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BSI webinar: COVID-19 vaccine conversations: effective ways of engaging with the public

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We're pleased to hold our next British Society for Immunology ‘Connecting on Coronavirus: the expert hub' webinar “COVID-19 vaccine conversations: effective ways of engaging with the public” on Friday 18 December 2020 from 12:00-12:45 GMT. This session will be presented by Professor Sheena Cruickshank and Dr Matt Morgan.

With COVID-19 vaccine rollout now underway, there has never been a more important time for researchers to engage with the public around vaccination by listening and addressing common questions and concerns. BSI members and the wider research community are ideally placed to be expert sources of knowledge in these dialogues. Getting started in these conversations can seem daunting but this webinar will give you the tools you need to approach them in a constructive way and generate productive interactions. We can all be positive role models for vaccination within our family and friendship networks and wider communities – great engagement starts at home!

This webinar is aimed at BSI members and other researchers who wish to increase their skills and confidence to be positive ambassadors for COVID-19 vaccination. Our speakers will discuss their experiences of engaging with the public and will answer your questions on how to listen to and address people’s concerns on vaccines, deal with uncertainty and have constructive conversations about vaccination.

Ahead of this session, we interviewed one of our speakers, Dr Matt Morgan, on his thoughts around why it is so important for us all to contribute to the public dialogue on vaccination. Read the interview here.


Speakers:

Professor Sheena Cruickshank, Professor of Public Engagement and Biomedical Sciences at the University of Manchester

Dr Matt Morgan, Consultant in Intensive Care Medicine, University Hospital of Wales

Chair:

Dr Doug Brown, Chief Executive, British Society for Immunology


Registration is free for all for this webinar. Book your place here.

Please note, the content of this webinar is aimed at a researcher audience on how to use their expertise to effectively engage in conversations on vaccination.