External Event - Paul Offit: The Sense and Nonsense of Alternative Medicine

This is an external event, which we think you will enjoy, organised by our friends at Soho Skeptics.

Tickets – http://sohojune.event...

Paul A.Offit, M.D., is Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases and Director of the Vaccine Education Center at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, as well as the Maurice R. Hilleman Professor of Vaccinology and Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He is also co-inventor of of a rotavirus vaccine and a Founding Board Member of the Autism Science Foundation (ASF).

He is one of the main figures defending vaccination against accusations that it causes autism. Paul will be talking about some of the themes in his new book Killing us softly: the sense and nonsense of alternative medicine. As he reveals, alternative medicine is an unregulated industry under no legal obligation to prove its claims or admit its risks – can actually be harmful to our health.

Dr Offit separates the sense from the nonsense, showing why any therapy – alternative or traditional – should be scrutinised. As he writes, “There’s no such thing as alternative medicine. There’s only medicine that works and medicine that doesn’t.”

You’ll be able to get a ticket from May 30th. There will be two types of tickets:

£5 normal entry fee

£16.25 which guarantees you a copy of the book plus entry.

You don’t need to print your ticket, just give your name on the door.

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  • Andie D.

    I would like to attend this. Working as a pharmacist in a hospital I come across so much mumbo jumbo pseudo science that endangers people lives but never reported.

    1 · June 22, 2013

    • Andie D.

      Yes psychiatry can be sometimes dodgy when it comes to prescribing. Sometimes better give some homeopathy and spend time being empathetic than pharmaceutically altering the brain chemistry in ways we don't quite understand yet.

      June 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I too was refused entry (but respectfully, by a young woman) & put it down to me not reading the full description, thus not getting the ticket from Skeptics. The opening words 'External Event' seems enough indication that another link is required, however if the RSVP YES button also take you to the required link that would be fab; though asking too much?
    Meeting was way too overpopulated anyway & i wouldn't have have enjoyed straining to get bit of info etc.

    June 28, 2013

  • stells d.

    Interesting talk, thank you.

    June 27, 2013

  • Jim

    Unfortunately, latecomers standing in the central aisle completely obscured the speaker and the screen for some of us sitting halfway back.

    June 27, 2013

  • Jonathan

    Looks interesting. I look forward to taking some alternative medicine... I mean alcohol!

    June 26, 2013

  • Helen

    Wish I could be there sadly have a prior arrangement.

    June 26, 2013

  • James

    Got my ticket!

    June 24, 2013

  • Jim

    Have already registered and paid on Soho Skeptics site.

    June 12, 2013

  • James

    I heard about this on the Pod Delusion. Def gonna try and make it. Do we need to buy a ticket in advance?

    June 11, 2013

    • Helen

      Hi, yes James see details above.

      June 11, 2013

    • James

      What I meant to say was, is there a danger that this event will sell out? Or can I get tickets kinda like the day before?

      June 11, 2013

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