Retraction Watch

Tracking retractions as a window into the scientific process

Upcoming Retraction Watch appearances

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Here’s a list of scheduled appearances. We’ll update as new dates are added. Find past appearances, often with links to presentations and videos, below the list. Interested in having us speak at your event or class? Contact us at ivan-oransky [at]



1: New York University School of Medicine Masters Scholars Program Colloquium, Ivan speaking

7-9: 1st International Students’ Congress of Research Integrity and Evidence-Based Practice, Kish Island, Iran, Ivan giving keynote (by Skype)

11: 11th World Stem Cell Summit and RegMed Capital Conference, Atlanta, Ivan speaking



29: Seminar series, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Ivan speaking


11: Biological Chemistry Seminar Series, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Ivan speaking

21-23: 2016 Obstetrics & Gynecology Editorial Board Meeting, Amelia Island, FL, Ivan speaking


15: University of California, Berkeley, Graduate School of Journalism, Ivan speaking

17: National Academy of Sciences Journal Summit, Washington, DC, Ivan speaking

25: Bentley University, Waltham, MA, Ivan speaking


19-22: Inaugural conference of the Open Scholarship Initiative (OSI2016), Fairfax, VA, Ivan participating


22-24: Evidence Live 2016, Oxford, UK, Ivan speaking




19: ScienceOnline2012, Raleigh, NC:  “Harassing the Powerful for Fun and Profit: An Informal Investigative Reporters’ Guide to Uncovering Secrets and Bypassing Flacks,” Ivan on panel with Charles Duhigg of the New York Times. An audience member captured the whole thing on video. Here’s a collection of resources.


10: “The Future of Research and Social Innovation,” Ivan moderating closing plenary at the EFC Research Forum Stakeholders Conference, Barcelona, Spain. Ivan’s presentation from another part of the meeting, “We Are All Gatekeepers Now,” available here.

18: Improbable Research show, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) meeting, Vancouver, Canada, Ivan on stage with Marc Abrahams


13: National Association of Children’s Hospitals and Related Institutions “Creating Connections” conference, Ivan giving talk on “What Makes Research News?  How to Get Journalists’ Attention,” St. Louis, MO. Ivan’s presentation is available here.

15: ORI Conference on Research Integrity, Adam speaking, Washington, DC. Talk available here.

19: Ivan addressing National Academy of Sciences’ Committee on Responsible Science meeting on “Ensuring the Integrity of the Research Process,” Washington, DC. Open to the public.

20: Science Online New York City (SONYC), Ivan on panel on detecting and deterring scientific fraud

23: Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Group on Institutional Advancement (GIA) National Professional Development Conference, Ivan on panel, “Scientific Publishing on Fast Forward,” Palm Springs, CA

30: Bioethics Bootcamp: Finding the Must-Read Angle for Science and Medical Stories, organized by Science Writers in New York (SWINY), the Hastings Center, and the City University of New York’s (CUNY)  journalism school, with support from the National Association of Science Writers (NASW), Ivan on panel on conflicts of interest among researchers and physicians, New York, NY. Presentation available here.


11: TEDMED 2012, Ivan giving talk, “Is the disease model sick — or just exhausted?”, Washington, DC. Coverage in The Atlantic and The Irish Times.

18-22: Association of Health Care Journalists annual meeting, Ivan and Gary Schwitzer running workshop, “Evaluating Medical Evidence for Journalists,” and Ivan presenting with Rob Logan on finding hidden gems in PubMed, Atlanta, GA. Medical evidence slides here.

23-24: Science Writing in the Age of Denial, Ivan on panel, “Fairness Without False Balance,” Madison, Wisconsin

30:” The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: What Retractions Tell Us About Scientific Transparency,” Ivan giving talk at the Wadsworth Center, New York State Department of Health, Albany


2: Ivan moderating post-show discussion for Headstrong, featuring Peter Keating and Jill Brooks

10-11: Ivan speaking at the University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada

20: Council of Science Editors Annual Meeting, Ivan on panel, “Coping With Retractions: What’s an Editor to Do?” Seattle, WA

23: Scripps Howard Institute on the Environment and Science at Florida Atlantic University, Ivan speaking on peer review and corruption in science, Jupiter, FL. Slides available here.

