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Expert–Led Forums

What expert-led forums are

They provide a way for doctors to educate their peers on important topics: Pfizer's speakers are health care professionals who spend years building expertise in their fields. They work with us to help educate and inform their peers about areas such as:

  • The uses, risks and benefits of our medicines
  • A specific health condition or disease state
  • Patient care and treatment options

How patients benefit

Patients are more likely to have well-informed health care providers: Health care professionals who attend these programs receive valuable information about the benefits and risks of our medicines, which, in turn, may be used to make treatment decisions for the benefit of patients.

How health care professionals benefit

Health care professionals have an opportunity to keep up with the latest information: Health care professionals who attend a program can learn about different treatment options, hear the firsthand experience of other health care professionals, and ask questions of these experts to become better informed. Attending this type of event allows doctors to keep up with the latest information about our products to help them care for your health.

How Pfizer benefits

We are able to provide detailed information about our medicines and facilitate questions: This form of professional peer-to-peer information exchange enables Pfizer-engaged experts to present detailed information about diseases and the benefits and risks of our medicines.

Policies that govern expert-led forums

We require content to be grounded in science and free of any misleading information: We require that all Pfizer speakers be fully briefed on the laws and rules that apply to industry-sponsored presentations about medicines to ensure that any information discussed about our products is grounded in science and consistent with FDA rules.

In addition, all Pfizer-sponsored presentations must be consistent with FDA-approved product labeling and must fairly balance the benefit and risk information relating to any Pfizer product discussed.

Speakers must be in good standing:Pfizer ensures that the health care professionals we engage as speakers are in good standing with the Department of Health & Human Services Office of Inspector General, the Food & Drug Administration and the U.S. General Services Administration.

Compensation of speakers

Basis of the compensation:Speakers for Pfizer are paid according to fair market value guidelines which are based on:

  • The health care professional's specific qualifications
  • The amount of time necessary to provide the requested service

Reimbursement of expenses: If it's appropriate, we may also cover travel or food expenses incurred in connection with speaking engagements.

Who is, and who is not, compensated:

  • Only the expert speaker is paid for work at these forums.
  • Pfizer does not pay health care professionals to attend these presentations.

Learn more about how we disclose payments made to health care professionals for their work on expert-led forums