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The theme of the 2021 annual CHASM conference was “The COVID-19 Pandemic: Media, Misinformation, and Science Communication.” The COVID-19 pandemic has made it abundantly clear how misinformation on the internet can have dire public health consequences and the important role scientists have in communicating to the public. At this two-day conference we discussed how scientists, clinicians, public health professionals, and patients can work together to counteract the infodemic.
Nationally renowned keynote speakers and panelists shared their work examining online COVID-19 patient communities, vaccine hesitancy and acceptance, health inequities and global health communication. Keynote Speakers: Natalie Lambert, PhD, Indiana University; Alison Buttenheim, PhD, MBA, University of Pennsylvania; Wizdom Powell, PhD, UConn Health; Scott Ratzan, MD, MPA, City University of New York. Panelists: Monica Wang, ScD, MS, Boston University; Jessica Gold, MD, MS, Washington University in St. Louis; Eleanor Murray, ScD, Boston University; Eugenia South, MD, MSHP, University of Pennsylvania; Natalie Shook, PhD, University of Connecticut; Jasmin Tiro, PhD, University of Texas
Additionally, we featured 6 oral paper presentations and 34 video posters. Attendees viewed these 2-minute video posters at their leisure and participated in informal breakout discussions with the poster authors over zoom. We selected a number of video poster authors and attendees to receive awards. The awards came with 500 JMIR Karma credits or an invitation to publish.
JMIR Infodemiology Editor's Pick
Zoya Adeel, McMaster University, Press Before Peer Review: Tracking Media Coverage of COVID-19 Science
Christie Idiong, University of Connecticut, A Qualitative Analysis of the Disinformation Dozen on Twitter and Prevalent Themes Surrounding COVID-19 and Vaccine-Related Disinformation
Best Student Video
Samuel Mendez, Harvard University, Lessons Learned from Rapid COVID-19 Health Communication with Community Health Centers in Massachusetts
Molly Waring, University of Connecticut, Factors Associated with COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy among Mothers of Children 0-12 Years Old
Arcana Krishnan, University of Albany (SUNY), Documenting Disparities in Technology Access, Information-Seeking and Vaccine Hesitancy during the COVID-19 Pandemic in New York's Capital Region
Most Viewed Video
Mayank Sakhuja, University of South Carolina, Communicating online with patients during a pandemic: An analysis of Covid-19 information on outpatient clinic websites
Most Engaged Conference Attendee
Anne Oeldorf-Hirsch, University of Connecticut