Disclosure in scientific meetings: should we take any steps further?
Volume 106, Issue 5, Page 1032
Antonio Pellicer, M.D., Errico Zupi, M.D.
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