Reply To: The European Hernia Society’s relationship with major medical device makers
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An interesting Editorial in Hernia from Dr. Campanelli. I don’t think that he understands that the people that control the narrative, by controlling the money, end up controlling the consensus. It starts with education. The societies funded by the corporations run the schools that he appears to be talking about.
He should write an Editorial suggesting full transparency about where, exactly, professional societies get their funding, in order to allow people to trust the various societies’ motives. Many nonprofits have their accounting information available on their web sites. Free for all to see. There is nothing on, for example, the EHS web site except the Sponsors page, full of logos of the device makers. It is very hard to imagine that there is no connection. Mesh is the EHS logo.
Published: 15 April 2023
Evidence, consensus and schools of hernia surgery
And consensus gathering becomes even more commendable when it is supported by the schools of hernia repair and abdominal wall surgery that are run by the relevant national scientific societies. …”