(2004; 102 pages)
1.8 What are doctors’ views of pharmaceutical company support of conferences and speakers?
Most of the psychiatry trainees surveyed by Hodges4 (77%) agreed that sales representatives support important conferences and speakers. Most family medicine residents surveyed by Sergeant et al.5 agreed that the content of continuing medical education activities should be set by the doctors organizing them, rather than the company sponsoring them.
CONCLUSION: Only two studies in the database address this question. More research is needed.