IFRT Programs at the 2007 ALA Annual Conference

Washington, D.C.

"Scientific and Health Information: The Threat Posed by Political Interference"
Sponsored by the  ALA Intellectual Freedom Round Table, Saturday, June 23, 1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m., Renaissance Mayflower, State Room.

Susan F. Wood, PhD will discuss the value of sound science in health care policy decision-making, the growing politicization of science, and the importance of scientific freedom in safeguarding the public interest. Dr. Wood resigned as Assistant Commissioner for Women's Health at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on August 31, 2005, in protest of the decision to once again delay over-the-counter status to Plan B emergency contraception, which recently received partial approval by the FDA. Cosponsored by GODORT, SRRT, and FTF.