The Dalla Lana School of Public Health’s Alumni Association (PHAA) presents

The 3rd Annual In The Loop


In The Loop presented by The Dalla Lana School of Public Health’s Alumni Association (PHAA)

The Dalla Lana School of Public Health’s Alumni Association (PHAA) presents the third annual In The Loop featuring Professor Timothy Caulfield, a self-proclaimed science geek and lover of evidence who enjoys integrating a wide range of perspectives in the pursuit of health and science policies to benefit all Canadians. Author of two national bestsellers: The Cure for Everything: Untangling the Twisted Messages about Health, Fitness and Happiness and Is Gwyneth Paltrow Wrong About Everything?: When Celebrity Culture and Science Clash, he also hosts A User’s Guide to Cheating Death.

– Refreshments will be served  at 5:30pm 

– Remarks will start at 6:00pm

About the Talk

Popular culture is filled with health myths, pseudoscientific noise and dangerous conspiracy theories. In this provocative presentation, Professor Caulfield will debunk some of the most pernicious falsehoods and explore the cultural forces driving the rise and spread of health misinformation, including celebrity culture, social media, predatory journals, and the spinning of real science (and science-y language).

Biography: Timothy Caulfield is a Canada Research Chair in Health Law and Policy, a Professor in the Faculty of Law and the School of Public Health, and Research Director of the Health Law Institute at the University of Alberta. His interdisciplinary research on topics like stem cells, genetics, research ethics, the public representations of science and health policy issues has allowed him to publish over 350 academic articles. He has won numerous academic and writing awards and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, the Trudeau Foundation and the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences.


Is this event a part of The Ontario Public Health Convention?

This event is being hosted by the Public Health Alumni Association from the Dalla Lana School of Public Health during The Ontario Public Health Convention. It is not part of the TOPHC event. It is open for anyone to attend, not only alumni.

Must I be an attendee at the conference to attend? 

You do NOT have to be an attendee/ registrant at the conference to attend this talk. You DO have to pay the entry fee to this event, whether you are a conference attendee or not. This talk is NOT included in your conference registration. 

What time does this event start? 

There will be refreshments and appetizers from 5:30pm. Remarks will begin at 6:00pm, followed by a short awards ceremony, additional refreshments and networking. 

What is included in the price of my ticket? 

The ticket gains you access to a provocative talk by Timothy Caulfield, some appetizers and a free drink ticket. 

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Email the Public Health Alumni Association at