Keynote Speakers

Dan Ariely

Dan Ariely is the James B. Duke Professor of Psychology and Behavioral Economics at Duke University, with appointments at the Fuqua School of Business, the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, the Department of Economics, and the School of Medicine. His research focuses on the forces that influence behavior -- notably our irrationalities. His most recent book, The (Honest) Truth about Dishonesty: How We Lie to Everyone - Especially Ourselves, examines why cheating, lying and dishonesty occur, and how dishonest behavior may be contagious. It suggests, for example, that small and immediate behavioral triggers may be effective in countering temptations to misbehave. His other books are Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions, and The Upside of Irrationality: The Unexpected Benefits of Defying Logic at Work and at Home. His work has been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Boston Globe, Business 2.0, Scientific American, and Science.

Michael J.G. Farthing

Michael Farthing is Vice-Chancellor and Professor of Medicine at the University of Sussex. He was founding chairman of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and is Vice Chair and a member of the Board of UK Research Integrity Office (UKRIO). He was formerly Principal and Professor of Medicine at St George's, University of London and Executive Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Glasgow. He has served as a member of the General Medical Council, and is a past President of the British Society of Gastroenterology and the European Association of Gastroenterology, Endoscopy & Nutrition. He is President Elect of the United European Gastroenterology Federation. He was editor of Gut from 1996-2002, is an editorial board member of several international gastroenterology journals, and Head of Faculty for Gastroenterology & Hepatology for F1000.

John P.A. Ioannidis

John P.A. Ioannidis currently holds the C.F. Rehnborg Chair in Disease Prevention at Stanford University and is Professor of Medicine, Professor of Health Research and Policy, and Director of the Stanford Prevention Research Center at Stanford University School of Medicine, and Professor of Statistics (by courtesy) at Stanford University School of Humanities and Sciences. His PLoS Medicine paper on "Why most Published Research Findings are False," has been the most-accessed article in the history of Public Library of Science. From 1999 until 2010 he chaired the Department of Hygiene and Epidemiology at the University of Ioannina School of Medicine in Greece, as a tenured professor since 2003, and he has also held adjunct professor appointments at Harvard, Tufts, and Imperial College. He is Editor-in-Chief of the European Journal of Clinical Investigation and has served as President of the Society for Research Synthesis Methodology and as a member of the editorial board of 27 leading international journals. He has received the European Award for Excellence in Clinical Science for 2007, and has been inducted in the Association of American Physicians and in the European Academy of Cancer Sciences.


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