Friday, August 4, 2017

Registration is open for Nov. 3 HealthWatch USA conference in Lexington on health-care transparency and patient safety

Somerset-based HealthWatch USA will hold its annual Healthcare Transparency and Patient Safety conference Nov. 3 in Lexington.

In addition to exploring issues around problems that occur with medical devices and implants, the importance of creating cultures of safety and health-care accountability, this year's conference, "The Setting of Strong Quality Standards and Research Integrity," will include two nationally renowned investigative reporters who will discuss research integrity and how it influences health-care policy.

Deborah Nelson, a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter and associate professor of investigative journalism at the University of Maryland, will discuss conflicts of interest and how this issue influences infectious disease policy.

Dr. Ivan Oransky, distinguished writer in residence at New York University and co-founder of Retraction Watch, will discuss the characteristics of articles retracted from peer-reviewed academic journals and how research integrity affects health-care policy.

The conference will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Four Points Sheraton in Lexington and will offer continuing education credits for medical professionals. Click here for more information and a link to register.

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