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GET YOUR FACTS RIGHT

When : Monday January 19, 2015
 
Where:  L’Oréal (UK) Ltd 255 Hammersmith Road London W6 8AZ
 
Time : 6.30 for 7.15 panel start. Ends at 9pm
 
Member & associates £10/ Non members £15. Students £5

 To Book : http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/get-your-facts-right-tickets-14750510173

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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EVENTS SUPPORTED BY WIJ:

 

In there autumn 2014, due to popular demand, the London Press Club revived the tradition of an informal monthly drinks evening, hosted at the Frontline Club (13 Norfolk Place, W2 1QJ) and supported by Gorkana. An immediate success with large turnouts ranging from journalistic veterans to those just starting out, the drinks take place on the first Tuesday of every month and are open to all, with the Press Club reaching out to affiliated organisations like Women in Journalism. The first drinks of 2015 take place on January 6 from 6.30pm so come along and brighten up a January evening.
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