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Managing Conflicts of Interest

Learn how potential conflicts of interest with industry can affect your professional life and the health of your patients with this educational program for practitioners.

Three 10-minute mini-lectures cover basic topics, and unfolding cases allow for in-depth learning about important topics including direct-to-consumer drug advertising, industry sponsorship of clinical trials, and the art of communicating with patients about sample medications. All content can be accessed on your desktop, laptop, tablet or mobile device.

Please note that CME and MOC have expired for this program as of February 28, 2017.

Lectures include:

  • Conflicts of Interest and Industry Sponsorship in Medicine & Medical Research    
  • Physician Bias and Rationalizations
  • Avoiding, Recognizing, and Managing Conflict of Interest in Continuing Medical Education

Cases include:

  • Unfolding Evidence
  • Drug Advertisement
  • Drug Samples

Access the program

Note that in order to access the cases, you will be asked to provide a username and password.

Your American College of Physicians username/password is the same as what you use to log into ACP Online,, MKSAP, and many other web products of the ACP. If you believe you have an ACP account but forget your username or password, you can simply reset your password.

If you do not have an ACP online account, create a new account for free (click the link under "New Customers").