May 8, 2018 Jon Williamson

This was the title of the final workshop of the project Evaluating evidence in medicine, supported by the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council. It was held on 2-3 May at the Royal Asiatic Society in London.

December 15, 2017 Jon Williamson

Our methods handbook, Evaluating Evidence of Mechanisms in Medicine: Principles and Procedures, is quite long. So I’ve created a short overview of the whole approach, available here: Evaluating Evidence of Mechanisms in Medicine: an Overview.   Jon Williamson Centre for Reasoning, University of Kent

October 30, 2017 Jon Williamson

This was the title of a very nice conference, organised recently in Oxford by the CauseHealth group at NMBU, Norway.

October 26, 2017 Charlie Norell

Precision (aka personalized) medicine (PM) describes prevention, diagnosis and treatment strategies that take into account the variability in genes, environment and lifestyle for each individual.¬† While PM having already made an impressive impact on some fields of medicine, particularly oncology, the epistemology of precision medicine and its relationship to evidence-based medicine (EBM) has not received…

October 16, 2017 Charlie Norell

This week Veli-Pekka Parkkinen¬†and I are were observing the IARC-monographs meeting on benzene in Lyon. These meetings last eight days (and nights) and aim to evaluate the evidence for the claim that benzene causes cancer. Participants are world-leading experts in the relevant areas. During the meeting they build four subgroups: Exposure, cancer in humans, cancer…