Conflict of Interest in Education & Clinical Care (May 7)

May 1, 2015  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

Have we hit the mark with Medical School conflict of interest policies? Join University of Michigan medical staff and faculty for a lively discussion of real world case studies involving biomedical industry-sponsored speakers’ bureaus, industry support for professional education, and educational grants from industry to support presentations that could influence patient care.

The guest speaker for the event is David S. Raiford, M.D., Vanderbilt Health System, associate vice chancellor for Health Affairs, chief of staff, senior associate dean for Faculty Affairs, and professor of Medicine.

Among Dr. Raiford’s many contributions is the creation and implementation of VUMC’s conflict of interest policy, which has garnered national attention for being principled, practical and comprehensive. Dr. Raiford is chair elect of the Association of American Medical College’s Forum on Conflict of Interest. He is also a driving influence behind the Association’s COI Metrics Project, which seeks to measure the costs, impact and outcomes of the recently revised, more stringent, federal rules governing financial conflicts of interest in PHS-funded research: “Responsibility of Applicants for Promoting Objectivity in Research for which PHS Funding is Sought.”

This program will be held Thursday, May 7 from 5 – 6:30 p.m. in Ford Auditorium – University Hospital, 1500 Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor.

Refreshments will be served.