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Seminar with Peter Mansfield: Against misleading information. Lisbon, Portugal, 9 October 2010

Against misleading information. In the struggle for better health!

 

Who is Peter Mansfield?

He’s a Family Physician, Research Fellow of the Discipline of Family Medicine at the University of Adelaide in Australia.
He was the founder and is the Director of the international organisation Healthy Skepticism Inc, which aims to promote health by reducing harm caused by misleading information from pharmaceutical industry. This organization includes many physicians, pharmacists and other health professionals.

What is the Healthy Skepticism Organisation?
What attitudes do professional and lay people have to promotion?
What impact does pharmaceutical promotion have on knowledge and behaviour of health professionals?
What effects on the health of users?
How does work the pharmaceutical industry?
It’s possible to have professional formation and medical research independent of the pharmaceutical industry?
In what sources of information should we trust?
Why do we need an independent drug bulletin in Portugal?
What interventions can be made to counter the promotion of misleading information?

Date: 9 October 2010
Time: 17-20h (coffee-break included)
Place:
South Region Portuguese Medical Association
Av. Almirante Gago Coutinho, 151
1749-084 Lisbon
Portugal

Audience: Physicians, pharmacists, other health professionals and respective College Students

Organizing committee:
Isabel Caixeiro
Manuela Santos
Edgar Ferreira
Luís Filipe Gomes
Tiago Villanueva

Promoting entities:
Healthy Skepticism
South Region Portuguese Medical Association

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What these howls of outrage and hurt amount to is that the medical profession is distressed to find its high opinion of itself not shared by writers of [prescription] drug advertising. It would be a great step forward if doctors stopped bemoaning this attack on their professional maturity and began recognizing how thoroughly justified it is.
- Pierre R. Garai (advertising executive) 1963