COMPLEMENTARY AND ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE: DOCTORS SPEAK OUT!
Part of the Voices of Reason Special Summer Joint Presentation Series!
Dr. Carol M. Parlow is a clinical psychiatrist, a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, a psychiatric consultant on occupational health and disability to businesses and a member of the Advisory Board of the Centre for Inquiry Canada. Dr. Terry Polevoy is a medical doctor whose interest in alt med led him to found Canadian Quackery Watch and www.healthwatcher.net , sites devoted to informing the public about CAM claims. He co-authored Pig Pills, Inc. and has spoken out on medical quakery on many media outlets, including PBS, CTV, CBC and a documentary on Discovery Health. We’ll also give updates on Bill C51 which could better CAM regulations.
Dr. Carol Parlow will give a primer on critical evaluation of medical recommendations. Dr. Terry Polevoy will address the lack of support Canadians get when they report medical quackery.Dr. Terry Polevoy has spent the last decade keeping tabs on health quackery across Canada. A long lonely battle, Polevoy has come to realize that Canada needs an agency that will aggressively take on consumer health fraud. Bill C-51 is that small beginning, a Bill which could improve CAM regulations and is fiercely opposed by the Natural Health Coalition.
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