Annual Health Law Symposium

RSVP to attend the Annual Health Law Symposium event presented by the Center for Health and Pharmaceutical Law

Health Misinformation, Social Media, and the Medical Profession

Presented by Seton Hall Law Center for Health & Pharmaceutical Law

Tuesday, January 31, 2023 ¦ 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. EST.

In-Person (location TBA) | Register now

5 NJ General CLE Credits and 4.5 PA Substantive CLE Credits

The World Health Organization has described the proliferation of false or misleading health-related information as an “infodemic,” with potential devastating implications for public health and social stability. This symposium will bring together experts in the fields of law, medicine, and public health to explore the rise of health misinformation and to consider potential solutions. Topics covered include misinformation related to vaccines, abortion, cancer, and COVID-19; the role of social media and potential regulatory solutions; and the impact of misinformation on the physician-patient relationship.

Available on Jan. 30, 2023

AGENDA Tuesday, January 31, 2023

9:00 a.m.



Welcome and Introductions


Panel 1: The Rise of Health Misinformation

Anti-Vaccine Misinformation: Growth and Explosion

Dorit Reiss

Dorit Reiss
Professor of Law, James Edgar Hervey Chair of Litigation, University of California, Hastings College of the Law

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Misinformation and Abortion Access after Dobbs

Rachel Rebouché

Rachel Rebouché
Dean and James E. Beasley Professor of Law, Temple University Beasley School of Law

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Cancer-Related Misinformation: Evidence, Best Practices, and Research Gaps

Wen-Ying Sylvia Chou, PhD, MPH

Wen-Ying Sylvia Chou, PhD, MPH
Program Director, Behavioral Research Program, National Cancer Institute (NCI)

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Governmental Actions to Address COVID-19 Misinformation

Jennifer L. Pomeranz, JD, MPH

Jennifer L. Pomeranz, JD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Public Health Policy & Management, New York University School of Global Public Health

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Panel 2: Health Misinformation and Social Media

Vaccine Misinformation and Disinformation: Exploring Modes of Regulation in the Digital Age

Ana Santos Rutschman

Ana Santos Rutschman
Professor of Law, Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law

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Misinformation & Social Media: Let's Prebunk, Debunk, and Regulate!

Timothy Caulfield, LLM, FRSC, FCAHS

Timothy Caulfield, LLM, FRSC, FCAHS
Canada Research Chair in Health Law and Policy, Professor in the Faculty of Law & School of Public Health, University of Alberta

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Is Government Regulation a Cure for Health Misinformation on Social Media?

Scott Wilkens

Scott Wilkens
Senior Counsel, Knight First Amendment Institute, Columbia University 

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1:00 p.m.



Panel 3: Health Misinformation and the Medical Profession

Pseudo-Professional Advice

Claudia Haupt

Claudia Haupt
Associate Professor of Law and Political Science, Northeastern University School of Law 

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Training and Supporting Clinicians and Trainees to Address Health Misinformation

Vineet Arora,MD, MAPP

Vineet Arora, MD, MAPP
Dean for Medical Education, Herbert T. Abelson Professor of Medicine, The University of Chicago Medicine, Pritzker School of Medicine   

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Health Misinformation and the Impact on Medical Regulation

Katie L. Templeton, JD

Katie L. Templeton, JD
Board of Directors, Federation of State Medical Boards of the United States (FSMB) 

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Medical Misinformation's Impact on Communities of Color

Garfield Clunie, MD

Garfield Clunie, MD
Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, NYU Grossman School of Medicine & President, National Medical Association   

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4:00 p.m.

Closing Remarks

If you have any questions or need to make changes to your registration, please contact Brett Canaval at 973-642-8382 or [email protected].