Americas Hernia Society – keeping up

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    • #28561
      Good intentions

      Here is a link to the Americas Hernia Society web page. Also fascinating here that there is no mention of any corporate sponsors. There used to be large logos and a list of donors and sponsors on the page, as I recall. It’s all gone now. There is a Corporate Alliance page but a person can’t tell who the corporations are.

      People should keep up with what these organizations are doing and wonder why they do what they do. The meetings, like the one in Las Vegas, are very expensive to put together. Who is paying and why? And why don’t they want the public to know, if the work is for the good of humanity? They should be proud, displaying their dedication to the betterment of society.

      I have been very cynical over the years but even these latest changes seem like blatant hiding of something. Surprising.

    • #28613

      I agree. It worries me that the Corporate Alliance representative runs some of the meetings.
      Bill Brown MD

    • #28626

      To clarify: no Corporate Alliance representative runs any hernia meeting or AHS meeting or conference. The Corporate Alliance has their own Corporate Alliance meeting separate from the Society’s meetings/conference.

      Also, Corporate sponsors of meetings change annually. This is true of any conference.

      Also, annual medical/surgical conferences are paid for by physician dues, attendee meeting charges, and unrestricted grants which come from corporate sponsors. The amount of these grants has reduced dramatically since the Sunshine Act. All corporate sponsors are noted in the annual meeting information. There is no hiding of anything.

    • #28630
      Good intentions

      I don’t know how much it costs to put on one of these meetings. The corporations have the opportunity to help out, apparently. $10,000.

      I wish I could understand why students coming directly from medical school say that they were not taught pure tissue hernia repair. Maybe a change of topic to something like that would shed light from a different direction.

      Corporations are going to try to influence technology. It’s what they do. Share price does not rise if product revenue is shrinking. Corporations are not focused on healthcare, they are focused on money. If you leave a dog alone with food on the table and the dog eats it, whose fault is it?

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