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Timothy Caulfield Public Lecture – Twisted Messages, False Hope and Unproven Regenerative Therapies
March 15, 2018
EVERYONE IS WELCOME for this public lecture at UBC by Timothy Caulfield, sponsored by Killam Connection, on the marketing of unproven stem cell and other therapies.
Timothy Caulfield writes frequently for the popular press and is the author of two recent national bestsellers: Is Gwyneth Paltrow Wrong About Everything?: When Celebrity Culture and Science Clash (Penguin 2015), and The Cure for Everything: Untangling the Twisted Messages about Health, Fitness and Happiness (Penguin 2012).
He is a Canada Research Chair in Health Law and Policy, a Professor in the Faculty of Law and the School of Public Health at the University of Alberta and Research Director of the Health Law Institute at the University of Alberta. Over the past several years he has been involved in a variety of interdisciplinary research endeavours that have allowed him to publish over 300 academic articles. He is a Fellow of the Trudeau Foundation and the Principal Investigator for a number of large interdisciplinary projects that explore the ethical, legal and health policy issues associated with a range of topics, including stem cell research, genetics, patient safety, the prevention of chronic disease, obesity policy, the commercialization of research, complementary and alternative medicine and access to health care. Professor Caulfield is and has been involved with a number of national and international policy and research ethics committees. He has won numerous academic awards and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences.