Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Pharmed Out's conference. "Medical Behavior in a Commercial World: Who Is Responsible?", June 6-7, 2013 at Georgetown University.

Pharmed Out's highly-acclaimed annual CME conference. "Medical Behavior in a Commercial World: Who Is Responsible?", will be held on June 6-7, 2013 at Georgetown University.

This year, we will explore the ethical responsibilities of health care providers, medical journals, industry and payers on therapeutic choices, and the public health implications of pharmaceutical and medical device marketing. We will have a surprise guest: a former pharmaceutical executive from a top 5 company who will be discussing ethical conflicts inside the industry.

Our all-star lineup also includes:

- Marcia Angell MD, author of The Truth About Drug Companies: How They Deceive Us and What to Do About It;  former editor-in-chief, NEJM
- Virginia Barbour MD, chief editor, PLoS Medicine
- Elizabeth Loder MD, editor, BMJ
- Carl Elliott MD PhD, author of White Coat, Black Hat: Adventures on the Dark Side of Medicine and Better Than Well
- Charlie Ornstein, Senior Editor, ProPublica
- Diana Zuckerman PhD, president of the National Research Center for Women and Families
- Daniel Carlat MD, director of the Pew Prescription Project
- A ghostwriter describing how he helped sell Low Testosterone Syndrome (?Low-T?)

It's a wonderful, interdisciplinary, international  conference that receives no industry funding and provides up to 9.5 CME credits. The agenda and flyers for posting are available at

Contact Nicole Dubowitz or (202) 687-7845 with questions.
Adriane Fugh-Berman MD
Associate Professor
Department of Pharmacology and Physiology
Georgetown University Medical Center
(202) 687-7845 or (202) 687-1191

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