31: Brazilian Meeting on Research Integrity, Science and Publication Ethics (BRISPE II), Ivan presenting on “Science publishing: The paper is not sacred,” in Sao Paolo


26: Drug Information Association 2012, Ivan on panel, “Publish or Perish — Retracted Scientific Literature,” Philadelphia, PA


14: International Society of Managing and Technical Editors North American Conference, Washington, DC: “Retraction Watch – How We Find Our Stories and What We Find,” Adam speaking on panel


7: Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle: Biomedical Research Integrity Program, Ivan giving a talk

24: E-Patient Connections 2012, Philadelphia: Ivan speaking


21: “What Are the Different Types of Nonfinancial Conflicts of Interest and How Should They Be Disclosed Among Investigators, Presenters, and Practitioners?” CHEST 2012, Atlanta, Ivan on panel

31: HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology seminar series, Huntsville, AL, Ivan speaking on retractions Cancelled by Hurricane Sandy


7: Society for Scholarly Publishing Fall Seminar, Washington, DC, Ivan speaking as part of “Publishing Ethics in the New Paradigm: Proactive strategies to maintain high standards for ethics and integrity in today’s environment”

12: Research Misconduct – A Publishing Perspective, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Adam giving talk

12-13 U.S. National Cancer Institute’s Cancer Research in the Media: International Workshop for Scientific Journalism, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Ivan on several panels

19: “RetractionWatch: Tracking Retractions as a Window into the Scientific Process,” Ivan and Adam giving session in Weill Cornell Medical College’s 2012 Course in the Responsible Conduct of Research, Uris Auditorium, New York

28: 2nd Annual New York Emergency Medicine Health Policy Assembly, New York, Ivan speaking

29: Scientific Studies: All You Need to Know—About What You’re Really Reading, Ivan speaking, SWINY/AHCJ event at CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, New York


20: ILSI Annual Meeting, Miami, FL, Ivan giving keynote, “The Role of Media in Reporting and Educating the Public about Scientific Issues.” Video available here.

30-February 3: ScienceOnline2013, Raleigh, NC, Ivan co-moderating panel on covering scientific studies with skepticism


15: Ivan speaking to students in the National Association of Science Writers (NASW) mentoring program, Boston (during AAAS meeting)


14-17: Association of Health Care Journalists annual meeting, Boston, Ivan on two panels


4-5: University of Texas Pan-American PACE Ethics conference, Edinburg, TX, Ivan speaking

9: World Health Care Congress, Washington, DC, Ivan serving as Keynote Chairperson

27: Adam giving a keynote at the annual meeting of the Canadian Association of Research Ethics Boards (CAREB) in Calgary

30: “Envy: Does Scientific Competition Corrupt Science?” at the New York Academy of Sciences, New York,  Ivan on panel


3: Ivan speaking at Concordia University, Montreal

5: Council of Science Editors meeting, Montreal, Ivan on panel, “The Life of A Retraction

6: “From Stolen Ideas to False Data: Shining a Light on Scientific Misconduct,” Adam speaking on panel at ARVO (Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology) Annual Meeting, Seattle

7: Third World Conference on Scientific Integrity, Montreal, Ivan part of plenary

8: Adam participating in a plagiarism workshop at Colorado State University in Fort Collins


5: Society for Scholarly Publishing, San Francisco, Ivan part of workshop, “Mind Your Publication Ethics

10: Friends of National Library of Medicine meeting, Bethesda, MD, Ivan speaking

14: University of Alabama at Birmingham, Ivan giving talk,”Can you believe what you read in the (scientific and news)papers?”

