Archive for April, 2012

“Merely disclosing conflicts of interest is insufficient and possibly even counterproductive”

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When a scientist or doctor has a financial conflict of interest, open disclosure in scientific publications might actually backfire and make bias worse, warn the editors of PLoS Medicine in an editorial out yesterday April 24. Furthermore, disclosure policies in general do nothing to confront the issues of the conflicts of interest themselves, they write.

via Dangers of Disclosure | The Scientist.

Live stream of today’s bioethics symposium at University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

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Live stream available here at 1 p.m. CST: http://live.videos.med.wisc.edu/

The theme of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health’s Fourth Annual Bioethics Symposium is “Doctors, Politics and Conscience.”

The event will feature discussion and presentations for students, faculty, health care providers and the community.

via Events, Fourth Annual Bioethics Symposium, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.