Celebrating 125 Years

Lectures & Events

 
March 2017
Friday
3
March
2017
Tinkham Veale University Center
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Maureen Guirguis (Kenny), Professor and Co-Director of Human Trafficking Law Clinic Case Western Reserve University School of Law
John Morgan, Detective, Cuyahoga County Sheriff's Department
Karen McHenry, Homeless and Missing Youth Program Director, Bellefaire JCB
Teresa Stafford, Senior Director of Victims' Services and Outreach, Cleveland Rape Crisis Center
Renee Jones, Founder and CEO, Renee Jones Empowerment Center
Barbara Freeman, First Graduate of CATCH Court, Columbus, Ohio, Founder, Freeman Project
Kathleen Hackett, RN, BSN, SANE (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner) Coordinator, Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital, University Hospitals
Approved for 6.5 hours of in-person CLE credit  |  Webcast live
Monday
6
March
2017
Moot Courtroom (A59)
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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Speaker: Elisabeth Rosenthal, Editor-in-Chief, Kaiser Health News
Approved for 1 hour of in-person CLE credit  |  Webcast live
Thursday
9
March
2017
Moot Courtroom (A59)
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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Michael H. Posner, Jerome Kohlberg Professor Ethics and Finance, Professor Business and Society, Center for Business and Human Rights, NYU Stern School of Business
Approved for 1 hour of in-person CLE credit  |  Webcast live
Wednesday
22
March
2017
The City Club of Cleveland
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
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Juliet P. Kostritsky, Everett D. & Eugenia S. McCurdy Professor of Contract Law
Approved for 1 hour of in-person CLE credit  |  Webcast live
Thursday
23
March
2017
Moot Courtroom (A59)
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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Philip Hackney, James E. & Betty M. Phillips Associate Professor of Law, LSU Law Center
1 hour of in-person CLE credit, pending approval  |  Webcast live
30
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31
March
2017
Moot Courtroom (A59)
This is a two-day event
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6 hours of in-person CLE credit, pending approval  |  Webcast live
April 2017
Friday
7
April
2017
Glidden House
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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5.5 hours of in-person CLE credit, pending approval
Thursday
13
April
2017
Moot Courtroom (A59)
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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Speaker: Tim Wu, Professor, Columbia Law School
1 hour of in-person CLE credit, pending approval  |  Webcast live
Wednesday
19
April
2017
The City Club of Cleveland
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
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Kathryn S. Mercer, Professor of Lawyering Skills, Case Western Reserve University School of Law
1 hour of in-person CLE credit, pending approval  |  Webcast live
May 2017
Wednesday
17
May
2017
The City Club of Cleveland
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
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Timothy Webster, Professor of Law, Case Western Reserve University School of Law
1 hour of in-person CLE credit, pending approval  |  Webcast live
An Academic Conflict : Pharma's Increasing Influence on Medical Education
Sponsor
The Elena and Miles Zaremski Law-Medicine Forum
APR 8, 2014
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location
Moot Courtroom (A59)
CLE Credit
Approved for 1 hour of in-person CLE credit

The line between pharmaceutical public relations and medical education are blurring. Many might think that the biggest cost that a pharmaceutical company incurs is from the research and development that is needed to bring a new medication to market. To be sure, these costs are significant, often more than $1 billion dollars. But a recent British Medical Journal (BMJ) study unveiled a far greater cost. That study showed that pharmaceutical companies actually spend 19 times more on marketing and promotion than they do on research and development. Much of this cost is from direct marketing to physicians and physicians-in-training (medical students and residents) through small gifts like lunches, pens, prescription pads, samples, and continuing medical education credits. But while these gifts are seemingly nominal, the effects are not. Moreover, industry sponsored clinical research, comprising roughly 80% of all funded research, is increasingly influential on the way that physicians practice. But those studies are far more likely to have outcomes favoring the industry sponsor than studies with other sponsors. As a result, even “pharma” sponsored lunchtime lectures can greatly impact the prescribing patterns of physicians-in-training.
Speaker Information
Nida F. DegesysNida F. Degesys is the National President of the American Medical Student Association (AMSA), representing over 35,000 physicians-in-training.

After graduating summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Ohio University, she served in the United States Peace Corps as a community economic development volunteer in Panama where she helped a women’s cooperative gain sustainability and taught children oral hygiene and nutrition. She received her M.D. from Northeast Ohio Medical University where she was awarded Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) as well as Gold Humanism Honor Society (GHHS) memberships.

Dr. Degesys served as AMSA’s National Secretary and Vice President for Internal Affairs, Nida prior to her Presidency. She also served as AMSA’s Chair of Medical Education when she developed a medical education leadership institute curriciulum “Teaching Tomorrow’s Teachers Today,” in Washington, D.C. In 2009-2010 she was the Education Coordinator for the committee on the culture of medicine where she lead a national study on medical student knowledge on patient safety .

Dr. Degesys has presented her research on patient safety, students’ attitudes towards disabilities, and educational pedagogy both internationally and nationally which have won her several research awards.

Dr. Degesys was appointed by Governor Strickland of Ohio to serve as a Trustee on the Northeast Ohio Medical University Board of Trustees from 2010-2012. She is currently interviewing for emergency medicine residency.

Nida enjoys spending time with her husband, David, her 2 pugs, reading, traveling, and practicing yoga and Zumba.

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