Weekday Educational Course:
Ethics & Economics
Organizers: Georg M. Bongartz, M.D., Claudia M. Hillenbrand, Ph.D., and Pia C. Maly Sundgren, M.D., Ph.D.
Skill Level: Basic - Intermediate
Wednesday, 5 May 2010
13:30 - 15:30

This two-hour course will focus on different ethical and economic questions that affect clinical practice and research, and how new ways of thinking and predicted outcome based on evidence-based medicine might influence the way we practice medicine and perform research. We will cover the following issues:
  • How much ethics can we afford?
  • What to do with incidental findings in research.
  • Implementation of evidence-based medicine in radiology.
  • Maintaining integrity in drug trials and company-sponsored trials.
Upon completion of this course participants should be able to:
  • Describe the main issues and recognize the main costs related to the increasing number of incidental findings seen in clinical MRI practice;
  • Determine which incidental findings discovered during research scans need to be reported and which can be ignored;
  • Describe strategies for implementation of evidence–based medicine in radiology; and
  • Maintain integrity when participating in clinical, drug or other trials sponsored by companies.

13:30 How Much Ethics Can We Afford? Peter Aspelin, M.D., Ph.D.
14:00 What To Do with Incidental Findings in Research A. Gregory Sorensen, M.D.
14:30 Challenges to the Implementation of Evidence-based Practice in Radiology Aine Marie Kelly, F.R.C.R.
15:00 How to Keep Your Integrity When Performing Sponsored Trials Paul M. Parizel, M.D., Ph.D.
15:30 Adjournment  


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