The Gold Foundation, in partnership with the AAMC, sponsors the Jordan J. Cohen Humanism in Medicine Lecture at the AAMC Annual Meeting, which features prominent speakers on topics related to humanism and medicine.
Other past lecturers include Dr. George Thibault, immediate Past President of the Macy Foundation; Dr. Don Berwick, President Emeritus and Senior Fellow at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement; Dr. Louisa Aronson, geriatrician and Pulitzer Prize finalist for writing; Anna Quindlen, bestselling novelist and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist; and Dr. Abraham Verghese, Stanford Professor and author of Cutting for Stone.
Session title: “Confronting Misinformation and Mistrust”
Reed Tuckson, MD
Tuckson Health Connections, LLC
Former Gold Foundation Trustee
This session will explore the causes and consequences of the tidal wave of the co-joined challenges of misinformation and mistrust in the institutions of the society at large, and to the health of the American people specifically. Fidelity to the ethics of professionalism and the values of humanism requires not only intent, but also continuous learning in identifying appropriate and effective responses. Finally, a strategy will be presented that is intended to facilitate an interdisciplinary, large scale, multi-health sector response to these challenges in service to advancing the ability of the American people to make evidence-based, personally appropriate health choices for themselves, their families and the communities in which they live.
Don’t miss the other Gold Foundation sessions at AAMC: Vilcek-Gold Lecture: “Combining Science, Cultural Intelligence and Diplomacy to Achieve Global Health Equity” and GHHS Panel at the AAMC: “Partnering with Community to Build Trust and Create Healthier Neighborhoods.”