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Conference For
Healthcare Transparency & Patient Safety

Nov. 3, 2017 Four-Points Sheraton, Lexington, KY
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Kentucky 42nd in the
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Source The Commonwealth Fund

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 Patient Advocacy and Conflicts-Of-Interest & Research Integrity

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2017 Reuters News Service: Money from infection-control industry muddies research into beating back superbugs   
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Antibiotic Resistance & Infection Control:
  The incidence of MRSA infections in the United States. Is a more comprehensive tracking system needed?  
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OpEd BioMed Central Blog Network on the Need for a More Comprehensive Tracking System
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Researh Integrity In Infectious Disease: The medical literature is prone to overstating results, a condition not thoroughly recognized among policymakers.
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Deborah Nelson, Associate Professor of Investigative Journalism 
Deborah Nelson

Pulitzer prize winning investigative reporter presenting on conflicts-of-interest and infectious disease policy.

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Ivan Oransky, MD 
Ivan Oransky, MD

Distinguished Writer in Residence, New York University & Co-Founder of "Retraction Watch" presenting on Characteristics and Findings of Retracted Peer-Reviewed Articles.

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Lisa McGiffert, Consumer Union 
Lisa McGiffert,
Consumer Union's Safe Patient Project presenting on Patient Safety and Healthcare Accountability

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Past Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders, MD 
Joycelyn Elders, MD 

Former US Surgeon General.  Presentation on The Importance of Healthcare Transparency.

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Dr. Stephen Tower 
Steven Tower, MD,
President: The Alaska Arthroplasty Initiative (AAI).  Affiliate Professor University of Alaska. New evidance regarding heavy metal poisoning associated with certain classes of hip implants.

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Madris Tomes from Device Events 
Madris Tomes,
CEO of "Device Events" Presenting on Medical Device Registry and FDA Reports in Identifying Dangerous Medical Devices.

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Chris Aiello - Rory Straunton Foundation 
Chris Aiello,  Secretary for National Family Council on Sepsis,  Presenting on Early Diagnosis of Sepsis.

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Continuing Education

Similar to the previous conferences, the following are the Continuing Education Credits will be applied for the 2017 Conference.  6.00 hours  .

Physician/Nursing Home Administrator:

PA/Nurse Practitioner:


Physical Therapy:

Occupational Therapy:

Southern Kentucky Area Health Education Center (AHEC) presents this activity for educational purposes only. Participants are expected to utilize their own expertise and judgment while engaged in the practice of medicine. The content of the presentation is provided solely by presenter(s) who have been selected for presentations because of recognized expertise in their field.