For Immediate Release
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Contact:
NIH Office of Communications, 301-496-5787

News Advisory

Financial Conflict of Interest Notice of Proposed Rule Making

Thursday, May 20, 2010

What:

Partnerships between NIH-funded researchers and industry are often essential to the process of moving discoveries from the bench to the bedside. However, managing Financial Conflicts of Interest (FCOI) can be a major challenge because of the complex relationships among government, academia, and industry. A Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, which is open for public comment for the next 60 days, proposes a general revision to the existing regulations.

Who:

NIH Director Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D.

When:

Press telebriefing: Thursday, May 20, 2010 at 11:30 a.m. EDT

Dial in Number

1-888-456-0322

Participant Passcode: 2591396

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