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17 Oct
Celebrities, Science, and Pseudoscience: Tackling Misinformation in the Era of Health Noise
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Lectures, Symposia, Etc.

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Staff, Alumni, Faculty, Graduate Students, Postdocs

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Center for Bioethics and Health Law
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Celebrities, Science, and Pseudoscience: Tackling Misinformation in the Era of Health Noise

Timothy Caulfield, LLB, LLM
Canada Research Chair in Health Law and Policy
Professor in the Faculty of Law and the School of Public Health
Research Director of the Health Law Institute
University of Alberta

Abstract: Popular culture is filled with health myths, pseudoscientific noise and dangerous conspiracy theories. This is having a measurable impact on public health and critical thinking. In this provocative presentation, Caulfield will debunk some of the most pernicious falsehoods and explore the cultural forces driving the rise and spread of health misinformation. Caulfield will also consider what the available evidence says about how to cut through this noise and promote science-informed advice.

 

Sponsored by the Human Research Protection Office

Thursday, October 17 at 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.

Cathedral of Learning, G24
Fifth Ave at Bigelow, Pittsburgh, 15213