University of Pittsburgh

Conflicts of Interest in the Practice of Medicine

A National Symposium
October 27, 2011 - 7:30amOctober 28, 2011 - 12:30pm
The University Club
University Dr A
Pittsburgh, PA 15260

Agenda

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Time  
7:30 – 8:15 am Registrat ion and Continenta l Breakfast
8:15 – 9:00 am

CONFERENCE WELCOME AND OPENING REMARKS

Mary Crossley, Dean, University of Pittsburgh School of Law

Edward Hutchinson, Executive Director, American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics

Conference Co-Chairs, Aaron S. Kesselheim, MD, JD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School and David Orentlicher, MD, JD, Samuel R. Rosen Professor of Law, Indiana University School of Law

9:00 – 9:45 am

SETTING THE STAGE: WHY DO CONFLICTS OF INTEREST MATTER

MODERATOR:
Aaron S. Kesselheim, MD, JD, MPH, Harvard Medical School

PRESENTER:
Christopher Robertson, JD, PhD, Associate Professor of Law, James E. Rogers College of Law, University of Arizona

9:45 – 10:00 am BREAK
10:00 – 10:45 am SETTING THE STAGE: WHAT DO WE KNOW FROM PRIOR CONSENSUS PANELS?

MODERATOR:
Eric G. Campbell, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard University School of Medicine

PRESENTER:
Bernard Lo, MD, Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco

10:45 – 11:00 am BREAK
11:00 am – 12:30 pm

REMAINING CHALLENGES: OVERCOMING BARRIERS TO REFORM

MODERATOR:
Kevin Outterson, JD, Associate Professor of Health Law, Bioethics and Human Rights, Boston University School of law

PRESENTER:
Richard S. Saver, JD, Professor of Law, University of North Carolina Law School; Adjunct Professor, Social Medicine, School of Medicine and Health Policy and Management, School of Public Health
Sunita Sah, MD, PhD, Post-doctoral Associate, Duke University, Fuqua School of Business
Derek J. Jones, JD, Professor, McGill University

12:30 – 2:00 pm
LUNCH
2:00 – 3:00 pm

EMERGIN AREAS OF DEBATE: MEDICAL DEVICES

MODERATOR:
Steven Joffe, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Dana Farber Cancer Institute

PRESENTER:
Rita F. Redberg, MD, MSc, Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco Medical Center and Editor-in-Chief, Archives of Internal Medicine
Kelly Dineen, JD, Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs and Instructor of Law, University of Saint Louis School of Law

3:00 – 4:30 pm

ANALYSIS : LEARNING FROM A CASE STUDY

MODERATOR:
Barbara E. Barnes, MD, MS Associate Vice Chancellor for Continuing Education and Industry Relationships and Associate Dean for CME, University of Pittsburgh

PRESENTER:
Harry Greenberg, MD, Senior Associate Dean for Research, Stanford University School of Medicine
Michelle Mello, JD, MPH, Professor of Law and Public Health, Harvard School of Public Health
Lindsey Murtagh, JD, Research Associate, Harvard School of Public Health

Friday, October 28, 2011

Time  
9:00 – 10:30 am

SOLUTIONS: “BEST PRACTICES” AND WHAT WORKS IN MANAGING CONFLICTS OF INTEREST

MODERATOR:
David Orentlicher, Indiana University School of Law

PRESENTER:
Marc A. Rodwin, JD, Professor of Law, Suffolk University Law School
Jeffrey B. Hammond, JD, Associate Professor of Law, Faulkner University School of Law

10:30 – 11:00 am
BREAK
11:00 am – 12:30 pm

MOVING FORWARD: NEXT STEPS

MODERATOR:
William M. Sage, MD, JD, Vice Provost for Health Affairs, University of Texas at Austin

PRESENTER:
Kate Greenwood, JD, Research Fellow and Lecturer of Law

To view the most current agenda go to www.aslme.org.

 

The American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics (ASLME) is proud to announce an upcoming national conference entitled Conflicts of Interest in the Practice of Medicine. The conference is generously funded by a grant from the Highmark Foundation of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, with additional funding contributed by the Jewish Healthcare Foundation and the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, and the University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences.

