The summary of the project findings from Patients Participate! will be launched at a Talk Science event at the British Library on 18th October 2011. Talk Science is a series of debates about topical issues in scientific research. The discussion will be led by guest speaker Tracey Brown, from Sense about Science. The event starts at 18.20 and is free to attend, but please do book by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Health in the Headlines: Making Sense of the Science?
A discussion with Tracey Brown
Location: British Library, 96 Euston Road, London NW12DB
Date: 18 October 2011, 18.20 – 20.30 (Doors open at 18.00)
Free (Booking required by email email@example.com, Refreshments included and cash bar available)
Please note this event is now SOLD OUT. A waiting list is available.
Tracey Brown is the Director of the charitable trust Sense about Science which equips people to make sense of science and evidence on issues that matter to society. It promotes the principle of independent peer review and scientific enquiry free from stigma, intimidation and political pressure.
We’re bombarded by health news, advice columns, medical websites and health products. But whose responsibility is it to ensure the public have access to the evidence – or lack of it – behind them?
Does increasing free access to medical information online lead to a better informed public?
What information sources should we trust amongst this ever expanding coverage of the latest health research and why?
And how can researchers, patients, charities and others help to promote good evidence and tackle misleading claims?
The Patients Participate! project is funded by the JISC eContent Programme 2011 http://www.jisc.ac.uk/whatwedo/programmes/digitisation/econtent11.aspx