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Are You Suffering?: Clinical Trials and Patient Selection
Prof. Joseph Dumit, Nate Greenslit
No enrollment limit, no advance sign up
Participants welcome at individual sessions (series)

Explores aspects of how clinical trial populations are sought out, and how the participants themselves come to experience themselves in these experimental settings. Clinical trial designers and managers are quite concerned about the "kinds of persons" that are appropriate for drug testing (ranging from concerns about so-called "placebo responders" to issues concerning the linkages between ethnicity, gender, race and epidemiology). This "Pharmaceuticals and Identity" symposium will investigate some of the ways in which assumptions about personhood and illness are built into clinical trials for pharmaceuticals, and how they are made meaningful by the participants themselves. This workshop is part of the Pharmaceuticals and Identity (Rx-ID) working group of the MIT Initiative on Technology and Self.
Contact: Nate Greenslit, E51-070, x3-6979, npg@mit.edu
Sponsor: Science,Technology & Society

Part 1
Prof. Joseph Dumit, Nate Greenslit
Thu Jan 22, 12-05:00pm, E51-278

Part 2
Prof. Joseph Dumit, Nate Greenslit
Fri Jan 23, 11am-05:00pm, E51-278

Part 3
Prof. Joseph Dumit, Nate Greenslit
Sat Jan 24, 10am-02:00pm, E51-275
Latest update: 12-Jan-2004

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