Archive | October 2013

2013 Roundtable Schedule

Wednesday 20 November

All sessions: P&S Building, 16th Floor, Room 16-405, 630 W. 168th St.

8:30-8:45 Registration and breakfast
8:45-9:00 Welcome (Jeremy Simon)
9:00-10:30 Session 1: Clinical Trials (Chair – Miriam Solomon)
Kirstin Borgerson An Argument for Fewer Clinical Trials
Sean Valles The “Lumping” vs. “Splitting” Problem in Studies of the Hispanic Paradox
Maya Goldenberg The Double Standard of Care in Multinational Clinical Trials
10:30-10:45 BREAK
10:45-12:15 Session 2: Evidence (Chair – Jonathan Fuller)
Chris Blunt The Myth of the Hierarchy of Evidence
Jennifer Bulcock  The Status of Mechanistic Evidence in Evidence-Based Medicine
Leah McClimans The Role of Measurement in Establishing Evidence-Based Medicine
12:15-1:30 LUNCH
1:30-2:45 Keynote Speaker: Rita Charon
2:45-3:00 BREAK 
3:00-5:00 Session 3: Facts, values and disease (Chair – Ramesh Prasad)
Susan Hawthorne Getting Facts and Values Right in Clinical Science: Examples from the Bariatric Surgery Literature
Helena Drage Making Sense of the Value of Health: Health as a Thick Concept
Hanna van Loo and Jan-Willem Romeijn Comorbidity in Psychiatry: Fact or Artifact
Rachel Ankeny Shifting Index Cases in Degenerative Neurological Disease: a Philosophical Analysis of Recent Research on Huntington’s Disease

Thursday 21 November

AM sessions: Russ Berrie Building, 1st Floor, Lecture Hall 2, 1150 St. Nicholas Avenue

PM sessions: P&S Building, 16th Floor, Room 16-405, 630 W. 168th St.

8:30-8:45 Registration and breakfast 
8:45-10:15 Keynote speaker: Ross Upshur 
10:15-11:45 Session 4: Medical explanation (Chair – Ashley Graham Kennedy)
Lauren Ross Explanations and Explanatory Models in Biomedicine
Tobias Huber Network Analysis and the Brain
Michael Cournoyea Suffering Unknown and Unknowable: Medically Unexplained Physical Symptoms as a Challenge to Medical Explanations
11:45-1:15 LUNCH
1:15-3:15 Session 5: Measurement, prediction and progress (Chair – Jeremy Howick)
Erik Angner Apgar Scores and Measurement in Philosophy and Medicine
Maël Lemoine What Does it Take to Naturalize a Mental Disorder?
Nina Atanasova Animal Predictions of Human Responses
William Goodwin Revolution and Progress in Medicine
3:15-3:30 BREAK
3:30-5:00 Session 6: Health (Chair – Alain Leplege)
Cristian Saborido, María González-Moreno and Juan Carlos Hernández Bringing the Philosophy of Biology and the Philosophy of Medicine Closer Together: Natural Normativity and the Theoretical Definition Of Health And Disease
Antoine C. Dussault and Anne-Marie Gagné An Account of Health as Homeostatic Maintenance of Design, and some Epistemological Remarks
Lydia du Bois Doing Away with Pathology: The Role of Context in Naturalistic Theories of Health