Satellite Meeting – Open Science and Health Misinformation – July 29, 2022
*The event has reached capacity and registration is now closed*
The IFLA Health and Biosciences Libraries Section, in collaboration with the IFLA Evidence for Global and Disaster Health (E4GDH) Special Interest Group and the Health Sciences Libraries Group (HSLG) of the Library Association of Ireland, are co-sponsoring a satellite meeting in conjunction with the IFLA World Library & Information Congress.
The theme of the meeting is:
Exploring How Open Science and Open Access Influence the Spread of Health Misinformation and Disinformation and How Librarians Can Help
This half-day seminar will explore the strengths of the Open Movement– e.g. potential to widely share health data and information; and its vulnerabilities– e.g. proneness to misinformation, fraud, and politicization. The seminar will also highlight how librarians and information professionals have overcome issues with open access in low-resourced areas, such as the issue of preprint quality, energy/Internet insecurity, and/or publishing in open access journals.
Full details and registration (which is free, courtesy of the HSLG) are available at the event website.