) invites proposals for a virtual symposium: Responding to the COVID-19 Infodemic, on April 8-9, 2021.

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 engage with NNLM Network members 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.

NNLM is currently seeking proposals for presentations and panel discussions related to COVID-19 misinformation and disinformation, including, but not limited to:

  • Health Equity across a variety of demographic factors (race, gender, geography, socioeconomic status, etc.)
  • Vaccination
  • Emergency preparedness and response
  • Public health
  • Communication
  • Community outreach and programming
  • Education

Presentation Formats:

  • 15-minute Paper/Oral Presentations: 10 minutes to present and have 5 minutes for questions.
  • 1-hour Panel discussions: Panelists will be grouped together to respond to questions related to a similar topic

Proposals are due by 11:59PM, February 26, 2021. Decisions will be made and presenters/panelists will be notified of their acceptance by mid-March.

To submit, please fill out the following form by February 26: https://umaryland.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_02Rij6t1NdjxxKm

For any questions, concerns or submission issues, please email Sarah Levin-Lederer (Sarah.LevinLederer AT umassmed.edu) and Sharon Han (shan4 AT library.ucla.edu).
 

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