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Annual General Meeting 3 November 2009

The 2009 Healthy Skepticism Annual General Meeting will be held at 6:30 pm Adelaide time on 3 November 2009 in the Department of Psychological Medicine, Womens and Childrens Hospital, North Adelaide, South Australia. This is a postponement of 2 weeks from the previously announced date.

 

If you plan to attend please let .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) know for catering purposes.

If you can’t attend in person and If you are a 2009 Paid or Honorary Member you can allocate a proxy vote to some one who is attending by sending them an email saying so, so that they can print it out and bring it to the meeting.  So far attendees include:
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According to our records your membership status is: Management Group
and your payment status is: Former

If you are planning to attend and would like to collect proxy votes please let Peter know so that all members can be informed.

Agenda:

i) confirmation of the minutes of the previous Annual General Meeting

ii) consideration of the accounts and reports of the Management Group and the auditor’s report

iii) election of Management Group members

There are 3 vacancies. So far 3 members have nominated for election:

Vance Berger
Mathematical Statistician
Biometry Research Group, National Cancer Institute
Bethesda, MD, USA

Juan Gérvas
Rural general practitioner, Canencia de la Sierra, Garganta de los Montes and El Cuadrón (Madrid), Spain.
Visiting Professor, Primary Care, International Department, National School of Public Health (Madrid), Spain.
Honorary Professor, Public Health, School of Medicine, Autonomous University (Madrid), Spain.

Nicolas Rasmussen
Associate Professor
School of History and Philosophy
University of NSW, Australia

If there are not more nominations then those 3 members will join the management group without an election being required.

iv) appointment of auditors
v) any other business

We are not having a speaker this year. This will allow more time for member’s questions.

 

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Far too large a section of the treatment of disease is to-day controlled by the big manufacturing pharmacists, who have enslaved us in a plausible pseudo-science...
The blind faith which some men have in medicines illustrates too often the greatest of all human capacities - the capacity for self deception...
Some one will say, Is this all your science has to tell us? Is this the outcome of decades of good clinical work, of patient study of the disease, of anxious trial in such good faith of so many drugs? Give us back the childlike trust of the fathers in antimony and in the lancet rather than this cold nihilism. Not at all! Let us accept the truth, however unpleasant it may be, and with the death rate staring us in the face, let us not be deceived with vain fancies...
we need a stern, iconoclastic spirit which leads, not to nihilism, but to an active skepticism - not the passive skepticism, born of despair, but the active skepticism born of a knowledge that recognizes its limitations and knows full well that only in this attitude of mind can true progress be made.
- William Osler 1909