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1280px Lettsom House 2011Date: Tuesday 17 October 2017

Time: 18.30 pm (drinks reception from 18.00 pm — see below for full agenda)

Location: The Medical Society of London, Lettsom House, 11 Chandos Street, Cavendish Square, LONDON W1G 9EB (see map)

HealthWatch Award 2017: Deborah Cohen
The 2017 HealthWatch Award will be presented to the BMJ Investigations Editor Deborah Cohen, in recognition of her courageous reporting of medical issues in the face of attack from vested interests.

She has written about drug and medical device regulation, access to clinical data, cost of medicines, research integrity and conflicts of interest, as well as collaborating on documentaries with the BBC Panorama and Newsnight, Channel 4 News and Dispatches. Her recent BBC Panorama investigation, Inside Britain’s Fertility Business, exposed private fertility clinics selling costly “add-on” drugs, tests and treatments of questionable efficacy.


18:00 Reception for the AGM and Award ceremony.

18:30 Annual General meeting of HealthWatch (only members of HealthWatch may vote, but non-members are welcome to attend).

18:50 Presentation of awards to the winners of the 2017 Student Prize competition for critical analysis of clinical research protocols.

19:00 Presentation of the 2017 HealthWatch Award to Deborah Cohen (see above).

20:00 Buffet dinner (£45.00 per person). To order your buffet dinner, please complete the form here.

Nominations for Committee

Nominations for officers and members of the committee must be submitted not less than 28 days before the AGM. There is currently one vacancy on the committee. Any member of HealthWatch can nominate an officer or ordinary member for the committee. Nominations should be seconded by another member, accompanied by a letter from the person nominated to state s/he accepts, and sent to the Secretary, Prof David Bender or by post to 8 Eagle Close, AMERSHAM HP6 6TD before September 30th.


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