Apologies for Cross Postings
A reminder for the Medical Section Meeting at the Royal Statistical
Society next Monday 30th November at 2pm.
Communicating the Risks to Health - whose responsibility is it?
Monday 30th November 2009 2.00 to 5.00pm.
Royal Statistical Society, 12 Errol Street, London, EC1Y 8LX.
Nearest underground stations: Barbican, Old Street , Moorgate and
Attendence is free but it is recommended that you register if interested
in attending. Go to the following page:
Alternatively visit www.rss.org.uk, then select Meetings and Events,
Events Calendar and then November; scroll down page to select above
meeting. A link for registering is provided.
The meeting will discuss the challenges and issues when communicating
the risks to health to members of the public. Whose responsibility is it
to communicate these risks so they are clearly understood by members of
the public, enabling informed decision making.
Speakers and titles:
Professor David Spiegelhalter. Winton Professor of the Public
Understanding of Risk, Cambridge University.
It's the statistician's fault if risks are misunderstood: discuss.
Nicole Crosby-McKenna Patient group representatives for Women at
Janine Winterbottom (Nurse Specialist, The Walton Centre NHS Foundation
Pregnancy risk and decision-making: the experience of women with
epilepsy preparing for pregnancy.
Nigel Hawkes. Director of Straight Statistics.
Risk communication in the media: friend or foe?
Professor Jane Hutton. Department of Statistics, University of Warwick.
Communicating risk: duties, virtues and utilities.
For further details please contact meeting organiser: Philip Sedgwick.
St. George’s, University of London. ([log in to unmask]).
There will be time for specific questions after each talk and towards
end of meeting for an open floor discussion.