14: Association of Health Care Journalists regional workshop, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Ivan moderating panel, “Challenges Facing Rural Hospitals”

26-27: World Conference of Science Journalists, Helsinki, Ivan on panel, “Can We Still Trust Science?” and speaking at closing plenary


29: Rockefeller University’s Summer Science Research Program, New York, Ivan speaking on “Bioethics and Medicine”


1: National Association of Black Journalists, Orlando, FL, Ivan on panel

8: CUMC/ColumbiaDoctors Social Media for Physicians Conference, New York, Ivan on panel


18: Scientific Exposition and Ethics (SEE) Course at the Watson School of Biological Sciences at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, New York, Ivan guest-lecturing

21: New York School of Regional Anesthesia meeting, New York, Adam speaking on “Epidemic of Retractions in Anesthesiology

27: “Research Misconduct: Lessons Learned From Three Years of Retraction Watch,” Adam speaking at Madame Tussaud’s, New York, as part of the AIM-Radial Course


18: RetractionWatch: Tracking Retractions as a Window into the Scientific Process,” Ivan and Adam giving session in Weill Cornell Medical College’s 2013 Course in the Responsible Conduct of ResearchUris Auditorium, New York

21: “Health Behind Bars: The Impact of the Affordable Care Act on the US Justice System (and How to Report it),” John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York, Ivan moderating panel

21: “What Makes a Great Play About Science,” New York, Ivan on EST/Sloan Foundation panel

23: University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Ivan guest-lecturing


4: Calorie Control Council’s 2013 meeting, Ponte Vedre Beach, FL, Ivan giving talk, “New Media, Traditional Media: How are messages getting through in today’s ecosystem?”

15: New York University Responsible Conduct of Research training, Ivan moderating panel

20-22: Karolinska Institutet and Nov2K, Stockholm, Sweden: Ivan giving series of talks


11: 3rd Annual New York Emergency Medicine Health Policy Assembly, New York, Ivan speaking

11: Canadian Association of Research Ethics Boards, Toronto, Adam speaking



13-14: Publish or Perish? The Future of Academic Publishing & Careers, University of California, Davis, Ivan speaking

17-19: Kavli Foundation Symposium on the Future of Science Journalism, Ivan moderating session on International Journalism

27-March 1: Post-Publication Peer Review on the web: Benefits, risks and ways forward, ScienceOnline2014, Ivan moderating panel


27-30: Association of Health Care Journalists annual meeting, Denver, Ivan leading two workshops


3: F1000 Tweetchat on reproducibility featuring Ivan

5: Talkback with playwright Carla Ching and game theorist Debraj Ray following Ching’s play “Fast Company,” Ensemble Theatre, New York, Ivan moderating

7: University of the Sciences, Philadephia, Ivan speaking

25: Special Symposium: Medical Journals and the Media – A Common Purpose, Society of General Internal Medicine, San Diego, Ivan on panel

30: STM Annual U.S. Spring Conference, Washington, DC, Ivan on panel, “Ethics and Trust in Journal Publishing: How sound is the system?


14-16: European Health Journalism conference, Coventry, UK, Ivan speaking


15-17: Vienna Biocenter (VBC) PhD retreat, Zwettl, Lower Austria, Ivan speaking

18: UK Conference on Science Journalism, London, Ivan speaking

27: Korean Medical Association, Seoul, Ivan speaking


3: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Ivan guest-lecturing Tom Linden’s class

11: “The trouble with research misconduct: from identification to response and beyond:” Panel at Weill-Cornell Medical College, New York, Ivan and Adam speaking

22: Misha Angrist’s Duke University course, Ivan guest lecturing (webinar)


2: “What Retractions Tell Us About Scientific Transparency,” Ivan guest-lecturing at the Andrews University Chemistry Seminar Series (webinar)

6: “Retraction Watch at Four — What Retractions Tell Us About the Failures (and Successes) of Scholarly Publishing,” Adam speaking in New York

9: Biomedical Engineering Seminar Series, MIT, Cambridge, MA, Ivan guest lecturing

14: “What Could Make A Great Play About Science?” Ensemble Sloan Theatre/Sloan’s Fall Artist Cultivation Event, New York, Ivan moderating panel

15: Fall meeting, Rutgers University Chapter of Beta Phi Mu, The International Library and Information Studies Honor Society, New Brunswick, NJ, Ivan speaking

16-18: Annenberg Public Policy Center in Philadelphia on the Science of Science Communication, Ivan speaking

28: Surgical Journal Editor’s Group, American College of Surgeons, San Francisco, Ivan speaking


17: American Medical Writers Association Delaware Valley Chapter, New Brunswick, Ivan speaking


