Friday, October 27, 2006

Health Care Renewal Bloggers to Present at International Meetings

Just a small toot of our own horn...

Health Care Renewal bloggers will be presenting at two major upcoming international meetings.

This is short notice, but I will be presenting during a workshop on Health and Corruption, coordinated by Roger Bate, at the 12th International Anti-Corruption Conference (IACC), to be hosted by Transparency Internationl and held November 15-18 in Guatemala City, Guatemala. My particular topic will be health care corruption in the developed countries, particularly the US. Maureen Lewis will talk about corruption in health care sectors in developing countries, and Roger Bate will talk about the link between tariffs on medical interventions and corruption, and corruption in middle-income and poorer countries. The conference will also feature a Presidential Panel for seven Latin American and Caribbean Presidents.

Dr Wally Smith and I will be giving a "pre-course" on Changing Physicians' Behavior at the Society of General Internal Medicine Annual Meeting in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, April 25-28, 2007. The course will include a section on "when not to change behavior," that will address coping with ill-justified or ill-intentioned attempts to change behavior, especially those driven by vested interests.

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