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Why won’t they listen?! Using motivational communication strategies to promote vaccine acceptance in the era of COVID-19

Presenter: Kim Lavoie, Ph.D., FCPA, FABMR, University of Quebec at Montreal (UQAM)

December 17, 2020 webinar: Recording

At the end of the session, participants will be able to:

  1. Summarize current influenza and COVID-19 vaccine attitudes and intentions among Canadians
  2. Describe the importance of communication skills to address vaccine hesitancy
  3. Identify some basic motivational communication skills that can be used to promote vaccine acceptance among respiratory disease patients

Dr. Lavoie is Full Professor and holds a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Behavioral Medicine in the Dept. of Psychology, at the University of Quebec at Montreal (UQAM), Former Director of the Chronic Disease Research Division at Hôpital du Sacre-Coeur de Montreal, and Co-Director of the Montreal Behavioral Medicine Centre. She holds a number of national and international leadership positions including Co-Lead of the International Behavioral Trials Network and Chair of the Canadian Network for Health Behavior Change. Dr. Lavoie is internationally recognized for her research on chronic disease prevention and the impact of behavioral interventions, such as motivational communication, on health behaviors and chronic disease outcomes.

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