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Fake news? Alternative facts? Overly hyped “breakthroughs”? Irreproducible scientific research results? Preprints? Gaslighting the medical literature? What to do?
Finding and trusting the best published primary medical literature is the answer. Our speakers for the 12th Annual Lundberg Institute Lecture at The Commonwealth Club, JAMA Editor in Chief Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo and BMJ Editor in Chief Kamran Abbasi, are among the premier guardians of that literature. Hear their advice, and then ask them your own questions about whom and what to trust—especially now when deciding which medical information is trustworthy has become so crucial and so confusing.
This program has 2 types of tickets available: In-person and online-only. For online viewing, pre-register to receive a link to the live-stream event.
Safety Protocols for in-person attendance:
- We follow best practices laid out by the CDC and state and local guidelines.
- All guests, staff, and volunteers must be fully vaccinated. Guest must show proof of full vaccination with photo I.D.\Masks are encouraged while indoors (if you do not have one and would like one, inquire at our front desk for a complimentary mask).
- In-person capacity is limited.
Our LEED Gold-certified building is designed to cool with outside air, using digitally controlled moveable windows and large ceiling fans. We are deploying additional HEPA filters inside to scrub the air. This is all in addition to increased cleaning of surfaces throughout the building.
We welcome donations made during registration to support the production of our online programming.
A Humanities Member-led Forum program. Forums at the Club are organized and run by volunteer programmers who are members of The Commonwealth Club, and they cover a diverse range of topics. Learn more about our Forums.
All ticket sales are final and nonrefundable.
2:30 p.m. doors open & check-in 3–4 p.m. program (all times PDT).