Putting the Patient First by Addressing Industry Practices

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and The International Alliance of Patients’ Organizations (IAPO) are pleased to invite you a joint panel discussion on Putting the Patient First by Addressing Industry Practices.

The panel will take place in conjunction with the 69th World Health Assembly on Wednesday 25 May, 2016 from 12:15–14:00 (CET) at the Red Cross Museum in Geneva, Switzerland. A light lunch will be provided.

Is increased transparency enough?

Focus on industry activity has traditionally been on ensuring that promotional activities are not only legal but also ethical. More recently, the spotlight has fallen on concerns about the transparency of clinical trial data and of payments to healthcare professionals (HCPs). Increased transparency by companies is undoubtedly a step in the right direction towards building trust in the pharmaceutical industry and confidence in its links with the healthcare profession. However, is increased transparency enough?

The panel

The panel will be jointly hosted by GSK and IAPO and will debate the current state of industry interactions with the healthcare profession, some of the perceived conflicts of interest that exist, and how they might be addressed. The panel will include representatives from GSK, IAPO, the World Medical Association and Transparency International UK.


  • Date: 25 May 2016
  • Time: 12:15-14:00
  • Place: Red Cross Museum, Avenue de la Paix 17, 1202 Genève, Switzerland
  • Register for the event here

Attendance is free, but registration is required. For catering purposes please try to register by close of business on Monday 23 May.  A detailed agenda and confirmation of speakers will be circulated prior to the event. We very much look forward to welcoming you at our event on 25 May.

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