160321 - AMA Guidelines on Doctors' Relationship with Industry

Speciality Classification
General Practice ( GP ) / Family Medicine
Location
Online
Delivery
Online
Duration
1 hour

 

It is important that doctors (medical practitioners) and industry work collaboratively to improve the quality of, and access to, health care through the development of and access to new and improved therapeutic products, treatments and services. 

In 2018, the AMA released guidelines to assist doctors with understanding their responsibilities when working with industry. 

The AMA Guidelines on Doctors’ Relationships with Industry 2018 serves to assist you to appropriately identify and manage your working arrangements with industry.

Relevance to General Practice

Relationships between doctors and industry can take many forms, including being involved in industry-sponsored research involving patients, and post-marketing surveillance studies. Doctors may also attend scientific, educational, and continuing professional development meetings sponsored or supported by industry. Doctors may hold industry shares or similar options, or hold intellectual property rights in a medical device or similar product. Doctors may also receive product samples, dispense products, or meet with industry representatives. Doctors are a major focus of industry marketing, as many products require a prescription before being dispensed, and direct-to-consumer advertising of prescription medicines is banned in Australia. Medical schools and other education bodies should be open and transparent about educational sessions provided by industry, and it should not be compulsory for medical students to attend any sessions or activities organised by industry.

Learning outcomes
  • 1. Develop a broad understanding of the AMA Guidelines on Doctors' Relationship with Industry
  • 2. Name the principles that underpin the guidelines
  • 3. Apply ethical practices when engaging with medical industry
  • Type
    Online Learning
    Delivery
    Online
    Title
    160321 - AMA Guidelines on Doctors' Relationship with Industry
    Speciality Classification
    General Practice ( GP ) / Family Medicine
    Location
    ONLINE
    Duration
    1 hour
    Start Date
    20-May-2019
    End Date
    31-Dec-2019
    CPD Points
    1 hour
    Price
    Free
    Location
    Online
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