Beware of predatory conferences: they want your cash and offer nothing worthwhile
We probably have all heard of predatory journals. The phenomenon of 'predatory conferences' seems to be less-well appreciated. Hardly a day goes by that I do not receive emails like the one below: ________________________________________________________ Dear Dr. E Ernst , Good day! After the success of Traditional Medicine-2018 in Rome, Italy, on behalf of the Organizing committee, we are delighted to invite you to be a speaker at our upcoming "3rd World Congress and Expo on Traditional and Alternative Medicine" (Traditional Medicine-2019) which will be held during June 06-08, 2019 in Berlin, Germany. Traditional Medicine-2019 will focus on the theme "Natural and Scientific Approach for Treatment and Rehabilitation"... _________________________________________________________ I have chosen this particular one because it refers to the success of a recent conference in Rome. This is a conference where I was a member of the organising committee and have been listed as a keynote speaker.
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