16 September 2011
The EQUATOR Network attended the MedComms Forum event held on the 14th September in London. The focus of the day was on exploring trust and transparency in the conduct and publication of medical research and brought together professionals from the pharmaceutical, medical communications, publishing and academic communities. The day was superbly chaired by Phil Hammond who managed to keep discussions on track to ensure a highly informative and lively day. Each of the four sessions provided thought provoking discussions on innovation, transparency and excellence, data sharing, good practice guidelines and whether transparency leads to trust. The EQUATOR Team were particularly encouraged by the general agreement amongst participants that greater transparency in all areas of health research was a good thing and that efforts to move towards this ideal should be progressed. EQUATOR is very pleased to be part of this community and we are looking forward to closer collaboration with the scientists and writers involved in conducting and publishing research that is performed by or sponsored by pharmaceutical companies to encourage and promote the importance of accurate and complete reporting of health research studies.
The Overview Report of the Strategic MedComms Forum 2011: Trust and Transparency - Myth and Reality is now freely available to download.
For more information about the event please visit: http://www.medcommsforum.com/
The Twitter stream from this event is available at: http://www.medcommsforum.com/medcomms_forum_2011_tweets.pdf
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