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In an age of fake news, who can we trust for medical information?

In an age of fake news, who can we trust for medical information?

Mon 30 November 2020 19:00-20:30

Online Event

Edinburgh Medical School and Edinburgh Medical Students Council invite you to join the annual Edinburgh Medical Debate.

The 2020 topic for discussion is ‘Trust me I’m a…‘In an age of fake news, who can we trust for medical information?’

This year's panel will include representatives from medicine, politics, media, social science and research. They have been invited to stimulate discussions around the topic of public trust in healthcare professionals, scientists and politicians in the context of the current pandemic.

Speakers:

Dr Gwenetta Curry, Lecturer of Race, Ethnicity, and Health, University of Edinburgh

Dr Punam Krishan, Glasgow based GP and Senior Clinical Lecturer, University of Glasgow

Professor Jamie Davies, Chair of Experimental Anatomy, University of Edinburgh

Helen McArdle, journalist and health correspondent for The Herald.

Adam Mallis, Edinburgh medical student

Everyone is welcome to join this important discussion which will be held on Zoom. Book your free tickets: https://edmeddeb2020.eventbrite.co.uk