Information on "Scientific Integrity and Ethical Issues in Publishing in the Field of HIV and AIDS" (Thursday July 22 2010, from 11:00-12:30, in Mini Room 1) - will addresses ethical and practical dilemmas faced by novice and experienced authors in publishing their research on AIDS/HIV and related topics, such as substance abuse. Requesting your response and ideas...

Facilitated by Elise Langdon from Austria, Thomas Babor from the United States, Shirin Heidari from Switzerland, and Kerstin Steinus from Finland, this workshop will discuss the most common scientific integrity issues in publishing in the context of HIV and AIDS, including the principles and responsibilities of authorship, plagiarism, duplicate publication, good citation practices, conflicts of interest, the confidentiality of patient data, and the special challenges faced by young investigators in publishing their dissertation research. The latter topic deals with the power relationships, communication needs, and ethical dilemmas encountered in the mentor-mentee relationship. Practical measures to address these issues will be reviewed, including institutional guidelines and a model for ethical decisionmaking. Case studies will be used to illustrate various ethical dilemmas, with a commentary on each case provided to demonstrate a practical approach to making sound decisions.

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