Interdisciplinary Colloquium on Medical Misinformation

August 20, 2020

The Duke University School of Medicine and the Duke Academy for Health Professions Education and Academic Development (Duke AHEAD) are co-hosting a two-part virtual colloquium on medical misinformation intended to introduce Duke clinicians to a set of best practices for recognizing, understanding, and effectively countering misinformation when they encounter it in their own practices.

The first session, titled “Medical Misinformation in the Clinical Setting,” will take place on Thursday, September 17, 2020, from 1:00-3:00 PM Eastern time. The discussion will be co-lead by Duke Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience Elizabeth Marsh, PhD, and the Duke Global Health Institute’s Lavanya Vasudevan, PhD, and will feature Duke Associate Professor of Cardiology Ann Marie Navar, MD, PhD, and cardiologist and author Haider Warraich, MD, Associate Director of the VA Boston Healthcare System Heart Failure Program, as guest panelists. The colloquium will be moderated by Duke-RTI Scholar Brian Southwell, PhD, and Duke AHEAD’s Jamie Wood, PhD.

The second session, “Medical Misinformation and Medical Education,” will take place on Thursday, September 24, 2020, from 1:00-3:00 PM Eastern time. This event will also be led by Drs. Marsh and Vasudevan and moderated by Drs. Southwell and Wood. Guest panelists for this session will include Interim Associate Dean for Curricular Affairs Aditee Narayan, MD, MPH; Associate Medical Director of Hospital Medicine Poonam Sharma, MD, SFHM; and Associate Dean for Library Services and Archives Megan Von Isenburg, MSLS.

The sessions, which will include didactic and scenario-based presentations as well as panel discussions, will be held via Zoom videoconference (registration is required for both Part 1 and Part 2).