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

Speaking Session

Battling Information Chaos In A Public Health Crisis