Advancing Integrity in Medical Education: Practical Tools to Help Recognize & Reduce Conflicts of Interest in Medicine

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.
The lecture will be recorded on Tuesday, December 2, 2014.

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Advancing Integrity in Medical Education: Practical Tools to Help Recognize & Reduce Conflicts of Interest in Medicine 

Featured Speakers:

Sallyann Bergh, MPA, Senior Associate, Prescription Project, The Pew Charitable Trusts
Jean Silver-Isenstadt, MD PHD, Executive Director, National Physicians Alliance
Britani Kessler, DO, National President, American Medical Student Association
Wells Wilkinson, JD, Staff Attorney and Senior Policy Analyst, Community Catalyst

Event Description:

Gifts and payments from drug companies to doctors have repeatedly been shown to influence prescribing habits toward new, brand-name products over long tested generic alternatives. In 2012, the drug industry spent more than $27 billion marketing medicines directly to doctors. In just the last five months of 2013, payments went to 546,000 individual physicians and almost 1,360 teaching hospitals. That means the majority—nearly 59% of practicing physicians in the US—received payments and other transfers of value directly from industry during that brief window of time. That is shocking.

The Partnership to Advance Conflict-Free Medical Education has worked over the past three years to decrease the influence of pharmaceutical marketing on doctors’ practices. This next Leadership Development Call will feature speakers from project partners including The Pew Charitable Trusts, the American Medical Student Association, Community Catalyst, and the National Physicians Alliance. These organizations have collaborated to improve conflict-of-interest policies at U.S. medical schools and teaching hospitals. Join us December 2nd for a discussion of new tools and best-practice standards to address conflict of interest at academic medical centers.


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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