Conference: Your Health, Your Evidence 2017

Your Health, Your Evidence 2017

EBM+ School Volunteering Programme Conference

Wednesday 3rd May

Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre, Wilkins Building, UCL


EBM+ are holding a conference to mark the end of our first school volunteering programme. EBM+ is a consortium of philosophers, sociologists and policy experts taking part in a three-year, AHRC-funded research project, ‘Evaluating Evidence in Medicine’. This conference provides a fantastic opportunity to find out more about EBM+ and the work we do to engage school students with Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM) – from its strengths to its flaws and, most importantly, how it can be improved. We expect over 100 attendees including EBM+ consortium members, various academics, UCL students including our enthusiastic volunteers and the Key Stage 5 school students who participated in the programme.

We are delighted to announce that Professor David Healy (University of Cardiff) and Professor Mike Kelly (University of Cambridge) will deliver the keynote talks at the 2017 conference.

There will be a number of short presentations from each group of Key Stage 5 students who participated in the programme.

There will also a panel consisting of several volunteers who ran the school workshops discussing the topic of volunteering at university.


Keynote Speakers



12.45 Registration
13:00 – 14:45   Session 1: Keynote Speakers
13.00 Welcome
Charlie Norell
Impact and Public Engagement Coordinator, EBM+
13:15 “Does my Bias look big in this?”
Professor David Healy
University of Cardiff
14:00 Scientific evidence and political power: fake news is not so new after all!”
Professor Mike Kelly
University of Cambridge
14:45 – 15:00    Tea/coffee break
15:00 – 16:15   Session 2: School Presentations
City and Islington Sixth Form College
Oaklands School
Kings Langley School
Ark Academy
Wallington County Grammar School 
16:15 – 17:00   Session 3: Volunteer Panel
Chair: Dr. Phyllis Illari
16:15 Volunteering at University
Victor Choi
Zhao Ouyang
Mirna Saade
Yi Xin Tan
17:00 – 18:00  Reception



Important Points to Note

This event is open to all with an interest in Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM).

Priority will be given to our primary stakeholders including Key Stage 5 & 4 school students (and their accompanying teachers), UCL students, STS academics and EBM+ consortium members.

Students and researchers from other universities as well as those with a general interest in the field are more than welcome to attend by registering as an external delegate.


Funding Bodies & Institutions

With grateful thanks to our funding bodies and institutions for making all this possible:






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