Sydney dinner – Prof John Dwyer & FSM

PLUS your chance to win free tickets to the Richard Dawkins/ Lawrence Krauss lecture in Sydney

Professor John Dwyer, AO, is Emeritus Professor of Medicine at UNSW, founder of the Australian Health Care Reform Alliance, and clinical consultant to the NSW Government’s Inter-Agency Committee on Health Care Fraud. He also has the distinction of having a lecture theatre at UNSW named after him.

John is a long time Skeptic, and at our dinner on March 31 he will speak on the setting up the Friends of Science in Medicine (FSM) group. This group is intended to draw together members of the scientific and academic community to “create an organisation of basic and clinical scientists, doctors, clinical academics and informed consumer advocates who share our concerns”. It aims to provide “the strong voice of reason and credibility required to help the public make an informed choice in choosing their medical care and not be subjected to false claims of efficacy or the unnecessary risk of harm from any unproven therapy be it conventional or ‘alternative’.”

In the few months since its founding, it has grown to over 500 members and achieved massive publicity and equally strong anxiety from the alt med community.

John will speak on the founding and growth of the organisation and its current activities – a fascinating and important development in skepticism and scientific activism in Australia.

We will have door prizes of 2 double-passes to Richard Dawkins’ and Lawrence Krauss’ “Something from Nothing” presentation on April 12. But only those attending the dinner have a chance of winning!

The dinner will be held at the Ryde Eastwood Leagues Club, 117 Ryedale Road, West Ryde. Cost $50 per person, includes dinner. Bookings can be made via our shop, or by calling the executive officer on 02 8094 1894.