December 9, 2020
We are in the midst of the worst public health crisis in a century. Scientists, doctors, epidemiologists and hospital staff are working at an extraordinary pace to understand the coronavirus – and they are getting better at managing the disease and saving lives. However, initially, doctors were trying a number of approaches, sometimes within structured clinical trials, other times on the fly in an emergency room or intensive care unit. The result: wrong information gets published and disseminated, and accurate information sometimes gets buried. We all want to know the promising findings and need the experts to share this, but there is a lot of chaos in between. What is the role of government – and what is the role of academic medicine – in verifying and then disseminating information that can help save lives during a public health crisis?
Join POLITICO on Wednesday, December 9 at 9 AM ET for a virtual deep-dive conversation on strategies for improving the flow of accurate and timely findings from scientists, doctors and epidemiologists during a public health crisis. The virtual program will feature an executive conversation between POLITICO CEO Patrick Steel and Surescripts CEO Tom Skelton.
Battling Information Chaos In A Public Health Crisis
- Tom Skelton CEO, Surescripts
- Patrick Steel CEO, POLITICO
- Helen Burstin, MD, MPH, MACP CEO, Council of Medical Specialty Societies (CMSS)
- Natasha Mubeen Chida, Md, Msph, Assistant Director, Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program, and Assistant Professor of Medicine, Johns Hopkins Medicine
- Moderated by: Joanne Kenen, Executive Editor, Health Care, POLITICO