11 11 20 COVID19 Webinar Series: Risk Communication

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Dr. Julie Fischer, Senior Technical Advisor for Global Health at CRDF Global, will examine how misinformation and disinformation affect community acceptance of public health interventions. She will focus on the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and the lessons observed during the 2014-16 Ebola virus epidemic.

Dr. Jad Melki, Associate Professor of Journalism and Media Studies at Lebanese American University, will discuss a Lebanon-focused study that examines the relationship between media exposure to COVID-19 news and compliance with prevention measures. He will also highlight the importance of consistent communication in mitigating pandemics.

Pharmacist and Medical Toxicologist, Dr. Lotte Høgberg, will be providing a short update in the COVID-19 mink situation in Denmark, detailing the timeline of the appearance of the COVID Cluster-5 mutation, its foot print in the mink farms, the theories of spread between the farms, the number and timeline of infected humans (estimate), and the actions taken to contain the mutation.


Julie E. Fischer, PhD, Senior Technical Advisor for Global Health, CRDF Global, Arlington, VA

Jad Melki, PhD, Associate Professor, Journalism and Media Studies; Chairperson, Department of Communication Arts; Director, Institute of Media Research and Training, Lebanese American University, Beirut, Lebanon

Lotte CG Høgberg, PhD, FEAPPCT, Department of Anesthesiology & The Danish Poisons Information Centre, Copenhagen University Hospital Bispebjerg, Copenhagen, Denmark

Guest Moderator

Charles McKay, MD, FACMT, FACEP, Past President, American College of Medical Toxicology (ACMT)

Paul M. Wax, MD FACMT, Executive Director, American College of Medical Toxicology (ACMT)
Ziad Kazzi, MD FACMT, Board Member, American College of Medical Toxicology (ACMT); President, Middle East & North Africa Clinical Toxicology Association (MENATOX)

Webinar Series Partners
American Academy of Clinical Toxicology (AACT) | American Academy of Emergency Medicine (AAEM) | American Academy of Emergency Nurse Practitioners (AAENP)| American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC) | Association of Healthcare Emergency Preparedness Professionals (AHEPP) Asia Pacific Association of Medical Toxicologists (APAMT) | Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) | European Association of Poison Centers and Clinical Toxicologists (EAPCCT) | Middle East & North Africa Clinical Toxicology Association (MENATOX)


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