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Conference on CONFLICTED SCIENCE: Corporate Influence on Scientific Research and Science-Based Policy, July 11, 2003 - Washington, DC, NEW!, Conference Speaker Abstract, Recommendations, and more: click here!
The Center for Science in the Public Interest's Integrity in Science Project announces a landmark conference to address corporations' use of science and scientists to manipulate public opinion and influence public policy on health and the environment.

Corporate dollars and tactics exert a powerful influence on the conduct of scientific researchers, physicians, academic institutions, and science/regulatory policy makers. Resulting financial conflicts of interest can skew the judgment of trusted professionals, threaten the credibility of research institutions and scientific journals, compromise the safety and transparency of human research, and ultimately threaten the health and wellbeing of individuals, communities, and the environment.

Learn how corporate dollars are used to buy scientists, thwart research on health risks, suppress information about toxic products, shape the federal research agenda, block regulation and reassure the public about product safety.

Be informed about remedies to prevent conflicts of interest and reassert norms of openness in academic research, improve the federal scientific advisory process, enhance the media's role in disclosing conflicts of interest, and prevent corporate harassment of scientists.

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Speakers Include:
Lisa A. Bero, Ph.D. JoAnn M. Burkholder, Ph.D. Sheldon Krimsky, Ph.D.
Gerald Markowitz, Ph.D. Alicia Mundy Neil Munro Herbert Needleman, M.D.
Marion Nestle, Ph.D., M.P.H. Drummond Rennie, MD, FRCP, FACP
David Rosner, Ph.D. Steven Wing, Ph.D.

The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) is a nonprofit health-advocacy group based in Washington, D.C., that focuses on nutrition, food safety, and sound science. CSPI is supported largely by the 900,000 U.S. and Canadian subscribers to its Nutrition Action Healthletter and by foundation grants.

The conference is partially supported by grants from the Beldon Fund, the New York Community Trust, the Patrick and Catherine Weldon Donaghue Medical Research Foundation, the Pettus-Crowe Foundation, and the Saperstein Family Foundation.

CSPI accepts no government or corporate funding.

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