"The Clinical Trial as Pharmaceutical Marketing Tool" Carl Elliott, Center for Bioethics, University of Minnesota abstract
JANUARY 21, 2011
Tate Laboratory of Physics
Refreshments at 3:15 in Room 216
Talk at 3:30 in Room 131

Earlier this week, AMSA hosted a lunch lecture with Carl Elliot, who spoke on the topic of PharmFree (keeping marketing and pharmaceutical companies out of medical decision-making).  Because of the scheduling info session that day, most second years weren't able to make it.  Luckily, he will be speaking on campus again, next Friday afternoon.  It was an INCREDIBLE talk, that I highly recommend.  See below for a little more info.

Additionally, we will be hosting a Policy and a Pint event with Carl Elliot in the upcoming weeks, to continue the discussion that began on Monday.  Stay tuned for the when and where of that event!

Divya Sood
University of Minnesota Medical School, Year 2
President, American Medical Student Association

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From: Minnesota Center for Philosophy of Science <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Thu, Jan 13, 2011 at 10:37 AM
Subject: Special invitation to American Medical Student Association (AMSA) members to upcoming MCPS talk"
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Dear Ms Sood


I am writing because the Minnesota Center for Philosophy of Science (MCPS) is sponsoring an upcoming talk that we hope might be of interest to members of the American Medical Student Association (AMSA). The talk will be given by Carl Elliott, Professor in the Center for Bioethics, at the University of Minnesota. Professor Elliott will discuss implications of the integration of medicine and business in the con

text of clinical research; his talk will address issues ranging from experimental design to the humane treatment of patients.


Please see the attached description. Information is also available at http://www.mcps.umn.edu/events/colloquia.html


We would be delighted to have you and members of your group attend Professor Elliott's talk. Please forward this message if you think your members would be interested. If you would like a poster for the talk, we would be happy to provide them. If you would like further information or would like to integrate this talk into your programming, please let me know. 


Best wishes,


C. Kenneth Waters
Professor of Philosophy and Scholar of the College
Director, Minnesota Center for Philosophy of Science
Director of Graduate Studies, Studies of Science and Technology
University of Minnesota

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