HKSTP Thought-leadership Series: Using Artificial Intelligence to Control the Growing Epidemic of Vaccine Hesitancy and Refusal

Date & Time

Date: 2021-01-14
Time: 5:00 – 6:30 PM (HKT)

Venue

Online via ZOOM

Enquiry

mandy.chan@hkstp.org
+852 2629 0120

Abstract

Vaccine hesitancy, one of the top ten threats to global health listed by the World Health Organization in 2019, refers to the reluctance or refusal to vaccinate despite the effectiveness and availability of vaccines. The growing global epidemic of vaccine hesitancy threatens to reverse the worldwide progress made over the past few decades in tackling vaccine-preventable diseases. In this webinar, the leading scholars will share their strategies in using the latest AI-based technologies to mitigate the growing epidemic of vaccine hesitancy.

 

Talks:

  • Topic: The Growing Epidemic of Vaccine Hesitancy
    Speaker: Professor Heidi J. Larson
    Professor of Anthropology, Risk and Decision Science, The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
    Principal Investigator, Laboratory of Data Discovery for Health
  • Topic: Using AI to monitor and mitigate vaccine misinformation
    Speaker: Professor Joseph T.K. Wu
    Professor, Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, The University of Hong Kong
    Lead Scientist, Laboratory of Data Discovery for Health 

 

Panel discussion: 

  • Topic: Using Artificial Intelligence to Control the Growing Epidemic of Vaccine Hesitancy and Refusal
    Moderator: Professor Gabriel M. Leung
    Dean of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong
    Chief Scientific Officer, Laboratory of Data Discovery for Health
    Panelists: Professor Heidi J. Larson and Professor Joseph T.K. Wu

 

Language

English

Organisers

Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP), HKU Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine (HKUMed) and Laboratory of Data Discovery for Health (D4H)


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