NNLM Covid-19 Symposium - April 8-9 - 2021 - Registration is open - Free

25 March, 2021

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NNLM Covid-19 Symposium

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted 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: Responding to the COVID-19 Infodemic is an opportunity to address misinformation and mistrust, raise awareness about the pandemic, and efforts to combat it. Symposium attendees can expect to come away from the 2-day experience with a better understanding of COVID-19 and share strategies and programs to engage with your community.


Free registration is now open on the symposium website: https://nnlm.vfairs.com/en/registration


Day 1:

Dr. Vin Gupta, MD, MPA, Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, Seattle, WA

Approaching Normalcy: Forecasting the end of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Gregg Orton, National Director, The National Council of Asian Pacific Americans, Washington, DC

Presentation title forthcoming


Jess Kolis, MPH, Global Immunization Division, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA

De-bunk to Pre-bunk: A Necessary Paradigm Shift for Addressing Health Misinformation

Chris Pernell, MD, MPH, FACPM, Chief Strategic Integration and Health Equity Officer, University Hospital, New York, NY. Presentation title forthcoming


April 8-9,2021

Each day starts at Noon EDT


Free registration is now open on the symposium website: https://nnlm.vfairs.com/en/registration


Sessions will be held in Zoom.


NNLM invites anyone who is interested in learning more about information-related issues during COVID-19, which includes, but is not limited to: health professionals, librarians,


Rebecca Brown MLS, AHIP, CPACC

University of Utah

Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library

Network of the National Library of Medicine

Teleworking in Prairie Village, KS


Vasumathi Sriganesh

QMed Knowledge Foundation

A-3, Shubham Center, Cardinal Gracious Road

Chakala, Andheri East, Mumbai 400099, India

Tel: 91-22-40054474 Mob: +919867292230

Email: vasu@qmed.ngo Web:www.qmed.ngo

MMC Speaker Code - MMC/MASS/00030/2016

Member: Academy of Health Professions Educators

QMed's Courses Online

HIFA profile: Vasumathi Sriganesh is a former medical librarian who now heads QMed Knowledge Foundation - a not for profit she set up in the end of 2007. The Foundation teaches literature searching and referencing skills across India - as Vasumathi observed a lacuna in these skills in students and professionals in all areas of health sciences. She has delivered hundreds of lectures on these topics and conducted workshops too. The Foundation's website is www.qmed.ngo and their courses are now available online at www.qmedcourses.in She is a HIFA country representative https://www.hifa.org/support/members/vasumathi Email: vasu [at] qmed [dot] ngo