2017 Conference

PharmedOut is happy to announce our next conference! This page will be updated frequently with information about themes, speakers, abstracts, and agendas.


June 15-16, 2017

Georgetown University, Washington, DC.


On June 15-16, PharmedOut is hosting our 2017 international conference on pharmaceutical industry influence.

This year, PharmedOut is launching our first-ever PharmedOut abstract slam for students, residents, and fellows. Presenters chosen for the abstract slam will receive free registration to the conference. During the conference, presenters will have 3-5 minutes to present their original research during a session at the conference. Presenters will also be eligible for an award, chosen by audience vote. We especially encourage medical, nursing, pharmacy, and graduate students to submit abstracts on topics relevant to pharmaceutical marketing, medical device marketing, industry influence on medical or pharmacy education, industry influence on research, conflicts of interest, and related topics.

How to Submit

Please send your abstract to pharmedout@gmail.com. Any inquiries about the abstract slam can be relayed to that email, or by phone (202) 687-1191. Deadline for submission is December 9, 2016. All applicantswill be notified by January 30, 2017 by email.

Abstract Guidelines

  1. Abstracts may be submitted by students, residents, or fellows in a healthcare field.
  2. Abstracts may be original work, or research that has been presented elsewhere or previously published.
  3. Abstracts should be 750 words and have the following format:
    1. Background
    2. Purpose
    3. Methods
    4. Results
    5. Conclusions
  4. Graphics (tables, charts, graphs) may be included in the abstract, but please limit them to a minimum.
  5. Please list author affiliations and any conflicts of interest of any kind. If there are no disclosures, please indicate this by adding “no conflicts of interest” to the author’s affiliations.
  6. Whichever author submits the abstract to the conference is responsible for relaying information regarding the abstract to the other authors.