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WORKSHOP: Drugs, standards and chronic illness

///WORKSHOP: Drugs, standards and chronic illness

WORKSHOP: Drugs, standards and chronic illness

WORKSHOP: Drugs, standards and chronic illness

27-28 November 2009

A two-day meeting held at the Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine, University of Manchester. http://www.chstm.manchester.ac.uk/newsandevents/conferences/drugsstandards/ Sponsored by the Research Networking Programme ‘Standard Drugs and Drug Standards’ of the European Science Foundation, with additional funding from the Wellcome Trust. Attendance is free, but please contact the organisers as places are limited. Carsten Timmermann: [email protected], Viviane Quirke: [email protected]

PROVISIONAL PROGRAMME

FRIDAY, 27 NOVEMBER

9:00 welcome

Session I – Therapeutics and the changing meanings of chronic illness

9:15

Christian Bonah and Nicolas Tschudy (University of Strasbourg) Of cattle, rats and men: A comparative history of laboratory and clinical developments of anti-vitamin K (Warfarin) in the US and France, 1930s-1970s

10:00

Carla Keirns (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor) Measured breath: Symptoms, spirometry and treatments for asthma and other chronic lung diseases

10:45 coffee break

11:00

Nicolas Henckes (CERMES, Paris) Chronicity, neuroleptics and the changing meaning of therapeutic in French psychiatry, 1950-1975

11:45

Jason Szabo (McGill University, Montreal) >From death sentence to chronic disease: Protease inhibitors and the transformation of the Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome

12:30 lunch break

Session II – Re-assessing risk: twentieth century models for understanding chronic illness

14:00

George Weisz (McGill University, Montreal) The US National Health Survey on Chronic Disease

14:45

Elodie Giroux (Lyon III University) Framingham and afterwards: The emergence of the notion of risk factor in the US and Britain

15:30 coffee break

16:00

Gerald M. Oppenheimer (City University of New York and Columbia University) Taking on risk: Coronary heart disease and randomized clinical trials in the 1960s

16:45

Teun Zuiderent-Jerak (Erasmus University Rotterdam) The issues, the evidence and their partial (dis-)connections: On the composition of the common good in guideline production

17:30

Commentary: Jeremy Greene (Harvard University, Cambridge, MA)

SATURDAY, 28 NOVEMBER

Session III – Standardizing patients and normalizing illness

9:00

Aaron Pascal Mauck (Harvard University, Cambridge, MA) The Institutionalization of type 2 diabetes risk in comparative perspective

9:45

Ulrike Thoms (Charité, Berlin) Diabetes, insulin and the role of patient organisations in Germany. 1930-1980

10:30 coffee break

11:00

Isabelle Baszanger (CERMES, Paris) Between ‘survivorship’ and ‘living with dying’: recreating normality in oncology

11:45

Carsten Timmermann (University of Manchester) ‘Because something had to be done’: Lung cancer, chemotherapy, and how to deal with a recalcitrant disease, circa 1960-1990

12:30 lunch break

Session IV – Making sense of difference

14:00

Tricia Close-Koenig (University of Strasbourg) Classification systems of cancer: Standardized and standardizing

14:45

Viviane Quirke (Oxford Brookes University) Different yet the same? Developing drugs for the treatment of heart disease and cancer at Imperial Chemical Industries, 1950s-1980s

15:30

Bas Peters, Anke-Hilse Maitland-Van der Zee (University of Utrecht) and Toine Pieters (VU Medical Center, Amsterdam) Pharmacogenetics in flux: Cardiovascular medicine and managing genetic differences, 1950-2009

16:15

Commentary: Paolo Palladino (University of Lancaster)

17:00

End of workshop

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