Due to COVID-19, WMLA again will hold a virtual conference in 2022.

2022 Virtual Conference

Wednesday, July 20th

1:00-4:15pm PST

The conference is free, but registration is required. Click here to register.

Conference Schedule

1:00 Welcome & Board Introductions

1:05 Attendee Intros & What’s New (share if you want, 1 min MAX/person) 

1:30 How Health Misinformation Spreads and Why We Believe It

     Guest speakers: Madeline Jalbert, Ph.D. & Rachel Moran, Ph.D.

     Center for an Informed Public, University of Washington

This talk will explore why health misinformation spreads online. Drawing from academic research across a wide variety of disciplines—from social psychology to journalism to information science—we will explore what makes health misinformation so compelling, how social media platforms undermine our ability to spot falsehoods, and why we are all vulnerable to believing and sharing misinformation. We will end with a discussion of what we can do to improve the quality of information sharing and help restore trust in authoritative information sources.

2:30 BREAK

2:45 WMLA Board meeting

2:55 Network of the National Library of Medicine Region 5 Update
   Cathy Burroughs, Executive Director

3:05 HEAL-WA Update
   Patricia Devine, Director

3:15 Lightning Talks (5 min./each with 10 min. Q&A at end)

Creating Flexible Programming and Community Partnerships During a Pandemic
   Candise Branum, Gonzaga University

Introduction to Implementation Science
   Frances Chu, Providence Health & System

Academia in Flux: How One Librarian Met Students Where They’re At
   Caitlin Maloy, University of Washington Health Sciences Library

Supporting Clinicians and Patients through the Increase of Telemedicine 

During and Post Pandemic
   Patricia Devine, University of Washington HEALWA

3:45 Wrap Up & Adjourn

3:50 Happy Hour

4:15 Conference End