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International Healthy Skepticism conference 2010

There will be international Healthy Skepticism conference in The Netherlands in 2010, probably on 7 and 8 October.
Gostava de adiantar que irá provavelmente haver uma conferência internacional da Healthy Skepticism, na Holanda, dias 7-8 Outubro de 2010.

 

During September HS subscribers will be invited to participate in a survey to inform planning for this exciting event.

 

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Cases of wilful misrepresentation are a rarity in medical advertising. For every advertisement in which nonexistent doctors are called on to testify or deliberately irrelevant references are bunched up in [fine print], you will find a hundred or more whose greatest offenses are unquestioning enthusiasm and the skill to communicate it.

The best defence the physician can muster against this kind of advertising is a healthy skepticism and a willingness, not always apparent in the past, to do his homework. He must cultivate a flair for spotting the logical loophole, the invalid clinical trial, the unreliable or meaningless testimonial, the unneeded improvement and the unlikely claim. Above all, he must develop greater resistance to the lure of the fashionable and the new.
- Pierre R. Garai (advertising executive) 1963