16 November 2019: Catherine Riva joined the conference «Medical scandals: the role of journalists and whistleblowers» at the Health Trade Fair organized by Planète Santé. Panel discussion with Christophe Ungar (RTS) and Prof. Olivier Lamy (CHUV), moderated by Isabelle Moncada (RTS). CERM Martigny (CH).
7-9 October 2019: Catherine Riva joined the 4Es Forum Improving the detection, analysis and reporting of harms in medicines, a three-day workshop organized and sponsored by the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine (CEBM Oxford) and Uppsala Monitoring Centre, WHO’s Programme for International Drug Monitoring. At the session “Potential solutions to the problems of pre-marketing approvals”, Catherine spoke about Re-Check investigation’s findings on ghost-management and capture at work during the HPV vaccine approval and our Re-Check on-going research project on ghost-management (GhoMan – Chasing the Ghosts). Ettore Majorana Foundation and Centre for Scientific Culture, Erice (I).
25-29 September 2019: At the Global Investigative Journalism Conference 2019 (GIJC19) in Hamburg (D) two Re-Check presentations by Serena Tinari: an half-day workshop organized by CFI, the French media development agency, and GIJN’s Investigating Health and Medicine – Tips & Techniques (1).
At GIJC19 was launched #MédiaLabInvestigation, a new CFI project to support the specialization of investigative journalists in the field of health and the production of quality investigations. Re-Check is excited to be involved in the project to provide consultancy, training and mentorship in collaboration with Tunisian investigative journalist Hanene Zbiss Zbiss. At GIJC19 Serena contributed also to the “Documentaries Track” with the panels How to Finance Your Investigative Documentary, Pitching Your Documentary Idea and the coaching session Meet the Mentor.
4 July 2019: Keynote Serena Tinari “Evidence-Based Medicine and muckraking: investigating health and medicine”. Congrès de l’immersion communautaire, Faculty of Medicine, Lausanne University (CH).
2-6 June 2019: Serena Tinari was a jury member for ScienceFlashTalk by the Swiss School of Public Health SSPH+, a foundation of swissuniversities. Bern (CH).
31 May 2019: Coaching of Pitch section finalists by Serena Tinari and Susanne Reber. DIG Awards, international investigative film festival, Riccione (I).
16-19 May 2019: European Investigative Journalism Conference Dataharvest #EIJC19, Mechelen (B). Panels by Serena Tinari:“Be a better health and medicine reporter” and “Safety when crossing borders”; Serena also moderated the debates “How to apply for work grants – meet the right funder” and “Journalism with a cause – about journalism versus advocacy”.
20 May 2019: Presentation by Catherine Riva “HPV vaccines – EBM and investigations”. On invitation by the research team for evaluation and modeling of therapeutics effects (Equipe Evaluation et modélisation des effets thérapeutiques), Pr Rémy Boussageaon, Pr Michel Cucherat et Pr François Gueyffier. Clinical Pharmacology department – UMR 5558, Faculty of Medicine Laennec, University of Lyon 1 (F).
6 May 2019: Presentation by Catherine Riva “Investigating and mapping ghost-management at work: the case of HPV vaccines”. Summer Institute 2019 “Feminist Activism and the Health Industries”, Simone de Beauvoir Institute, Concordia University, Montreal (CND).
26 April 2019: Patti chiari (RSI) broadcasting of Serena Tinari investigation, with the collaboration of Catherine Riva, on mammography screening programs “Mammografia: serve davvero?”, with a live debate with Pr Michael Baum and Dr Olivia Pagani.
29 March 2019: Panel by Serena Tinari “Ta en grundig helsesjekk! (Take a thorough health check!)”. Yearly investigative journalism conference of SKUP (Association for critical and investigative press, http://www.skup.no/). Oseberg (Oslo) (N).
12 March 2019: Lecture by Catherine Riva “Susciter l’intérêt des médias – et endormir leur attention?”, for the Certificate of Advanced Studies CAS Promotion de la santé et santé communautaire organized by the Institute of Global Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of Geneva (CH).
8 January 2019: Presentation by Catherine Riva “Overdiagnosis and Too Much Medicine. Take-home messages from the #PODC2018 conference”. Service of Clinical Pharmacology, Lausanne University Hospital CHUV (CH).