Managing Conflicts of Interest

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4/16/13 9:30 am AST
Grand Valley State University
Pew Campus 303C DeVos Center
Grand Rapids, MI
United States
Contact: Megan Hopkins
Many professionals are experts in their fields at managing competing interests. Yet, how expert are we at managing conflicts of interest? COIs often operate on a subconscious level, making them hard to recognize, and carry a moral stigma, creating a disincentive for individuals to acknowledge them. However, if left unchecked, COIs can undermine our business goals, our integrity, and our reputation. You will... • Learn to recognize conflicts of interest in the workplace • Identify three risks associated with conflicts of interest • Discuss five key strategies for managing conflicts of interest In this seminar, Michael Wassenaar, PhD, Clinical Ethicist at Spectrum Health, will present lessons from healthcare on recognizing and managing conflicts of interest.