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IOM calls for new regime in funding by ProQuest

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The Institute of Medicine has called for the development of a new system of funding accredited continuing medical education free of industry influence and ordered a consensus development process to be convened with the aim of proposing such a funding system within the next two years. The committee pointedly did not call for an end to industry funding, without which Dr Bernard Lo, MD, chair of the committee, acknowledged registration fees could be prohibitively high. Lo said the committee's chief concern in that area was that medical schools might be tainted by faculty participation in promotional speaking.

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