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Global Health Webinar Series – Nothing is ever free: What is conflict of interest and how does it play out across global health?

Date: September 29, 2022
Time: 15:00 - 16:30
Venue: Microsoft Teams

As part of the Global Health Webinar Series, the Department of Global Health at Stellenbosch University are hosting a discussion, “Nothing is ever free: What is conflict of interest and how does it play out across global health?”.

Professor Mark Tomlinson (co-director of SU’s Institute for Life Course Health Research) will moderate the discussion which will feature the following panellists:

  • Dr Chantell Witten (lead of the Infant and Young Child Feeding Advocacy project, based at the CoE-FS, and researcher at the University of the Western Cape): “The real cost of free lunch: industry influence and interference in health professions training and practices”
  • Professor Tanya Doherty (scientist, South African Medical Research Council): “How marketing of formula milk influences health professionals: why the global health community should be concerned?”
  • Professor David Ross (extraordinary professor, Institute for Life Course Health Research, SU): “Conflict of interest at the World Health Organization: reflections from a researcher and ex-WHO staff member”
  • Professor Keymanthri Moodley (distinguished professor, Centre for Medical Ethics and Law, SU): “Defining conflict of interest”
  • Dr Naveed Noor (Professor, Aga Khan University, Pakistan): “How conflicts of interest that arise from pharmaceutical incentivisation shape private physicians’ prescribing practices in Pakistan”.

Event details

Date: Thursday, 29 September, 2022

Time: 15:00 – 16:30

Venue: Microsoft Teams.

For queries, contact Ms Chanelle Windvogel on chaneller@sun.ac.za.

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