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
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
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'
16:00 – 16:10 Presentation: Margaret McCartney (GP, author and broadcaster)
16:10 – 16:40 Live Q&A Margaret McCartney & Deirdre MacLoughlin (public and patient representative)
16:40 – 17:00 Session Q&A
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?'
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)
16:05 – 16:25 Presentation: Dr Eileen Culloty 'Understanding and countering healthcare disinformation'
16:25 – 16:55 Panel Q&A