Lack of scientific freedom: causes, consequences and cures
Leads: Peter C Gøtzsche and Carl Heneghan
Monday, 24 October 2022 to Tuesday, 25 October 2022
The decline in scientific freedom has been particularly visible during the COVID-19 pandemic. Join our conference, Lack of scientific freedom: causes, consequences and cures, Copenhagen 24 - 25 October 2022.
The overall theme is the recent decline in scientific freedom, which has been particularly visible during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Abstracts are being accepted on all aspects of scientific freedom in healthcare research. Download example.
Please submit abstracts here.
The deadline for submissions is June 13th 2022.
Abstracts will be reviewed and notifications of decisions sent by June 30th 2022.
What does the current system look like? Is it evidence-based medicine?
Carl Heneghan, Director, Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine, Oxford, UK
RIAT: Restoring invisible and abandoned trials and working with clinical study reports
Tom Jefferson, Senior Associate Tutor, University of Oxford
Scientific censorship and pervasive corruption in psychiatry
Robert Whitaker, Science Journalist, Boston, USA
Exposing the statin controversy
Maryanne Demasi, PhD and journalist, Sydney, Australia
Silencing whistleblowers and refusing to retract fraudulent papers
Peter Wilmshurst, Cardiologist, Stoke-on-Trent, UK
The Chinese-US joint cover up of the origin of COVID-19
Peter C Gøtzsche, Director, Institute for Scientific Freedom, Copenhagen, Denmark
What happens when a scientist gets results about COVID-19 that are unwelcome?
John PA Ioannidis, Professor, University of Stanford, California
The deadly consequences of ignoring drug utilization data
Joan-Ramon Laporte, Founder and Director, Butlletí Groc, Barcelona, Spain
Opening company archives in lawsuits and exposing the fraud in clinical trials
Kim Witczak, Drug Safety and Consumer Advocate, Los Angeles, California
What might a totally new system look like?
David Hammerstein, Director, Commons Network, previous MEP, Valencia, Spain
This event is hosted by the Institute for Scientific Freedom and the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine, University of Oxford.