2012 Annual Conference & AGM
Mis-measurement of health and wealth
Friday 24 February, 2012
British Library Conference Centre
96 Euston Rd, London NW1 2DB
Presentations and video clips below.
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9:00 am Registration
9:20 – 11:00 Methods in measuring health
Statistical approaches to measuring well-being since the 17th century
Roy Carr-Hill, Centre for Health Economics, University of York
Researching causes of schizophrenia’s causes: Methodological madness
Val Saunders, Independent researcher
11:00 Coffee break
11:30 – 1:00 Scientific Deception in Medicine: Is it science? Data, regulators and the official response
How to smell a rat: Examples of scientific and regulatory failure
Dr Aubrey Blumsohn, Sheffield
Hiding the bodies
David Healy, Professor of Psychiatry, Hergest Unit, Bangor, Wales
Q&A: Scientific Deception in Medicine
1:00 pm Lunch
2:00 – 5:20 Deception in financial figures
2:00 Pinstripe mafia: How accountancy firms destroy societies
Prem Sikka, Professor of Accounting, Essex University
Q&A: Prem Sikka
Delusional economics and the economic consequences of Mr Osborne
Ann Pettifor, New Economics Foundation
Q&A: Ann Pettifor
3:30 Coffee break
4:00 Economic sorcery and competition in health care
See Authors' reply to Cooper Z, In defence of our research on competition in England's NHS, The Lancet 2011;378(9809):2065–2066.
Allyson Pollock, Professor of Public Health Research and Policy, Queen Mary, University of London
Credit card maxed out? How UK debt statistics have been misrepresented
Howard Reed, Director, Landman Economics
5:20 Announcements & close
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£25 members / £35 non-members / £40 non-members including
introductory one-year membership.
Deduct £10 from each
for students or low income (self-defined). A lunch is included in registration.
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Annual General Meeting and workshop
Saturday 25 February, 2012
St Pancras Church Hall - 1st floor
Lancing Street, London NW1 2BA
(opposite East exit from Euston station)
More than just a conference & AGM! Join us for social events:
- - CHANGE OF VENUE - Thursday night social (from
7.30 pm) at Mabel's Tavern,
2 Mabledon Place WC1H 9AZ
for food, drinks & a quiz night - bring a multiple choice question, or answer
- Friday evening meal (6:30 pm) at Casa Mamma, 339 Gray’s Inn Road, WC1X 8PX.
- Saturday walk (1:30 - 3:30) Further details will be available on the day, depending on weather & interests.
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