In the Loop: PHAA Alumni Event

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Timothy Caulfield surrounded by flowers in coffinTimothy Caulfield on “Science-ploitation”

In the Loop is presented by the Public Health Alumni Association (PHAA)

The Dalla Lana School of Public Health’s Alumni Association (PHAA) presents the third annual In The Loop featuring Professor Timothy Caulfield, a self-proclaimed science geek and lover of evidence who enjoys integrating a wide range of perspectives in the pursuit of health and science policies to benefit all Canadians. Author of two national bestsellers: The Cure for Everything: Untangling the Twisted Messages about Health, Fitness and Happiness and Is Gwyneth Paltrow Wrong About Everything?: When Celebrity Culture and Science Clash, he also hosts A User’s Guide to Cheating Death.

  • Refreshments at 5:30pm
  • Remarks at 6:00pm

About the talk:

Popular culture is filled with health myths, pseudoscientific noise and dangerous conspiracy theories. In this provocative presentation, Professor Caulfield will debunk some of the most pernicious falsehoods and explore the cultural forces driving the rise and spread of health misinformation, including celebrity culture, social media, predatory journals, and the spinning of real science (and science-y language).

Biography: Timothy Caulfield is a Canada Research Chair in Health Law and Policy, a Professor in the Faculty of Law and the School of Public Health, and Research Director of the Health Law Institute at the University of Alberta. His interdisciplinary research on topics like stem cells, genetics, research ethics, the public representations of science and health policy issues has allowed him to publish over 350 academic articles. He has won numerous academic and writing awards and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, the Trudeau Foundation and the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences.


Is this event a part of the Ontario Public Health Conference?

This event is being hosted by the Public Health Alumni Association from the Dalla Lana School of Public Health during the Ontario Public Health Conference.

Must I be an attendee at the conference to attend?

You do NOT have to be an attendee/ registrant at the conference to attend this talk. You DO have to pay the entry fee to this event, whether you are a conference attendee or not. This talk is NOT included in your conference registration.

What time does this event start?

There will be refreshments and appetizers from 5:30pm.Remarks will begin at 6:00pm, followed by a short awards ceremony, additional refreshments and networking.

What is included in the price of my ticket?

The ticket gains you access to a provocative talk by Timothy Caulfield, some appetizers and a free drink ticket.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Beanfield Centre is located at Exhibition Place in downtown Toronto on the shores of Lake Ontario. You can get there by bicycle, car or TTC.

From Bathurst station, take the 511 streetcar south to exhibition place.

From Union station, take the 509 Harbourfront streetcar to the Exhibition loop.

Parking is available on site, surface and underground parking is $15.

For more information:

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Email the Public Health Alumni Association at

What’s the refund policy?

There are no refunds.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

To ease registration flow, please either have your printed ticket or your ticket available on your cellphone.

Can I update my registration information?

Yes you can update your registration information.

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