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2009 Spring Newsletter

First Bander Center CME Program Now Online

In the spring of 2008, the Bander Center conducted a survey of medical faculty, fellows, and house staff regarding their preferences for ethics CME. While many still prefer onsite lectures, a significant portion would prefer to complete CME online. Accordingly, the Bander Center has spent the past year developing an online CME module on the survey participants' first-choice topic, "Physician-Pharmaceutical Industry Interactions (PPII) in Clinical Practice." Saint L:ouis University designated the module for 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit (TM). Read More

Bander Center to Partner with AMA for Essay Contest

To encourage scholarly inquiry into business ethics within the practice of medicine or the conduct of medical research, the Bander Center has partnered with the American Medical Association (AMA) to establish the Bander Essay Contest in Medical Business Ethics. Read More

William Sage, MD, JD to be Speaker for 2009 Bander Endowed Lecture

The Bander Center is pleased to announce its 2009 endowed lecturer: William Sage, MD, JD, the University of Texas at Austin Vice Provost for Health Affairs and James R. Dougherty Chair for Faculty Excellence in Law. Dr. Sage will deliver a lecture entitled "Conflicts of Interest in Academic Medicine: Where We Were, Where We Are, and Where We Might Be Headed." Read More


First Year of Bander Fellowship a Success, Two More Welcomed

June marks a full year of work for the two Bander Fellows selected for 2008-2009. Miriam B. Rodin, MD, PhD, and Govind K. Nagaldinne, MBBS, both from the Department of Internal Medicine, have worked on many educational and research activities in the area of medical business ethics. Read More

Two SLU Students Edit May Issue of Virtual Mentor on Topic of "Specialty Choice and Business Decisions in Medicine"

Nathaniel Brown, a 5th year MD/PhD student currently working on his dissertation in Health Care Ethics, and Jeff, Dueker, a 1st year medical student at SLU, co-edited the May, 2009 issue of Virtual Mentor (VM), a monthly online ethics journal from the American Medical Association (AMA). Read More

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