Harvard Medical School has long held the standard that its continuing medical education courses be free of commercial bias.
In accord with the disclosure policy of the Medical School as well as standards set forth by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education, course planners, speakers, and content reviewers have been asked to disclose any relevant relationship they, or their spouse or partner, have to companies producing, marketing, re-selling or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients. In addition, faculty have been asked to list any off-label uses of pharmaceuticals and/or devices for investigational or non-FDA approved purposes that they plan to discuss.
Such disclosure is not intended to suggest or condone bias in any presentation, but is elicited to provide the course director and participants with information that might be of potential importance to their evaluation of a given presentation.
All individuals including course directors, planners, reviewers, faculty, staff, etc., who are in a position to control the content of this educational activity have, on behalf of themselves and their spouse or partner, reported no financial relationships related to the content of this activity.
Susan Mitchell, MD, MPH, a geriatrician and clinical researcher, is a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and senior scientist at the Hebrew Senior Life Institute for Aging Research in Boston. She is a graduate of the University of Ottawa Medical School, and has a Master’s Degree in Public Health from the Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Mitchell’s research focuses on decision-making, health outcomes, and resource utilization for older persons with advanced dementia. She is currently the principal investigator on several large NIH-funded grants that aim to improve the end-of-life experience for patients with advanced dementia and their families.
Erika D’Agata, MD, MPH, is an infectious disease specialist and epidemiologist. She is an associate professor at Brown University in the Division of Infectious Diseases and at the Rhode Island Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island. Dr. D’Agata is an expert in infection management and antimicrobial resistance in long-term care settings.
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