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October 19th, 2017
                   Caf Scientifique with Carl Elliott on
                    Whistleblowers and Medical Research

   Caf Scientifique:  Can't You Hear That Lonesome Whistle Blow?  Why medical
researchers stay silent about dangers to human subjects.

                 The Nook, 2118 Gottingen St, Halifax

        Thursday, 19 October 2017 (7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.)  Come early.
                   Seating is limited.  No reservations.

   Come listen to Dr. Carl Elliott (MD, PhD) present on his research and
experience as a whistleblower exposing the abuses of medical research.
Join the conversation to follow.

   SUMMARY: The past half-century has seen many medical research scandals,
but few of them have been exposed by whistleblowers.  In many scandals,
doctors and nurses have stayed silent for years, even when they have seen
research subjects being shamefully mistreated.  In the handful of cases
where medical insiders have worked up the courage to speak out publicly,
the result has been professional vilification.  This raises a larger and
more important question.  Why are research whistleblowers so rare?

   PRESENTER: Carl Elliott is Professor in the Center for Bioethics and
the Department of Pediatrics, and an affiliate faculty member in the
Department of Philosophy and the School of Journalism and Mass Communications
at the University of Minnesota.  He is the author or editor of seven books,
including White Coat, Black Hat: Adventures on the Dark Side of Medicine
and Better than Well: American Medicine Meets the American Dream.  His
articles have appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, The London
Review of Books, Mother Jones, The New York Times and The New England
Journal of Medicine.  In 2011 the Austen Riggs Center awarded him its
Erikson Prize for Excellence in Mental Health Media. He blogs at Fear and
Loathing in Bioethics.

   SPONSORS: NTE Impact Ethics, Dalhousie University, Canada Research Chairs

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