22 Jan 2010All dayCRASSH

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For further videos from this event, please click on the programme link on the right and then click on the speakers' names within the programme.

Convenors: 

Professor David Spiegelhalter
Dr Tim Lewens 

Regulatory agencies routinely make cost-benefit analyses of new medical products and treatments. Yet there is little agreement on how such analyses ought to be performed, and utilitarian paradigms are seldom applied in other areas of medical decision-making. Envisaging futures is also an integral part of planning health care (e.g. the ‘obesity epidemic’ or pandemic influenza). Predictions based on bio-statistical data-analysis are underpinned by numerous assumptions. How can we quantify medical uncertainties, and how should they impact on policy?

 

Programme and Registration 
The event will begin with a lecture on the evening of Thursday 21 January  followed by a day long seminar on Friday 22 January.  Please click on the link at the right hand side of the page to see a provisional programme. The lecture is free to attend and registration is not required. To book online for the seminar please click on the Online Registration link.  The deadline for booking is 16 January 2010.

 

 

This is the second in the series of  Sawyer Seminars sponsored by the Andrew W Mellon Foundation, Modelling Futures: Understanding Risk and Uncertainty 2009-2010.

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