Communicating Hope: the 2021 CSL Conference

Registration is open for the 2021 Community Service Learning (CSL) conference at UT Health San Antonio. This year’s theme is “Communicating Hope: Delivering Essential Information in a Public Health Crisis.” Speakers, community partners, and students will share best practices and lessons learned from navigating the complex landscape of public health discourse.

You won’t want to miss hearing from opening keynote speaker Dr. Ali S. Khan, a Retired Assistant Surgeon General. Dr. Khan has led the CDC’s Epidemic Intelligence Service responses to many national and international public health emergencies, including hantavirus pulmonary syndrome, Ebola hemorrhagic fever, monkeypox, avian influenza, Rift Valley fever, severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), the Asian Tsunami, and the initial public health response to Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans.

The closing keynote speaker is the amazing Dr. Lisa Fitzpatrick, an infectious disease specialist and epidemiologist who has devoted the current epoch of her career to demystifying health information for the general public. Dr. Fitzpatrick is a member of the Institute of Medicine/National Academy of science Roundtable on Health Literacy, and has served as a diplomat abroad. Her talk is entitled “Rebuilding Trust Through Health Communication.”

Free ethics CME is available to health providers.

The conference is February 5th and 6th. Register here.

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