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Conflict of Interest in Academic Medicine: Transparency and the Journey to Relationship Management

Conflict of interest in academic medicine has received a lot of attention recently in Canada and internationally. Industry plays an important role health care education, clinical care, and research. Industry’s relationship with physicians, hospitals, patients, researchers, healthcare learners, academic faculty, and journal authors can be complex and potentially challenging if not carefully examined. Join us for a discussion on conflict of interest in academic medicine featuring speakers from industry, the Faculty of Medicine, and research hospitals to learn about how these stakeholders are addressing conflict of interest issues in ground-breaking ways.

Panel 1:

Moderator: Shanon Vanin Manager, Toronto Academic Health Science Network

Speaker: Stephan Ekmekjian, Director of Health Care Compliance, Medical Devices, Johnson & Johnson & Chairman of Medical Devices Canada’s Compliance Committee
Speaker: Lorraine Ferris, Associate Vice President, Research Oversight and Compliance, University of Toronto

Panel 2:

Moderator: Wendy Lawrence, Director, Compliance, Privacy & Risk Management, The Hospital for Sick Children

Speaker: Charlie Chan, Vice President – Medical Affairs, University Health Network
Speaker: Leah Daniels, Director, Compliance, University Health Network
Speaker: Sarah Lowy, Director, Corporate Legal Services, CAMH
Speaker: Tamara Birkenheier, Director, Legal and Compliance, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

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