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Past Meeting Materials

April 3-4, 2019 - Arthur M. Sackler Colloquium: Advancing the Science and Practice of Science Communication: Misinformation about Science in the Public Sphere

Wednesday, April 3, 2019
9:15 AM - 10:30 AM
Panel 1. What We Know and Need to Know about Misinformation: Perspectives from Research and Practice

(Mis)informed about What? What Citizens Most Need to Know about Science and Scientific Information by Dominique Brossard, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Science (mis)information in today’s society by David Lazer, Northwestern University
How journalists are fighting misinformation…and accusations of misinformation by Laura Helmuth, The Washington Post

11:15 AM - 12:30 PM
Panel 2. Misinformation in the Context of Public Controversy 

Misinformation in the Context of Public Controversy by Andrew J. Hoffman, University of Michigan
Evolving Information About Food, Nutrition, and Health Affects the Credibility of Science by Carol Byrd-Bredbenner, Rutgers University

2:15 PM - 3:30 PM
Panel 3. Connecting Facts to What People Already Know (or Think They Know): Storytelling and Narration 
Science of Storytelling: Storytelling of Science by Michael Dahlstrom, Iowa State University and Martin Kaplan, University of Southern California
Using Storytelling to Change Narratives about Diversity in Science by Mónica I. Feliú-Mójer, Ciencia Puerto Rico, the Wonder Collaborative and iBiology

Thursday, April 4, 2019
8:00 AM - 9:15 AM
Panel 4. The Future of (Trusted) Information: Lessons from Related Fields

Misinformation about Science in the Public Sphere by Dietram Scheufele, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Knowing what’s good for us: lessons from health communication, public health, and social marketing to address health inequalities by Itzhak Yanovitzky, Rutgers University
Misinformation & the Limits of Science: an industrial perspective by Anne Wallin

1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
Panel 5. Lessons from Scalable Approaches

The Kids are Not Alright by Phillip Schermer, Project Healthy Minds
Curating Scientific Expertise for Distribution on Deadline by Rick Weiss, SciLine
Scaling Up In Communities Through Informal Science Education Networks & Ecosystems by Kirsten Ellenbogen

3:00 PM - 3:55 PM
Panel 6. Major Initiatives on Misinformation and the Implications for Communicating About Science
Major Initiatives on Misinformation at RTI International by Vanessa Boudewyns, RTI International
Perspectives on Mistrust, Misinformation and Science by Mike Dimock, Pew Research Center

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