Disclosure in scientific meetings: should we take any steps further?

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Volume 106, Issue 5, Page 1032

Authors:

Antonio Pellicer, M.D., Errico Zupi, M.D.

Abstract:

Disclosure of commercial relationships of a speaker before providing scientific information in written or spoken format has brought transparency to science. Today, one can listen to a speaker and decide how much his or her presentation is influenced by the source of funding and potential conflicts of interest such as commercial employment, speaking fees, or board memberships. This has introduced an appropriate level of transparency after decades during which too many speakers have provided their data without full intellectual disclaimers.


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