The Role of Communication in Pandemic Crisis Management in discussion

On November 17, at 2 pm, in the Engineering Auditorium (Gualtar), Communication experts, press officers, journalists and researchers will meet to kick off the “Pandemic and Communication” Conference. The event will focus on the importance of Strategic Communication, journalists’ professional practices during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the role played by the media in managing the pandemic crisis.

The first session, “Pandemic and Communication – the Advisers’ Perspective”, will bring together communication officers from health authorities, public and private hospitals, laboratories, and professional associations.

The day’s work will be filled with two round tables. The first one is dedicated to pandemic Communication in public institutions and will count with the presence of Diana Mendes, head of the Communication division of the General Health Directorate (DGS), Rui Neves Moreira, press officer of the São João University Hospital Centre (CHUSJ), Nelson Soares, press officer of the Portuguese Private Hospital Association, Romana Borja-Santos, Communications officer of the President of the Portuguese Medical Association, and Tiago Durães, Marketing and Communication manager of Lusíadas Saúde. Felisbela Lopes, researcher at CECS, will be in charge of moderation. Catherine Pereira, Communication advisor of Braga Hospital, will comment the session.

The second round table will start at 15:45. Antonino Leite, Diogo Fernandes, Elisabete Moure, Francisco Vieira, Inês Sousa, Jaime Soares, Joana Monteiro, Mariana Durão, Marisa Neves, Miguel Saraiva, Nuno Passos, Paula Carvalho, Sandra Silva, Susana Vasconcelos and Tiago Ramalho will be the speakers of this table that will be moderated by Rita Araújo, researcher at the CECS. Romana Borja-Santos, communication advisor of the President of the Portuguese Medical Association, will be responsible for the critical reading of the conversation.

The “Pandemic and Communication” Conferences will be extended to 2022, with three more initiatives in different locations.

The event is organised by a group of researchers from CINTESIS/Faculty of Medicine of the University of Porto, CECS/Institute of Social Sciences of the University of Minho, CEIS20/Faculty of Letters of the University of Coimbra and CECC/Faculty of Human Sciences of the Portuguese Catholic University. The Organising Committee includes Felisbela Lopes and Rita Araújo (CECS/University of Minho), Olga Estrela Magalhães (CINTESIS/Faculty of Medicine of the University of Porto), Clara Almeida Santos and Ana Teresa Peixinho (CEIS20/Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the University of Coimbra) and Catarina Duff Burnay (CECC/Faculty of Human Sciences of the Portuguese Catholic University).

Online registration is required.

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[Posted: 02-11-2021]