Medical journal editor presents Johnson Lecture


Richard Horton, editor of The Lancet, London, UK, will give the Fifth Annual Arnold L. Johnson Lecture, “The Journalism of Science: Justifiable Controversy or Jeopardized Credibility,” at McMaster University on Tuesday, Feb. 22 at 7 p.m. in HSC-1A4.

Horton will also be the keynote speaker at a mini symposium on the topic “When Do Social Issues Become Medically Important Problems?” where he'll address “The Politics of Information.” The symposium begins at 1:45 p.m. in HSC-1A1 on Thursday, Feb. 24.

Internationally recognized McMaster cardiologist Salim Yusuf will host the symposium followed by an open discussion and closing remarks by Brian Haynes, chair, Department of Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics.

McMaster researchers presenting at the symposium include:

7 Harriet MacMillan, professor in the departments of psychiatry
and behavioral neurosciences, and pediatrics: “Violence in Childhood”;

7Graeme MacQueen, associate professor of religious studies and McMaster Centre for Peace Studies: “Building Peace though Health Initiatives”;

7Sonia Anand, assistant professor of medicine: “Ethnicity as a Classification Variable in Research.”