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Preventing a Pseudoscience Pandemic | DAVOS 2020

Lisa Sanders
Associate Professor at Yale University
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January 23, 2020, Davos, Switzerland
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Lisa Sanders
Associate Professor at Yale University
Oliver Cann
Head of Strategic Communications; Member of the Executive Committee at World Economic Forum
Robbert Dijkgraaf
Director and Leon Levy Professor at Institute for Advanced Study

Clinician educator in the Primary Care Internal Medicine Residency Program. In addition to work as a physician and teacher, created and still writes the popular Diagnosis column for the New York Times Magazine as well as the Think Like a Doctor column featured in the New York Times blog, The Well (2011-2016). Column was the inspiration for the Fox program House MD (2004-2012) and was a consultant for the show. 2010, published a book titled “Every Patient Tells a Story: Medical Mysteries and the Art of Diagnosis”. Most recent book, “Diagnosis: Solving the Most Baffling Medical Mysteries” (2019). Collaborated with the New York Times and producer Scott Rudin to create a 7 hour documentary series on the process of diagnosis and the use of crowdsourcing (2019). Before going to medical school, Emmy award winning producer for CBS News. Attended Yale School of Medicine and received graduate training at the Yale's Internal Medicine, Primary Care Residency Program.

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1996, BA (Hons) in Government and European Union Studies, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom. 1998-2006, Partner and co-owner, Thompson Stanley Publications, United Kingdom; 2006-08; Head of Business Media, Press Association, United Kingdom; 2008-12, Head of Media Relations, Aspect Consulting, Brussels, Belgium. With the World Economic Forum: 2012-14, Associate Director, Media Relations; since 2014, Director, Media Relations.

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Director and Leon Levy Professor of the Institute for Advanced Study since 2012. Mathematical physicist who has made significant contributions to string theory and the advancement of science education. President of the InterAcademy Partnership; past President of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences; distinguished public policy adviser and advocate for science and the arts. For contributions to science, recipient of the Spinoza Prize, the highest scientific award in the Netherlands. Named a Knight of the Order of the Netherlands Lion. Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Philosophical Society. Trained artist, writer and popular lecturer.

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Fraudulent and unsafe practices that claim to be science-based are proliferating across the internet. What are the most dangerous claims being shared and how can they be addressed?

Speakers: Lisa Sanders, Oliver Cann, Robbert Dijkgraaf

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