What is Considered a Conflict of Interest or What to Disclose in Lectures and Publications?

  • Timothy McTighe Joint Implant Surgery & Research Foundation, Chagrin Falls, OH, United States
Keywords: conflict, interest, lectures, publications

Abstract

Recently our Journal was criticized for allowing a co-author to submit and publish a technical paper when said surgeon is involved in a litigation matter. I am very surprised indeed that you do not consider being a defendant in legal action concerning the very practice being defended in an article amounts to a conflict of interest.” 

This made me think it might be an appropriate time to revisit this issue. First I think it is important to understand some of the history regarding disclosure and conflict of interest.

Author Biography

Timothy McTighe, Joint Implant Surgery & Research Foundation, Chagrin Falls, OH, United States
Responsibilities: Ensures that the journal’s editors and editorial board are identified in the journal masthead; receive the necessary training and oversight to adequately perform editorial functions; and actively perform their responsibilities, such as assigning reviewers or reviewing manuscripts and advising on policy considerations.

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Published
2019-04-08
How to Cite
McTighe, T. (2019). What is Considered a Conflict of Interest or What to Disclose in Lectures and Publications?. Reconstructive Review, 9(1). https://doi.org/10.15438/rr.9.1.221
Section
Commentary

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