Alternative Medicine

A session at QED 2013

Saturday 13th April, 2013

10:10am to 11:00am (GMT)

Panel discussion. Featuring Andy Lewis, Rachael Dunlop and Rose Shapiro. Moderated by Rick Owen.

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Dr Rachael Dunlop

Medical researcher; blogger; podcaster; VP of Australian Skeptics

Rachael is a full time researcher in heart disease and a Vice President of the Australian Skeptics. Working alongside past QED speaker Richard Saunders as part of the Mystery Investigators, Rachael has brought critical thinking to classrooms across Australia. With a primary interest in pseudomedicine and quackery, Rachael has regularly spoken out in the media against the anti-vaccination movement in Australia.

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Rose Shapiro

Author of "Suckers: How Alternative Medicine Makes Fools of Us All"

Rose Shapiro is a writer and journalist, whose became interested in alternative medicine while working as a health writer for women's magazines. Her interest led to the book Suckers: How Alternative Medicine Makes Fools Of Us All, which details the harm done by a wide range alternative medicine practitioners and the dangers posed by pseudomedicine.

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Andy Lewis

The Quackometer

Andy Lewis' writing at the Quackometer blog has seen him become one of the country's leading experts in alternative medicine, Anthroposophy and Steiner Schools. His Quackometer website explores the pseudoscientific claims of alternative medicine websites and their impact on society.

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Rick Owen

Co-organizer of QED

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QED 2013

England England, Manchester

13th14th April 2013

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Time 10:10am11:00am GMT

Date Sat 13th April 2013


The Douglas Adams Room, Mercure Manchester Piccadilly

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