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Communicating Responsibly in Times of Crisis: COVID-19 and Beyond

October 1, 2020 / 1:00 pm (EDT) 2:00 pm (EDT)

This webinar will be presented by Lee Ahern, Ph.D., and Patrick Plaisance, Ph.D. They’ll share their thoughts on effectively communicating health-related information as well as additional ethical concerns you should consider when communicating during a crisis.

Register for the webinar to learn about:

  • Ethically communicating complex scientific information

  • Addressing competing voices across the news and social media

  • Co-producing compelling content with non-communicators

  • Understanding the ramifications of influencing health behaviors

There will be plenty of time during the webinar to ask your own questions, too. So, make plans to join us! 

Lee Ahern

Dr. Lee Ahern has over 20 years of industry experience in marketing and communications leadership positions, including communications capacities on Wall Street for over a decade, prior to joining Penn State faculty in 2008 to focus on studying science communication.

Patrick Plaisance

Dr. Patrick Plaisance has nearly 15 years of journalism experience and served 15 years teaching at Colorado State University prior to joining Penn State faculty in 2017 to continue his focus on media ethics.

Register for the event


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