An Oxford Conversation: COVID-19: the impact of misinformation and uncertainty

Join us for a discussion about the impact of misinformation and uncertainty during the COVID-19 pandemic on individuals and populations with a panel of experts:

Professor Sir Peter Horby, Director of the Pandemic Sciences Institute, University of Oxford
Dr Richard Horton, Editor-in-Chief, The Lancet
Professor Devi Sridhar, Chair in Global Public Health, University of Edinburgh

The aim will be to determine how to do better in the future. For example, how should the desire to act rapidly in a pandemic be balanced against the need for reliable evidence, how can scientific journals determine what research is fit to publish, and how can misinformation be identified in a world of artificial intelligence?

Doors open at 5pm. The event begins at 5:30pm.
Date: 3 July 2023, 17:00 (Monday, 11th week, Trinity 2023)
Venue: Sheldonian Theatre, Broad Street OX1 3AZ
Speakers: Professor Peter Horby (University of Oxford), Dr Richard Horton (The Lancet), Professor Devi Sridhar (University of Edinburgh)
Organising department: Nuffield Department of Population Health
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Audience: Public
Editor: Isobel Young