Monday June 21st, La Notte Restaurant 140 Lygon Street Carlton 8pm
Balancing Commerce, Choice and Consumer Protection: Reforming Complementary Medicine Regulation.
Dr. Harvey is a medical graduate with a special interest in the regulation of therapeutic goods.
He was a member of the expert group that drafted the World Health Organization “Ethical Criteria for Medicinal Drug Promotion” and was also a member of the Commonwealth Pharmaceutical Health and Rational use of Medicines (PHARM) Committee that formulated the quality use of medicines pillar of Australian medicines policy.
He currently holds the position of Adjunct Senior Lecturer in the School of Public Health, La Trobe University. He had been awarded life membership of Choice (the Australia Consumer’s Association), is a member of the National Prescribing Service Research and Development Working Group, and the Governing Council of Health Action International, Asia Pacific.
We are the Victorian branch of the Australian Skeptics, a science-based organisation run by volunteers.
The Skeptics encourage people to be careful about what they believe. Things that sound “too good to be true” – usually aren’t true! Science has revealed many amazing things, but amazing claims are also used to deceive and to rip-off innocent people.
The Skeptics also encourage thoughtful, rational exploration of the world around us, especially in matters considered ‘paranormal‘. To this end, the Skeptics are keen to promote scientific education and a sense of wonder in the natural world.
Take Your Partners for the Sixth Annual Vic Skeptics Trivia Extravaganza
La Notte Restaurant
140 Lygon Street Carlton
Monday 17th May 2010
at the special time of 7.30 pm .
or join us for the traditional Third Monday meal at 6pm.
Previous Trivia Nights have been among our most popular events; – this year, get your team organised early , and if you’re having a meal at the restaurant before the Trivia, please arrive and order early.
If you can’t come equipped with a ready-made team, don’t stay home and mope! We can organise consortia of suitable intellects on the evening.
Vic Skeptics is run by volunteers. We welcome your donation. (Calculated in Australian dollars) Thanks.
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Every third Monday of the month the Victorian Branch of the Australian Skeptics hosts a talk or event:
Monday January 16
The Clyde Hotel
cnr Elgin & Cardigan Streets
Join us for an informal meal and social chat with like-minded people from 6 pm.
Alternatively, you can turn up at 8 pm for the speaker or event. A $4 entry applies for the talk.
Go to the events tab on this page for more details or check the notice above for upcoming events.
Include Vic Skeptics in Your Will
The Australian Skeptics (Victorian Branch) Inc. [Vic Skeptics]. promotes critical thinking, scientific literacy and encourages a rational, sceptical approach to the paranormal and pseudoscience.
We are a volunteer non-profit organization and have limited financial resources.
We need money to achieve our aims and bequests help enormously.
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Check out our “Bed of Nails” video. Snippets from third Mondays at La Notte, behind the scenes at the 10:23 campaign and many more skeptical videos.
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The Vic Skeptics support the 'Ask for Evidence' campagin.
YAS Blog Anthology
The Young Australian Skeptics Blog Anthology is out now!
This collection features some of the best online skeptical writing of recent years, as nominated by readers.
The book includes contributions from Dr Phil Plait of “Bad Astronomy” Dr Karen Stollznow of the Point of Inquiry Podcast Brian Thompson of The Amateur Scientist podcast
Skepticblog’s Daniel Loxton and Yau-Man Chan
New York City Skeptics’ Lisa Bauer
UK Skeptic Dr Chris French
Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe’s Evan Bernstein ... and many others!
The e-book is available here or visit the Young Australian Skeptics website.