Course on Trustworthiness of Clinical Practice Guidelines
Dr Roy Poses and Dr Wally Smith will be teaching a course on Trustworthiness of Clinical Practice Guidelines at the Annual North American meeting of the Society for Medical Decision Making, Doral, Florida, 18-22 October, 2014.
Particularly relevant to Health Care Renewal, the course will focus on reasons physicians may fail to trust clinical practice guidelines, including concerns about the integrity of the evidence base supporting the
guidelines, particularly due to manipulation and suppression of clinical research, and concerns about the guideline development process, including conflicts of interest. Furthermore, we will discuss measures that might improve the trustworthiness of the CPG
development process, with emphasis on the recent report by the US
Institute of Medicine, of which Dr Smith was an author.
Special Symposium on Understanding and Challenging Health Care Corruption
Dr Roy Poses and Dr Wally Smith will be presenting a special symposium, Defense against the Dark Arts: Understanding and Challenging Health Care Corruption at the Annual Meeting of the Society for General Internal Medicine, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 22- 25 April, 2015.
We plan to summarize the scope of health care corruption, and discuss the impunity of those involved, and how discussion of it became taboo, before brainstorming ways to begin to challenge corruption.
"She initially was berated and belittled by university officials, including the president, Mark Yudof, and his staff and sycophants, who portrayed her (and her legal counsel, the late Jim Lord) as a lone wolf in the cheating scheme, and a traitorous ingrate for subsequently blowing the whistle and disclosing it." - Marshall Tanick remembers Jan Gangelhoff and and the U's notorious athletic cheating scandal.
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