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Monday July 15th | Tuesday July16th | Wednesday July 17th
EBM Live 2019 - Wednesday July 17th

Registration & Coffee

Breakfast Session


A history of a conflict of interest

Pete Deveson

“For ech of hem made oother for to wynne: a history of conflicts of interest in medicine from Chaucer to the age of Trump”


Reduce Questionable Research Practices, Bias, and Conflicts of Interests

Isabelle Boutron – Paris Descartes University

Jeanne Lenzer – Medical Investigative Journalist

Kate Mandeville – London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Isabelle Boutron – Spin or distortion of research results Jeanne Lenzer – The astonishing, maddening, and sometimes hopeful things I’ve learned from 17 years of reporting about bias in medical


Coffee & Posters


Developing a conflict of interest statement in communication of research

Helen MacDonald – BMJ

Developing a conflict of interest statement in research

Margaret McCartney

Carl Heneghan – CEBM

The time has come to strengthen conflict of interests by developing a statement that clarifies what should be declared in what contexts; what should be permissible in research, what shouldn’t be; in education what should be the norm, and in practice how should the public be made aware of interests that can distort decision making.


Lunch 13:00 – 14:00

Oxford Declaration (13:30 – 14:00)

Stephen Bradley, Doug Altman Scholar set out the need for a real EBM Manifesto that prioritises actions that can be delivered for better healthcare. As part of the Doug Altman Scholarship


Parallel Sessions


Closing Keynote – Reproducible Evidence for Healthcare: Current and Future

John Ioannidis – Stanford University

Reproducibility has many different facets, but all of them build a sense of trust for scientific evidence. Trust is essential for using evidence for healthcare decisions that matter. Most evidence


Closing Remarks


Tea & Coffee – Safe Journey Home