Quinnipiac University to Host Panel Discussion on ‘Information Overload: Your Health in the Digital Age’

Medical advice is everywhere, from the Web, to social media, to the airwaves.

Quinnipiac University’s School of Communications will welcome three medical experts to discuss, “Information Overload: Your Health in the Digital Age,” on Wednesday, Nov. 12 in the auditorium at the Center for Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences on the North Haven Campus.

Former ABC World News anchor Charles Gibson will moderate the discussion, which will start at 11:30 a.m.

The panel will include: Dr. Timothy Johnson, senior medical contributor for ABC News; Jocelyn Maminta, medical reporter for WTNH-TV; and Stephen Wikel, professor, senior associate dean for scholarship, and chair of the department of medical sciences at the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine at Quinnipiac.

“I hope future journalists and medical professionals will understand how confusing the current ‘medical information’ enterprise can be for average consumers  and think more about how they can help them make good medical and health decisions,” Johnson said.

Maminta said the amount of information that crosses her desk is astonishing.

“Research advancements are evolving so quickly it is difficult to keep up with them,” Maminta added. “While I’m careful with how I package and explain these developments, the public can access the same data with no filter and could easily be overwhelmed.”

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 203-582-8652.

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