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12th European Skeptics Congress

Pseudoscience, alternative medicine and the media

13 16 October 2005

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22 speakers

  • Marie Prins retired electrical engineer; board member of the Stichting Skepsis (NL); active member of SKEPP (B) and of Vereniging tegen de Kwakzalverij (NL)
  • Barry Beyerstein Associate Professor of Psychology and a member of the Brain Behaviour Laboratory at Simon Fraser University
  • James Alcock Professor of Psychology at York University, where he has been on faculty since 1973, and is a former Director of the Graduate Programme in Psychology
  • Cees N.M. Renckens @CeesNM Since 1988 he is chairman the Union against Quackery; author of many publications on quackery and alternative medicine including three books
  • Frits van Dam research psychologist, Netherlands Cancer Institute-Antoni van Leeuwenhoek hospital; emeritus professor psychology at the University of Amsterdam
  • Willem Betz @WillemBetz Professor of Medicine at the University of Brussels VUB; Chairman of the Belgian Skeptics organisation SKEPP, and a Fellow of CSICOP
  • Sheng-Xian Li
  • Michael Heap @HeapMichael Clinical forensic psychologist; author of 'Universal Awareness; A Theory of the Soul'
  • Christopher French @chriscfrench head of the Anomalistic Psychology Research Unit at Goldsmiths College
  • Dr Krissy Wilson @DrKrissyWilson currently studying for a Doctorate in Psychology at Goldsmiths College, University of London
  • Dirk Peter Volckaerts editor of Brussel Deze Week, a Dutch-speaking weekly newspaper that is distributed in the Brussels region
  • Luis Alfonso Gámez @lagamez scientific journalist at the newspaper 'El Correo' (Bilbao, Spain) and as professor of writing at the Master of Journalism of the Basque Country University
  • Hans van Maanen science journalist for twenty-five years; author of several books; weekly column in the Dutch newspaper De Volkskrant
  • Jean Paul Van Bendegem Professor of logic and philosophy of science at Vrije Universiteit Brussel. He is also director of the Center for Logic and Philosophy of Science there
  • Jean Bricmont professor of theoretical physics at the University of Louvain (Belgium). He is the co-author, with Alan Sokal, of the book "Intellectual Impostures"
  • Richard Monvoisin works towards a PhD in didactics of sciences at the Ecole Doctorale Ingénierie de la Santé, la Cognition et l'Environnement (EDISCE)
  • Nick Trachet contributes to magazines for the fish trade and industry and acts as a consultant for the private sector and writes gastronomical columns in Belgian magazines
  • Jean-Michel Abrassart @JMAbrassart degree in psychology and in philosophy from the Catholic University of Louvain; member of the "Comité Para" the Belgian French-speaking skeptic organization
  • Fadel Niang
  • Rupert Sheldrake @RupertSheldrake biologist; author of more than 75 scientific papers and ten books
  • Jan Willem Nienhuys
  • Johan Braeckman

20 sessions

Day 1 from 6pm to 7pm Thursday 13th October 2005

Day 2 from 9am to 9pm Friday 14th October 2005

Day 3 from 9am to 9:30pm Saturday 15th October 2005

Day 4 from 9am to 1pm Sunday 16th October 2005

18 known attendees

  • Marie Prins
  • ECSO | skeptics.eu
  • SKEPP vzw
  • Center for Inquiry
  • James Alcock
  • Cees Renckens
  • frits van dam
  • Willem Betz
  • Michael Heap
  • Chris French
  • Dr Krissy Wilson
  • Dirk Peter Volckaerts
  • Luis Alfonso Gámez
  • Jean Paul Van Bendegem
  • JM Abrassart
  • Rupert Sheldrake
  • Jan Willem Nienhuys
  • Johan Braeckman

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