Academic Talks

Selected talks since 2011

‘Dispositions and Causal Evidence in Medicine’.  Philosophy and Methodology of Medicine, conference held by Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München and University of Kent, June 1-2, 2021. Read paper.

‘Evidence of biological mechanism and health predictions: and insight into clinical reasoning’.  Philosophy and Methodology of Medicine, conference held by Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München and University of Kent, June 1-2, 2021. Read pre-print. 

CaptureMaking sense of expert disagreement during the COVID-19 pandemic’.  Evidence in Virulent Times, an interdisciplinary symposium, digital symposium held by University of Uppsala and University on Munich, May 17, 2021. Read blog post.

Expanding the Meaning of Causal Evidence in Medicine. Challenges and Achievements of CauseHealth. Critiquing Evidence Criticism, digital workshop held by the DFG- research group Evidence Practices – Practicing Evidence, University on Munich, march 21-23, 2021.

‘An attempt to transform scientific controversies into constructive dialogue’, Interdisciplinarity and Expert Disagreement in Sustainability Research: Uncovering the Philosophical Biases of Scientific Controversies. digital conference held by NMBU, 10-11 June, 2020. See presentation.

‘Scientific Evidence Evaluation and Experts Disagreement: How to Make it Work’ at Reasoning About Evidence: Logical, Historical and Philosophical perspectives workshop held by the University of Ghent, November, 5, 2019. Abstract.

‘Philosophy of Evidence: Dimensions of Evidence and Criteria for Standard Improvements’ (with Barbara Osimani, Rani Anjum et al) at the Roundtable held by the WHO Uppsala Monitoring Center , at Evidence Live 2018 , Oxford, June 18, 2018. Abstract.

“Causation, Complexity and Evidence in Health Sciences” (with Rani Anjum) at the Uppsala Monitoring Center 40th Anniversary Celebration held at the WHO Uppsala Monitory Center, May 17, 2018. Read Handout.

“Science as religion”, at the CAPS Presents Lecture Series held at NMBU, April 17 2018. See video.

“Escaping Plato’s World of Forms Approaching Causal Processes for Real Life Contexts” (with Rani Anjum) at the Final Conference of the RCT Project ‘A Process Ontology for Contemporary Biology’ held by the ProBio project group, London, March 18. Read handout.

“Guidelines and the evidence of mechanism: looking for a missing link” at The Guideline Challenge: Philosophy, Practice, Policy conference, held by the CauseHealth group in Oxford, UK, October 10, 2017. Listen to podcast.

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“‘The airbag problem’ in risk assessment: how mechanistic knowledge influences the evaluation of new evidence” at the Mechanisms in Medicine conference, held by the Univesity of Kent, Canterbury, July 4, 2017. Listen to podcast.

“Exploring the roots of experts’ disagreement about risk: idealisations, basic assumptions, evidence” at the workshop on Causal inference in context: evidence, experts and disagreement, held by the Normative Inferences and Interferences in Scientific Research group, Madrid, May 9, 2017

“Post Market Risk Assessment of Drugs as a Way to Uncover Causal Mechanisms” (with Rani Anjum) at the conference Drug safety, probabilistic causal assessment, and evidence synthesis, held at the Center for Mathematical Philosophy, Munich, January 28, 2017. Read handout.

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“Person-Centered Risk Assessment Of Drugs: A Missing Link Between Scientists And Clinicians” at The Third Annual Conference And Awards Ceremony Of The European Society For Person Centered Healthcare held at the St George’s Hospital, University of London, September 29, 2016.

“Same Evidence, Different Assessment: Role of Primary Suppositions in the Scientific Discernment of Risk” (with Fredrik Andersen) at Descartes Lectures 2016, held at the University of Tilburg,  September 6, 2016. Read handout.

“Qualitative Side-Effect Database: Toward An Improved Customization Of Pharmacological Treatment” at N=1 – Causal Reasoning and Evidence for Clinical Practice, held at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Ås, January 12, 2016.

“Pollen From Genetically Modified Bt Maize Does Not Promote Allergic Responses In Mice” (with Monica Andereassen et al) at the Annual meeting of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, held in Atlanta, USA, February 2014. Read abstract.

Capture talk2“Of Mice And Men: Do Animal Models Inform Us About Human Conditions?” (with Fredrik Andersen), at the Philosophy of Science Forum, UMB, Ås, December 12, 2013. Abstract and podcast.

“Reductionism and context simplification in Developmental Biology: Some Considerations from a Study Case” at the CauBio Symposium – Causation and Complexity in Biology and Beyond, NMBU, Ås, October 18 2011.

“Understanding Complexity in the Developing Brain: An Unsolved Case” at the Philosophy of Science Forum, NMBU, Ås, September 23 2011. Abstract.

“Eco- Immuno-Toxicology: a Paradigm Change in Risk Assessment of Genetically Modified Crops” at the Scientific Forum, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Florianoplis, Brazil, May 13th 2011.

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