IFLA Heath and Biosciences Section satellite meeting

Venue: Dr Steevens’ Hospital, Dublin 8, Friday morning, 29 July 2022.

The IFLA Health and Biosciences Libraries Section in collaboration with the Evidence for Global and Disaster Health Special Interest Group and the Health Sciences Libraries Group of the Library Association of Ireland are co-sponsoring a satellite meeting in conjunction with the IFLA Annual Congress. The theme of the meeting is “Exploring How Open Science and Open Access Influence the Spread of Health Misinformation and Disinformation and How Librarians Can Help”.

This half-day seminar will explore the strengths of the Open Movement– e.g. potential to widely share health data and information; and its vulnerabilities– e.g. proneness to misinformation, fraud, and politicization. The seminar will also highlight how librarians and information professionals have overcome issues with open access in low-resourced areas, such as the issue of preprint quality, energy/Internet insecurity, and/or publishing in open access journals.

Call for papers (by 29 April 2022) –

More details about attendance and registration will be available shortly. Queries should be directed to planners Bethany McGowan or Niamh Lucey at

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