Conflict-of-interest management: Efforts and insights from the Association of American Medical Colleges
Darrell G. Kirch, MD
President and CEO, Association of American Medical Colleges, Washington, DC
Correspondence: Darrell G. Kirch, MD, President and CEO, Association of American Medical Colleges, 2450 N Street, NW, Washington, DC 20037; firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Kirch reported that he has no financial interests, relationships, or affiliations that pose a potential conflict of interest with this article.
The Association of American Medical Colleges has issued three major reports to help academic medical centers manage financial conflicts of interest in clinical research. One report addresses individual conflicts, another addresses institutional conflicts, and the third is a survey-based assessment of institutions performance to date in conflict-of-interest management. While implementation of policies to manage individual conflicts has been significant and widespread, the extent to which institutional conflicts are being managed is unclear. Developing effective and accepted policies to manage potential conflicts involving the funding of education remains a major challenge.