The Wilder Penfield Lecture: How to Share Science and Fight Misinformation

Tuesday, October 4, 2022 16:00to17:00
Montreal Neurological Institute 3801 University street, Jeanne Timmins Amphitheatre, 3801 rue University, Montreal, QC, H3A 2B4, CA

The Wilder Penfield Lecture was inaugurated in 1985 to honour Wilder Penfield, pioneering neurosurgeon and founder of The Neuro.

The 2022 Lecture will be delivered on October 4, 2022 by Laura Helmuth, Editor in Chief of Scientific American. 

To register: LINK

Talk Abstract

The COVID pandemic demonstrated dramatically that science can save lives and that misinformation is literally deadly. Yet we’re exposed to more misinformation, at a faster pace, than at any time in history. Researchers, policy makers, publishers and journalists have been adapting to our new information infrastructure and finding ways to try to amplify knowledge and outcompete nonsense. This lecture will share the current state of science communication, how researchers and clinicians and policymakers can participate in it more effectively, and how everyone can help improve the signal to noise ratio in the world.

To view the livestream: vimeo

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The Neuro (Montreal Neurological Institute-Hospital) is a bilingual academic healthcare institution. We are a McGill research and teaching institute; delivering high-quality patient care, as part of the Neuroscience Mission of the McGill University Health Centre. We are proud to be a Killam Institution, supported by the Killam Trusts.



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