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ECDC Workshop on Risk Communication


13-14th September, 2022

As part of the EU Initiative on Health Security, Dr Elena Savoia, Deputy Director of the Emergency Preparedness Research Evaluation & Practice Program at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and founding member of the IRIS Academic Research Group, will be leading sessions on how public health agencies can improve their communication capacities.

Particular focus will be given to:

  • How agencies can integrate data from social media and population surveys to characterise the information environment;
  • Use of this knowledge to provide more targeted responses to meet better the information needs of the population;
  • Enable and encourage greater transparency in communication to help build trust and resilience in times of crisis.



17 Symposium ALIMS 2022

21-22 October 2022
Belgrade, Serbia
Two of IRIS Academic’s founding partners, Prof Fabiana Zollo (Ca’ Foscari) and Dr Rachael Piltch-Loeb (Harvard), will be giving a lecture about their collaborative work on disinformation in health and vaccination at the 17th Symposium ALIMS 2022, Serbia.

Internet Festival 2022 #IF2022

6-9 October, 2022
Pisa, Italy (in person only)

Prof Walter Quattrociocchi will take part in what promises to be a lively panel discussion “Infodemic – The virus of disinformation” at Italy’s largest annual event dedicated to the exploration of the Internet and digital innovation.

Rumours, myths & misinformation

23 September, 2022
Singapore @ National University of Singapore (recording now available)

Prof Heidi Larson will present as the guest speaker to discuss how misinformation, myths and rumours proliferate and linger within society.