Professionals for the Public InterestProfessionals for the Public Interest (PftPI) will be hosting an event April 4, 2011, from 9:00 am to 2:15pm in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to discuss challenges to research integrity. It is called “Exploring Best Practices in Research Integrity.” It will be at the Sheraton Philadelphia City Center Hotel located at 201 North 17th Street, Philadelphia, PA. The Department for Professional Employees at the AFL-CIO organized PftPI in 2007.

The event is free and open to the public, however registration is required. During the forum experts will talk about the challenges facing research integrity in the fields of hard science and engineering, public health, and education. Attendees can have their ideas and observations welcomed during full discussion break out sessions.

The featured speakers for this event are:

  • Phillip J Langlais, Ph.D. Professor, Old Dominion University, Co-Founder and Co-Director, National Advisory Panel on Research Integrity

  • Linda Rae Murray, MD, MPH, President, American Public Health Association, Chief Medical Officer, Cook County Department of Public Health

  • Kyle Snow, Ph.D. Senior Scholar and Director, Center for Applied Research, National Association for the Education of Young Children

  • Moderator: Doug Lederman, Editor, Inside Higher Ed

PftPI hopes this forum will enable research professionals to use the ideas presented in their own workplace to improve the integrity of their research.

The group’s last panel in October of 2010 featured keynote speakers on the “Appropriate Use of Science in Public Policy.” A previous panel covered whistleblower policy.

This blog post was written by intern Jesse Meade.