In the Information Age, how can you discern legitimate science from cherry-picked data, opinion posing as fact, association confused with cause and effect, bogus advice from self-appointed experts, misused statistics, and even fraud? That is a huge challenge even for experts. Arriving at a reasonable conclusion about controversial matters therefore comes down to "A Question of Evidence," which is the theme for the 2015 Lorne Trottier Public Science Symposium Series.
This year’s speakers will be
- Dr. Brian Ward, a professor of Medicine & Microbiology at McGill University, offering the Canadian perspective on vaccines;
- Dr. Paul Offit, Professor of Pediatrics, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) presenting on the vaccine "controversy";
- Dr. Kevin Folta, Professor and Chairman of the Horticultural Sciences Department at the University of Florida, on GMOs; and
- Dr. Geoffrey Kabat, Senior Epidemiologist at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, on cell phones.
Free admission, no reservations required
McGill University is proud to host the eleventh annual Lorne Trottier public science symposium, made possible through the generous support of Dr. Lorne Trottier and honouring his wish “to hold a public forum to inform, inspire debate and raise public awareness on contemporary issues confronting society today”.