November 14, 2010

Paul Offit: Nothing to Disclose

On Tuesday Nov. 23, the AMA is holding a seminar entitled:

"Immunization: Benefits, Safety, and Perceived Risks"

Paul Offit will be speaking:

7:45 a.m.– 9:30 a.m. Immunizations: Vaccine Safety and Perceived Risks
Paul Offit, MD
Division of Infectious Diseases
Vaccine Education Center
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Note the disclosures on the seminar:

Disclosure information

In order to assure the highest quality of CME programming, and to comply with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support, the AMA requires that all faculty, planning committee and CME Program Committee members disclose relevant financial relationships with any commercial or proprietary entity producing health care goods or services relevant to the content being planned or presented. The following disclosures are provided:

Planning Committee
Barry Dickinson, PhD Nothing to disclose
Mary Alice Rice Nothing to disclose
John Schneider, MD, PhD Nothing to disclose
Litjen (L.J) Tan, MS, PhD Nothing to disclose

Paul Offit, MD Nothing to disclose
Walt Orenstein, MD Nothing to disclose
CME Program Committee Nothing to disclose

Disclosed financial relationships have been reviewed by the AMA to resolve any potential conflicts of interest. All faculty and planning committee members have attested that their financial relationships do not affect their ability to present well-balanced, evidence-based content for this activity.

And year after year the irony that all the work that they do to encourage trust in the vaccine program is what is eroding trust in the vaccine program.

It has been two and a half years now since Offit's vaccine patents were mainstream news, and a year and a half since the article in which he admitted that he was a vaccine salesman. But still he poses as your kindly neighborhood pediatrician.


K Fuller said...

If no one contradicts him, is it still a lie? You know like that bear in the forest?

Mark said...

is that "simpsonwood" Walt Orenstein ?