Programme

Tuesday 24 November 10.00 - 12.00

Session A: Understanding health misinformation and disinformation

With so many claims made about health, this session will help address how to recognise reliable claims, think critically and make more informed decisions about health policy, practice and personal health choices.


10:00 – 10:15     Introduction

10:15 – 10:45     TBC

Break 

11:00 – 11:20     Presentation: Professor Declan Devane 'Thinking critically about health claims'

11:20 – 11:40     Presentation: Dr Gillian Murphy 'Fake News, False Memories & Fact-Checkers: Understanding and combatting health misinformation'  

11:40 – 12:00     Session Q&A

 

 

Tuesday 24 November 15.00 - 17.00

Session B: Assessing the credibility of health claims

This session will explore the concept of evidence-based medicine and the important role of health practitioners and patients in the critical analysis of evidence to make informed decisions about health.

 

15:00 – 15:15     Introduction 

15:15 – 15:45     Keynote: Professor Edzard Ernst 'Research into so-called alternative medicine'

Break   

16:00 – 16:10     Presentation: Margaret McCartney (GP, author and broadcaster)

16:10 – 16:40     Live Q&A Margaret McCartneyDeirdre MacLoughlin (public and patient representative) 

16:40 – 17:00     Session Q&A 

Wednesday 25 November 14.00 -17.00

Session C: Responsibility and integrity in reporting health research

This session will address the role of researchers, funders, policymakers and media to ensure that approaches to conducting and reporting research, as well as communicating outcomes, are reliable and robust.  


14:00 – 14:15    Introduction 

14:15 – 14:45    Presentation: Dr David Moher 'Promoting trustworthy research: do we need to modify current perverse incentives and rewards when assessing researchers?'

Break   

15:00 – 15:20     Presentation: Dr Maura Hiney & Professor Anita Maguire  'Developing a culture of good research practice: National and international examples'

15:20 – 15:50     Keynote: Mark Little (Journalist, CEO and co-founder of @WeAreKinzen) 

Break   

16:05 – 16:25     Presentation: Dr Eileen Culloty 'Understanding and countering healthcare disinformation'

16:25 – 16:55     Panel Q&A