Join us for an enlightening café session as we explore the crucial role of fostering, funding and supporting scientific research and addressing misinformation and mistrust in science. 

A recent publication (Sesin et al. 2023) in the journal Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, detailed our view that the scientific research on chemicals, climate change and the SARS-Cov-2 virus (the COVID-19 disease) have a common link – the research was an important foundation for understanding the harm they posed to environmental and public health, as well as being the target of misinformation and disinformation. In this café, we plan to highlight the common link and actions that scientists might need to take to see that their research is not misused. The café will also take from sessions held at previous SETAC meetings where misinformation and mistrust of science have been a focal topic.

The café will feature three presentations, drawing directly on the published manuscript, as well as any new, similar information made public since the manuscript was completed.

  1. A Historical perspective on research and findings of environmental toxicologists and chemists on legacy and recently developed chemicals, and the rise of misinformation  |  Dr. Pat Guiney
  2. From Heliocentrism to Climate Change and COVID-19 – the rise and use of misinformation/disinformation about science and scientists  |  Dr. Larry Kapustka
  3. Suggestions for Addressing Misinformation / Disinformation in a Holistic Manner: The One Health Concept, et al  |  Dr. Mary Ann Ottinger

Afterwards, the floor is open for the public to discuss and engage in a question-and-answer session.

Don't miss your chance to be part of this vital conversation! Join us on Tuesday, 24 September 2024, at 10:30 AM US Eastern Daylight Time, and connect with fellow scientists, delve deeper into this timely discussion and discover actionable strategies to safeguard the integrity of scientific inquiry.