AME UC Irvine Symposium

On Friday, February 28, 2014, the Association for Medical Ethics and University of California, Irvine School of Medicine jointly hosted Under the Influence – Medicine in the Post Physician Payment Sunshine Act World - Changes, Challenges and Confusion at the Beckman Center in Irvine, Calif.

During this afternoon symposium, attendees had an opportunity to listen to medical experts from AME and UC Irvine Health, as well as speakers from other organizations as they discussed and debated the legal, ethical and practical requirements of full financial disclosure. Physicians attending the AME UCI Symposium earned Continuing Medical Education credits.

Symposium Agenda

Friday, February 28, 2014

1:00-1:30 pm – Welcoming Remarks & Opening Comments

  • Charles Burton, MD, President of the Association for Medical Ethics, Neurosurgical Spine Specialist and Medical Director, Sentinel Medical Associates, Editor,, Former Board Member and co-founder of NASS
  • Howard Gillman, PhD, Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor, UC Irvine
  • Ranjan Gupta, MD, Chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Anatomy & Neurobiology and Biomedical Engineering, UC Irvine


Session One - Moderator - Charles Burton, MD

1:30 -1:55 pm – Physician Payments Sunshine Act Updates

  • Charles Rosen, MD, Co-Founder and Board Member of the Association for Medical Ethics, and Clinical Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery UC Irvine School of Medicine

1:55 -2:20 pm – Industry Supported RCT: Some Food for Thought

  • Zeev Kain, MD, MBA, Assoc. Dean for Clinical Operations, Chair of the Dept. of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Care at UC Irvine Health
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2:20 -2:50 pm – Twenty-First Century Conundrums: What to Do About Evidence, Value, and Truth

  • Allan Korn, Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer Emeritus for Clinical Affairs for the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association

2:50 - 3:00 pm – Association for Medical Ethics Award for Outstanding Achievement in Journalism and Advancing Transparency in Medicine

BREAK 3:00–3:15 pm (15 minutes)


Session Two - Moderator - Charles Burton, MD

3:15 - 3:40 pm – Physician Sunshine Act – Impact on Academic Medical Centers

  • Terry Belmont, Chief Executive Officer, UC Irvine Medical Center and Associate Vice Chancellor for Medical Center Affairs, UC Irvine
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3:40 - 4:10 pm – The Affordable Care Act

  • Erwin Chemerinsky, JD, Dean of the School of Law, UC Irvine

4:10 - 4:35 pm – PODs Legal or “Inherently Suspect?”

  • Scott Lederhaus, MD, Association for Medical Ethics Board Member and President–Elect, Neurosurgeon, Inland Neurosurgery Institute
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4:35 - 4:55 pm – Panel discussion and Q&A session

4:55 - 5:00 pm – Closing Comments

  • Charles Burton, MD, Association for Medical Ethics President