3-5: World Stem Cell Summit, San Antonio, TX, Ivan speaking



24: AMWA Southwest 2015 John P. McGovern Award Lecture, Houston, Ivan speaking


10: OREI Keynote Seminar, Melbourne University, Australia, Ivan speaking

12-14: 27th Lorne Cancer Conference, Lorne, Australia, Ivan speaking

20: Montana State University, Bozeman, Adam speaking


30: Experimental Biology 2015, Boston, Ivan on panel, “Research Reporting in the 21st Century: How It is Different and Why You Should Care


15: Reddit Ask Us Anything, featuring Ivan and Charon Pierson, noon to 1 p.m. (online)

16: “Catching Errors: Peer Review and Retractions in Publishing,” American Chemical Society Webinar program, Ivan speaking

23-26: Association of Health Care Journalists national conference, Santa Clara, Calif., Ivan speaking

27-28: Advancing Research Communication and Scholarship conference, Philadelphia, Ivan speaking


5-6: “Does The Public Trust Science?” Washington, DC, Ivan on planning committee and moderating panel

18: Council of Science Editors annual meeting, Philadelphia, Ivan speaking

31-June 3: 4th World Conference on Research Integrity, Rio, Ivan speaking


8-12: World Conference of Science Journalists, Seoul, Ivan speaking

12: Dutch Association of Science Journalists’ Bessensap annual meeting, The Hague, Adam speaking

15: George Washington University Ethics & Publishing Conference, Washington, DC, Ivan speaking

29: Rockefeller University’s Summer Science Research Program, New York, Ivan speaking on “Bioethics and Medicine”


13: Symposium on Scientific Misconduct – A Cautionary Guide for Researchers, New York University School of Medicine, New York, Ivan on panel

27-29: Green Mountain DNA Conference, Ivan speaking


4: International Academy of Nursing Editors annual meeting, Las Vegas, NV, Adam and Ivan speaking

21-23: Responsible Conduct in Research (RCR) Ethics Retreat, Duke University, Beaufort, NC, Ivan speaking


11: Ethics for the Social Sciences and Humanities in Times of Summer School REDA, “Research Ethics in the Digital Age, Mediatization and Digitization,” Dresden, Germany, Ivan speaking

11: St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto, Adam giving Grand Rounds

17: Ivan and Adam giving session in Weill Cornell Medical College’s Course in the Responsible Conduct of Research, New York

28-30: Applied Risk Communication for the 21st Century, Harvard School of Public Health, Ivan speaking

28-30: Association of Research Integrity Officers 2015 Conference, Denver, Adam speaking


3: American Medical Writers Association annual meeting, San Antonio, Texas, Ivan speaking

6: New York University School of Medicine Dialogue Lunch Session, “So You Want to Be A Doctor-Writer?” Ivan giving talk

8: Medical Library Association, Midcontinental Chapter Virtual Meeting, Ivan giving keynote

10: Science Writers 2015 (annual meeting of the National Association of Science Writers), Cambridge, MA, Ivan on panel, “PIOs: How to pitch a story (without being annoying),” Shannon on panel, “Fact-checking: How to get everything perfectly right, always.”

11-15: AHCJ Fellowship On Comparative Effectiveness Research, Washington, DC, Ivan speaking

15-16: Southeastern Society of Toxicology — Environmental and Occupational Health annual meeting, Tampa, FL, Alison Abritis speaking

23: Nutrition Colloquium, New York University, Ivan speaking

30: Association of Health Care Journalists’ Journalism Workshop on Evidence-Based-Medicine, Washington, DC, Ivan speaking


2: The Philomathean Society, Philadelphia, Alison McCook speaking

4: “Retractions: Studying, Watching, Avoiding:” Toxicology Student Association Guest Lecture Series, University of South Florida, Tampa, Alison Abritis speaking

6: Emory Office of Research Compliance symposium, Atlanta, Ivan speaking

10: Canadian Cancer Research Conference, Montreal, Ivan on panel

13: MacAulay Honors College, Brooklyn College, Ivan guest-lecturing

Written by Ivan Oransky

December 24th, 2011 at 3:13 pm

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