Managing Industry Conflict of Interest in the
Clinical &Academic Setting

This event was held in conjunction with the American Medical Student Association Empowering Future Physicians Conference on October 12.2012 at Nova Southeastern University and College of Osteopathic Medicine in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

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Welcome and Introduction
Anthony Silvagni, DO, PharmD, MSc, FACOFP, FAFPE, Dean, Nova Southeastern University, School of Osteopathic Medicine

Featured Speakers

Managing Industry COI in a Clinical Setting
David Evans, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine

David Evans, MD is a board-certified family physician offering a broad scope of services, including operative obstetrics and endoscopy. Dr. Evans received a B.S. in Biochemistry from the Pennsylvania State University and his M.D. from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine where he graduated with honors. After a year spent in Washington, DC as the National President of the American Medical Student Association he completed his residency in Family Medicine at Tacoma Family Medicine in Tacoma, Washington. For 15 year Dr. Evans practiced at Madras Medical Group where, in addition to providing clinical care was active in his local community and with organized medicine.  Most recently he completed a term as the President of the National Physicians Alliance. In April of 2012 Dr. Evans joined the faculty of the University of Washington School of Medicine where he is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine. Dr. Evans is the recipient of several community service and teaching awards.

Case Study: University of Florida’s Progress in COI
Gary Wimsett, Jr., JD, LHRM, Director, Conflict of Interest Program, University of Florida College of Medicine

Gary Wimsett directs the Conflict of Interest Program for the College of Medicine. He is a lecturer in Medical Ethics and Interdisciplinary Family Health. Mr. Wimsett also serves as a member of the President’s Council on Diversity. On the national level, he is a member of the Forum on Conflict of Interest and the Group on Business Affairs for the Association of American Medical Colleges and a member of the Executive Leadership group for the Association of Academic Health Centers.

CME Accreditation Statement

Program Name/Date and Location

National Grand Rounds – Managing Industry Conflict of Interest in the Clinical &Academic Setting in conjunction with the American Medical Student Association’s Empowering Future Physicians Conference at Nova Southeastern University and College of Osteopathic Medicine, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.  The webcast of the live event on October 12, 2012 was recorded for enduring materials for online viewing and CME.

Target Audience

Physicians, medical students, allied health professionals, and others interested in health policy.

Learning Objectives

  • Raise awareness among prescribers about pervasive pharmaceutical industry marketing  strategies focused on medical students and physicians to influence prescribing habits
  • Describe health policy, research and patient care implications for providers and patients resulting from industry relationships that create conflicts of interest
  • Identify best practices and advocacy opportunities for medical students and physicians to identify, address and manage potential conflicts of interest in the academic and clinical setting


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of CME Outfitters, LLC and the National Physicians Alliance.  CME Outfitters, LLC is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation

CME Outfitters, LLC designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.   Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure and Conflict of Interest Resolution

All conflicts of interest of any individual(s) in a position to control the content of this CME activity will be identified and resolved prior to this educational activity being provided. Disclosure about provider and faculty relationships, or the lack thereof, will be provided to the learners.

For more information/Contact information

National Physicians Alliance
888 16th St. NW, Suite 800, PMB#835
Washington, DC 20006
p. 202.420.7896  w.

Becky Martin, Project Manager
National Physicians Alliance (NPA)
cell:  941/518-7051

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This event offered as part of the Partnership to Advance Conflict-free Medical Education (PACME). This partnership and related materials were made possible by a grant from the state Attorney General Consumer and Prescriber Education Grant Program which is funded by the multi-state settlement of consumer fraud claims regarding the marketing of the prescription drug Neurontin.