Monday, August 10, 2009

Sixth International Congress on Peer Review and Biomedical Publication

I just found out that the program of this year's Sixth International Congress on Peer Review and Biomedical Publication, to be held on September 10-12, 2009, in Vancouver, BC, Canada is likely to be of great interest to Health Care Renewal readers. The conference is held every four years on topics relevant to medical journal editors and reviewers, but previous conferences emphasized topics as impact factors, blinded review, open publishing, etc. This year, however, there will sessions on:
  • Authorship and Contributorship - including 3 of 4 presentations on ghost-writing
  • Data Sharing and Conflicts of Interest - including 4 of 5 presentations on conflicts of interest in research
  • Publication Bias - including 3 of 3 presentations which appear to discuss research manipulation and suppression
  • Rhetoric - including 3 of 3 presentations apparently about how articles reporting original research may exaggerate or distort the results

There will also be poster presentations on relevant topics. See this link for further information and registration information.

This conference program seems to have a higher concentration of Health Care Renewal relevant topics than any conference of which I am aware to date.

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