Selling Sickness 2013

Speakers


John Abramson, MD
Lecturer in Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School

Teresa Alves
La Revue Prescrire

Warren Bell
Family physician and environmental and health activist

Shannon Brownlee
Instructor, The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice
Acting Director, Health Policy Program
New America Foundation
Author, Overtreated: Why Too Much Medicine is Making Us Sicker and Poorer

Alan Cassels
University of Victoria
Victoria, BC

Jocalyn Clark, PhD
Senior Magazine Editor
PLOS Medicine

Kay Dickersin, PhD
Director, Center for Clinical Trials
Director, US Cochrane Center
Professor, Department of Epidemiology
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Adriane Fugh-Berman, MD
Georgetown University Medical Center
Director, PharmedOut

Marc-André Gagnon, PhD
School of Public Policy and Administration
Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada

Rosemary Gibson
Section Editor, Less is More at Archives of Internal Medicine
Author, Wall of Silence, The Treatment Trap and The Battle Over Health Care
Former Senior Program Officer at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Peter C. Gøtzsche, MD, DrMedSci, MSc
Professor, Director, Nordic Cochrane Centre, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen

Jim Guest
President and CEO
Consumers Union

David Healy, MD
Professor of Psychiatry
Bangor University
Wales, UK

Gail A. Hornstein, PhD
Professor of Psychology
Mt. Holyoke College

Allen Jones
Former Investigator in the Pennsylvania Office of the Inspector General
Whistleblower

Kim Klausner, MA
University of California at San Francisco
Drug Industry Document Archive

Jeffrey Lacasse, Ph.D., Arizona State University
Co-Principal Investigator, CriticalThinkRX

Jeanne Lenzer
Independent Medical Investigative Journalist
Senior Policy Analyst, Institute for Family Health

Jonathan Leo,  Phd
Professor of Neuroanatomy

Joel Lexchin, MD
Professor, School of Health Policy & Management
York University
Emergency Physician, University Health Network
Toronto, Ontario

Elizabeth Loder, MD, MPH
BMJ Editorial

Patrick G. O’Malley, MD, MPH
Deputy Editor, Less is More Series, Archives of Internal Medicine

Dr. Dee Mangin
Director, General Practice Research Group
University of Otago
Christchurch, New Zealand

Barbara Martinez
The Great-West Life Assurance Company
Toronto

Pat Mastors
Founder/President
Pear Health

Leemon McHenry PhD
Department of Philosophy
California State University, Northridge

Barbara Mintzes, PhD
Therapeutics Initiative
Assistant Professor, School of Population and Public Health
University of British Columbia
Vancouver, BC, Canada

Tara Montgomery
Director, Health Partnerships & Impact at Consumer Reports
Consumer Communication Campaign Manager for Choosing Wisely at Consumer Reports.

Cynthia Pearson
Executive Director, National Women’s Health Network

John H. Powers, MD FACP FIDSA
Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine
George Washington University School of Medicine
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Jean Rexford
Connecticut Center for Patient Safety

Martha Rosenberg
Health Reporter/Author

Bob Rosenblatt
Freelance writer and editor

David Ross, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.I.
Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine
George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences

Jorg Schaaber, MPH
President
International Society of Drug Bulletins (ISDB)
Bielefeld, Germany

Gary Schwitzer
Publisher
HealthNewsReview.org
Minneapolis

Judy Z. Segal, PhD
Professor, Department of English
University of British Columbia

Vera Sharav
President
Alliance for Human Research Protection

Nancy Shute
fmr President, National Ass’n Science Writers
Independent Journalist
NPR contributor

Patty Skolnik
Executive Director
Citizens for Patient Safety

Stephen R. Smith, MD, MPH
Director, National Physicians Alliance Good Stewardship Project

Carol Tavris, PhD
Social Psychologist, Author
Los Angeles, CA

Paul Thacker
Fmr US Senate investigator
Consultant to foundations and nonprofits

Sharon A. Treat, JD
Maine House of Representatives
State Legislator Coalition
National Legislative Association on Prescription Drug Prices

Wells Wilkinson, JD
Director, Prescription Access Litigation Project
Staff Attorney, Community Catalyst

Sidney M. Wolfe, MD
Director, Health Research Group
Public Citizen


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