2012 Conference

Missing the Target: When Practitioners Harm More Than Heal

This year’s two-day conference will focus on how patient harms may result from industry promotion. Click here for a recap of last year’s successful conference on managing medical knowledge. Check back for conference updates!


June 14-15, 2012, Georgetown University, Washington, DC.

Flyers for download (pdf)

Conference Program (pdf)

Speakers Include:

  • Rita Redberg, MD, Editor-in-chief, Archives of Internal Med
  • Carl Elliott, MD, PhD, Author, White Coat, Black Hat
  • Kay Dickersin, PhD, Johns Hopkins University
  • Susan Wood, PhD, George Washington University
  • Sean Flynn, JD, American University
  • Joel Lexchin, MD, York University
  • Barbara Mintzes, Therapeutics Initiative

Topics Include:

  • “The Underuse of Classic Drugs”
  • “Are Medical Devices and Drugs Adequately Regulated?”
  • “Protecting Patients in Industry-Funded Trials”
  • “Risks of Cardiovascular Devices”
  • “Cancer Risks from CT Scans”
  • “Pharmaceutical Marketing and Adverse Health Outcomes”