Annual Health Law Conference: Viral Misinformation
April 14, 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
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Health misinformation and disinformation are creating significant harms to public health and health care systems across the globe. The US Office of the Surgeon General has declared health misinformation to be a significant public health challenge.
Misinformation on issues such as vaccinations, masking, abortion, COVID-19, gender affirming care, monkeypox and opioids have spread even quicker with the use of social media and web-based news channels. Such misinformation can exacerbate health inequities and pose problems for health privacy. Law and policy will be instrumental in determining the response to ongoing health misinformation and will most certainly influence how healthcare and public health systems develop strategies promoting science. Efforts to stem the spread of misinformation implicate many areas of law, including technology and privacy law, the First Amendment, tort law, FTC law and professional licensing.
Keynote Address by Dr. Peter Hotez, internationally recognized physician-scientist in neglected tropical diseases and vaccine development
Notable panel sessions: Misinformation Regarding Abortion, Trans Health and Misinformation