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Radical Statistics group British Library
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                Welcome

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

Video production by Unity9115.
Filmed by - G.Pheasant (www.geoffreypheasant.com)


Please fill out and return the booking form.

£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.

Queries to admin@radstats.org.uk.

Please post and circulate an A4 flyer to friends and colleagues!

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)


    10:00 for 10:15 AGM

    11:15 Coffee break

    11:30 Workshop on future Radstats activities

    12:20 Walk arrangements

    12:30 Close

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 ours.
  • 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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Some suggestions of hostels, hotels & b&bs have been provided by the organisers.

Radical Statistics recent conference history.

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