Still time to get tickets to an evening event this week with the author of Bad Science and Bad Pharma including a 10% discount for ASCers courtesy of Think Inc.

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From: Kali Madden <office@asc.asn.au>
Date: Wed, Sep 14, 2016 at 11:00 AM
Subject: September 22-25: An evening with Dr Ben Goldacre in Brisbane, Melbourne & Sydney. 10% discount for ASCers.
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Dear ASCers,

Fabulous opportunity to spend an evening with Dr Ben Goldacre for those in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney or surrounds.

Reminder that ASCers receive a 10% discount to attend one of the Dr Ben Goldacre events being held in Brisbane, Melbourne & Sydney this month as per the past two member newsletters.

Details again are:

An evening with Dr Ben Goldacre


10% discount* available for ASC members - use the code 'ASC'

September 22-25 in Brisbane, Melbourne, and Sydney

A graduate of Oxford University, a licensed physician, and eminent researcher and academic, Dr Ben Goldacre describes ‘bad science’ simply as “…when people make claims which they assert are scientific, but when you look at the evidence, it doesn’t support the claims that they’ve made.” Helming this dissemination of factoids, Goldacre says, is sensationalistic mainstream media, crooked corporations, and some individualistic, less-than-reliable ‘researchers’.

Though he has enjoyed a well-endowed career as a physician, researcher and academic, this has not safeguarded any of these occupations from coming under Goldacre’s scrutiny. Blending comedy and criticism, Goldacre wrote the heralded ‘Bad Science’ weekly column for The Guardian between 2003 and 2011, during which he published his award-winning bestseller Bad Science in 2008, targeting peddlers of alternative medicine with no credible scientific backings. His follow-up book placed the same counterfeits of the corporate world into Goldacre’s crosshairs, with Bad Pharma: How Drug Companies Mislead Doctors and Harm Patients (2012). His work has not only been acclaimed by critics, but by fellow researchers and academics for his approach to endowing the public with skills in rational thinking.

Think Inc. – the folks behind the Australian tours of Dr Neil deGrasse Tyson, Sam Harris & Maajid Nawaz, The ‘Amazing’ James Randi, Dr Brian Greene, Steve Wozniak, Dr Cornel West, Dr Michio Kaku, and Edward Snowden – are proud to set September 2016 to help audiences upgrade their bullsh*t meters with Dr Ben Goldacre.

https://www.thinkinc.org.au/events/ben-goldacre/

*Discount does not apply to 'meet and greet' tickets

Cheers,



Kali



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Kali Madden

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& ASC Conference Director 2010, 12, 14 and 16.


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