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Update 2010-09-14

European tour

HS Director, Peter R Mansfield and his wife, HS Admin Assistant, Robyn Clothier fly to Europe today. Peter will speak at the following meetings:

Bologna, Italy 24 September
Seminar: L’In-Formazione Sulla Salute
25 September
Workshop with Nograzie group, Informal meeting with medical students
Contact: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Newcastle, UK 2-3 October
PharmAware Meeting
Contact: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Amsterdam, The Netherlands 7-8 October
Conference: Selling Sickness
See: http://gezondescepsisnl.members.digitalus.nl/conference-2010.html

Lisbon, Portugal 9 October
Seminar: Against misleading information
Contact: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Porto, Portugal 11 October
Seminar: Information, education and research from pharmaceutical companies: We can do better!
Contact: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Kazan, Russia, 15-16 October
Conference: Quality information for quality use of medicines
Contact: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) and .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

 

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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