Researchers, clinicians, and the public are increasingly concerned about the effects of conflicts of interest in medicine. Studies have shown that sources of financial support impact the design and outcomes of biomedical research and the reporting of results. Physicians’ financial relationships can strongly affect the care they provide to patients. Because eliminating potential conflicts of interest is essentially impossible and may even be harmful, some have called for enhanced transparency about conflicts, while others have sought more strict regulation in this field. Innovative perspectives on managing conflicts of interest in medicine have emerged from an array of disciplines, including physicians, lawyers, economists, and other social scientists, but there have been few opportunities for members of these fields to share their ideas in one forum. The ASLME conference seeks to bring these disparate points of view together to inform and shape policy on this topic.

Conference Goals

This one-and-a-half day conference will feature an array of recognized national experts from academia who will discuss, debate, and propose best practices and approaches to the problem of conflicts of interest. This conference intends to foster a cross-disciplinary perspective on pertinent issues, and by the end of the conference, attendees will (1) learn about current consensus panel recommendations regarding management of conflicts of interest, (2) be able to describe remaining challenges to regulating conflicts of interest in key areas of research and medical practice, and (3) help fashion recommendations for the key players and identify other key steps in moving forward. The findings of the conference will be published in a special issue of The Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics, a leading health law journal read by many academics and policymakers in this field.

About the Sponsors

American Society of La w, Medicine & Ethics (ASLME)

ASLME is a non-profit multidisciplinary educational association whose mission is to provide high-quality scholarship, debate, and critical thought for the community of professionals at the intersection of law, medicine, health care, policy, and ethics. ASLME provides a dynamic forum for its members to engage in a valuable exchange of ideas from a wide range of perspectives. ASLME achieves this goal through two nationally acclaimed journals, the American Journal of Law and Medicine and the Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics, and by holding national symposia on topics of interest to its membership. For more information, visit aslme.org.

Highmark Foundation

Created in 2000, the Highmark Foundation is a charitable organization, a private foundation and an affiliate of Highmark Inc. Its mission is to improve the health, well-being and quality of life for individuals who live in the communities served by Highmark Inc., its affiliates and subsidiaries. The Foundation awards high-impact grants to charitable organizations and hospitals to launch programs aimed at improving community health. It also strives to support evidence-based projects that effect several counties and works collaboratively to leverage additional funding to achieve replicable models.

The Foundation addresses four key areas of health care concern: chronic disease, communicable disease, family health, and service delivery systems. Find more information about the Highmark Foundation at www.highmarkfoundation.com.

Jewish Healthcare Foundation

The Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) is a public charity that offers a unique blend of research, education, grantmaking and program management to advance the quality of clinical care and health of populations. Our current focus is promoting safety, best practice and efficiency at the front line of care, and building a workforce to sustain this. To accomplish its goals, JHF created the Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative (PRHI) in 1998, Health Careers Futures (HCF) in 2003, and the Center for Healthcare Quality and Payment Reform (CHQPR) in 2008. JHF is also a founding member of the Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement (NRHI). For more information, visit jhf.org.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Law

Pitt Law offers exceptional learning experiences through an internationally recognized faculty and a rigorous academic experience. The Law School prepares students to become excellent attorneys and leaders in both the legal profession and in society by training lawyers to take on the opportunities and challenges of 21st century legal practice in the United States and around the world.

The University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences

The University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences include six schools, which combine to make Pitt a major center of health sciences education and biomedical research. The six schools are the School of Medicine, Graduate School of Public Health, and the Schools of Dental Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, and Health and Rehabilitation Sciences.

Hotel and Travel Information

Conference Location

The conference sessions will take place at the University Club at the University of Pittsburgh located at 123 University Place, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Hotel Reservations

The Holiday Inn Pittsburgh University Center, located at 100 Lytton Avenue, in Pittsburgh, PA is offering rooms at a special rate of $127 per night plus taxes to conference attendees. Reservations can be made by calling 412-682-6200 or online at: www.holidayinn.com/hotels/us/en/pittsburgh/pitsp/ hoteldetail?groupCode=COI

Be sure to make your reservation by October 6, 2011.

For Driving Directions

For driving directions and other University Club information please go to: www.uc.pitt.edu/banquet/location

Continuing Education Credits

CME & CLE credits will be available to conference participants.

Continuing Medical Education Units

Accreditation

The American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the ACCME.

CME Credits

ASLME designates this educational activity for a maximum of 9.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure

To ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in this educational program, all faculty are required to disclose to the program audiences any association or apparent conflict(s) of interest that might be related to the content of their presentations.

Continuing Legal Education Units

ASLME is an accredited sponsor of continuing legal education programs according to the regulations of several states. ASLME routinely applies to various states upon request. Attorneys desiring accreditation must notify ASLME upon registering for the conference and must indicate for which state they are seeking credit.

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