I’m headed to Amsterdam for this international conference this week. Details are available at: http://www.gezondescepsis.nl/conference-2010.html. Those who use Twitter can follow the conference tweets using the hashtag #ssadam.
The first talk will be given by Australian journalist Ray Moynihan, “Where science meets marketing.” He’ll also speak at a one-day workshop on disease-mongering on October 16 in Vancouver, BC, along with Alan Cassels and Barbara Mintzes. Moynihan’s work has inspired me, helping me think about disease-mongering in new ways. He helped inspired the Media Doctor Australia website, the forerunner for our HealthNewsReview.org project, and for the Media Doctor Canada site site, run by Cassels.
His new book, “Sex, Lies, and Pharmaceuticals,” is now available. A YouTube video (below) is available, with Moynihan discussing the disease-mongering of female sexual dysfunction at a recent book-signing event in Sydney, Australia.