GET YOUR FACTS RIGHT
Ever used the words “studies show” to back up your arguments, without really understanding what the research actually reveals? This can be a minefield, especially if you have an arts/humanities background, and has important implications – from the misreporting of an MMR/autism link, to hysteria over the possible risk of breast implants or wondering if echinacea really prevents colds.
Hosted by L’Oreal at their London headquarters on January 19th, our panel of experts will include Katriona Methven, Director of Scientific and Regulatory Affairs at L’Oreal and Fiona Fox, Director of the Science Media Centre, Cherrill Hicks, Health Features Editor of the Daily Telegraph and will be chaired by Anjana Ahuja, award winning science and health commentator and former Times science correspondent. More panelists tba.
We will be discussing how to spot dodgy press releases and “good” from “bad” research, tips for getting your facts right, where to go for help, as well as how doctors and scientists can better understand the needs of journalists, followed by networking drinks.
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