PharmedOut’s Virtual Conference on June 16 – 18, 2021

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PharmedOut’s 2021 conference, Cutting the Cord: Curtailing Commercial Influence on Healthcare, will discuss how commercial influence on meetings, publications, and education affects what health care providers (including prescribers, pharmacists, psychologists and social workers) believe about both drugs and diseases. This year, we will focus on effective strategies for mitigating the damaging effect of industry influence on medical education and public health.

The conference will be organized around five major topics:

  • Rational Prescribing and Deprescribing
  • Medical Journals and Publication Ethics
  • Pharma-Free Medical Information
  • Transparency
  • Legal and Legislative Action

Speakers include Jerry Avorn, MD; Ginny Barbour, DPhil; Lisa Bero, PhD; Peter Doshi, PhD; Quinn Grundy, RN, PhD; Aaron Kesselheim, MD, JD, MPH; Joel Lexchin, MD; and many more.

Call for Abstracts (Deadline Extended)

As part of the conference, there will be an abstract slam for graduate and health professional students, residents, and fellows. The selection process will be competitive and chosen presenters will have 3-5 minutes to present their original research during a conference session.

Abstracts on pharmaceutical marketing, medical device marketing, industry influence on medical or pharmacy education, industry influence on research, conflicts of interest, and closely related topics will be considered. Presenters chosen for the abstract slam will receive free registration to the conference. Presenters will be eligible for an award chosen by audience vote.

Please send your abstracts to; all inquiries can be relayed to that email address. The deadline has been extended to May 20th, 2021.

All applicants will be notified by the end of May.

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