Recognizing Conflicts of Interest & Initiating Change

This lecture series highlights advocacy and policy experts who provide technical assistance and leadership development for physicians, residents, and medical students interested in conflict-of-interest reform efforts.
This lecture was recorded on June 20, 2012.
Click to listen or download (58:01) – Link to Call Notes

Recognizing the Potential for Conflicts of Interest and Initiating Change

Featured Speakers:

  • David Grande, MD, MPA
    Assistant Professor of Medicine and a Senior Fellow at the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics at the University of Pennsylvania 

Dr. Grande is a general internist and practices at the academic general medicine practice in West Philadelphia and attends at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.  His research focuses on health policy for vulnerable populations and the influences of marketing in health care and on the medical profession.  Dr. Grande will discuss his own experiences promoting policies to limit conflicts of interest as a faculty member and previously as a resident.

  • Reshma Ramachandran, American Medical Student Association, PharmFree Fellow

Reshma is a rising fourth year medical student at Warren Alpert School of Medicine at Brown University.  She will discuss her new role as AMSA’s PharmFree Fellow including promoting evidence-based and not marketing based medical education as well as other opportunities to become involved in the PharmFree campaign related to limiting conflicts of interest in both the classroom and on the wards.

Call Recording – click to listen or download (58:01)
Link to Call Notes


This event is 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.

The Partnership to Advance Conflict‐free Medical Education (PACME) is a joint project of the National Physicians Alliance,  the American Medical Student AssociationCommunity Catalyst, and the Pew Charitable Trusts designed to create both external and internal pressure for medical schools and academic medical centers to adopt strong new conflict-of-interest policies.

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