On Wednesday, January 19, I'll be part of a panel of experts on blogging about health and science for an event at the Harvard Faculty Club in Cambridge, Mass, sponsored by the the New England Science Writers. You can hear all about how I've channeled my outrage about medical education corruption into blog form. It's a relatively mature defense mechanism that we shrinks call "sublimation."
I'm flattered to be invited to join such talents as Gary Schwitzer, whose Health News Review blog was named best medical blog of 2009 by Epocrates; Ivan Oransky, the Executive Editor of Reuters Health who blogs at Embargo Watch and Retraction Watch; and former Wall Street Journal reporter Rachel Zimmerman, who writes the CommonHealth blog for Boston's NPR station, WBUR.
The event's moderator will be Alison Bass, the author of Side Effects: A Prosecutor, a Whistleblower, and A Bestselling Antidepressant on Trial, and a blogger herself, at her eponymous blog.
It's sure to be an interesting discussion.You can learn more about the panel on the New England Science Writers' website.