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Trust in science in the post-fact era

EUFIC 2017 Annual Conference

Come join us for the 3rd edition of EUFIC’s annual conference ‘Trust in science in a post-fact era’ where you will hear informative talks and debate with knowledgeable presenters who will bring different perspectives to the conference. The list of confirmed speakers is now available and includes:

  • Anthony Warner, Blogger 'The Angry Chef'
  • Alexander Gerber, Professor of Science Communication, University of Rhine-Waal
  • Fiona Lethbridge, Senior Press Officer, Science Media Centre
  • Bart Penders, Ass. Professor of Collaboration, Credibility and Integrity in Science,  Maastricht University
  • Bülent Çaplı, Professor Of Communication, Bilkent University


9:30 10:00        Registration & coffee

10:00 – 10:15     Opening speech 

Laura Fernandez, Director General, EUFIC
Clare Leonard, Moderator

10:15 – 10:55     How has post-facts and fake news shaped science and science journalism?

Fiona Lethbridge, Senior Press Officer, Science Media Centre, London

–     Using trust research for building trust in research: stakeholder management in communicating food science and innovation 

Alexander Gerber, Professor of Science Communication, University of Rhine-Waal 

11:35 – 12:15  Why we fall for nutritional fake news

Anthony Warner, The Angry Chef, former scientist and chef

12:15 – 13:30     Lunch

13:30 – 14:10     Why dismissing nutrition science is perfectly rational 

Bart Penders, of Collaboration, Credibility and Integrity in Science,  Maastricht University

14:10 – 15:10     Discussion Café

15:10 – 15:50     Sourcing practices of health news in the media 

Bülent Çaplı, Professor of Communication, Bilkent University

15:50 – 16:10     Wrap-up of the day 

Clare Leonard, Moderator

16:15 – 18:00     Networking cocktail


3 Oct 2017 @ 09:00 am

3 Oct 2017 @ 06:00 pm

Duration: 9 hours


Hotel Sofitel Brussels Europe

1 Place Jourdan

1040 Brussels


Organised by

European Food Information Council, EUFIC


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