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Educational governance for the regulation of industry sponsored continuing medical education in interventional and device based therapies
  1. J M Morgan1,
  2. J Marco2,
  3. L Stockx3,
  4. F Zannad4
  1. 1Wessex Cardiothoracic Centre, Southampton University Hospitals, UK
  2. 2Unite de Cardiologie Interventional Department, Toulouse, France
  3. 3Ziekenhuis Oost-Limburg Campus, Sint-Jon, Genk, Belgium
  4. 4Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Hypertension, Heart Failure and Preventive Cardiology Unit and Centre d’Investigation Cliniques CIC INSERM-CHU, Université Henri Poincaré, Nancy, France
  1. Correspondence to:
    Dr John M Morgan
    Wessex Cardiothoracic Centre, Southampton University Hospitals, Southampton SO16 6YD, UK;


The relationship between industry and clinicians in educational programmes needs to be regulated. Industry may be best placed to deliver educational programmes in “craft” related specialties and particularly in areas where device implantation/technology based therapy has a major clinical role. The authors supervise industry sponsored clinical teaching at a purpose built independent teaching facility, and have developed the concept of educational governance to regulate their relationship with their industry sponsor and that concept is presented.

  • continuing medical education
  • device based therapies
  • governance
  • interventional therapies

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