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Selling Sickness & CatalystCon East

February 15, 2013

Each week the CSPH highlights upcoming workshops, conferences, or other continuing education opportunities pertaining to sexuality, gender, or reproductive justice issues. This week we are featuring Selling Sickness: People Before Profits and CatalystCon East.

Selling Sickness: People before Profits

Who: Selling Sickness
What: Selling Sickness: Profits Before People
Where: Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill
When: February 20-22, 2013
Why: “This conference will bring together academic medical reformers, consumer activists, and health journalists to examine the current scope of disease mongering and to develop strategies and coalitions for change. Topics will include misleading marketing, journalistic standards, over-treatment, over-diagnosis, whistleblowers, new roles for advocates, pharmacovigilance, clinical trials, activist narratives, new conflict of interest areas, evidence-based screening, igniting citizen outrage, and more. We will have plenary roundtables, panels, workshops, a unique Good News Exhibit Hall, and BOOKTIVISM training. Students and young activists are welcome!” For more information, you can visit the website here.


CatalystCon East

Who: CatalystCon, Dee Dennis
What: CatalystCon East
Where: Crystal City Marriott at Reagan Airport 1999 Jefferson Highway Arlington, VA 22202
When: March 15-17, 2013
Why: With topics ranging from feminist porn and senior sexuality to self-care for sexual professionals and tips for being a top presenter, CatalystCon is described by its founder Dee Dennis as a “melting pot of sexuality.” It’s designed to bring together sex educators, sex workers, writers, advocates and sex geeks for exceptional conversations about sexuality.  For more information, check out the website here.

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