AMA Guidelines on Doctors' Relationships with Industry


It is important that doctors (medical practitioners) and industry work collaboratively to improve the quality of, and access to, health care through the development of and access to new and improved therapeutic products, treatments and services.  

In 2018, the AMA released guidelines to assist doctors with understanding their responsibilities when working with industry.  

The AMA Guidelines on Doctors’ Relationships with Industry 2018 serves to assist you to appropriately identify and manage your working arrangements with industry.

1 hour Online Learning

ACRRM 1 hour

Learning Outcomes

  1. Develop a broad understanding of the AMA Guidelines on Doctors' Relationship with Industry
  2. Name the principles that underpin the guidelines
  3. Apply ethical practices when engaging with medical industry


  • Introduction      
  • Types of relationships with industry       
  • Industry marketing and promotion        
  • Medical education        
  • Professional education and training       
  • Industry sponsored research involving human participants, post-marketing surveillance studies and marketing research      
  • Meetings and activities organised independent of industry        
  • Training organised by industry      
  • Hospitality and entertainment       
  • Use of professional status to promote the interests of industry     
  • Remuneration for services       
  • Product samples        
  • Dispensing and related issues     
  • Relationships involving industry representatives
  • Relationships with other medical service and health service providers


Health industry, pharmaceuticals, medical device, General Practitioner, ethical guideline, medical education, sponsor, product sample


Australian Medical Association
Online Education
1h : 0m
MBA: 1h : 0m
ACRRM - Fellow: 1h : 0m
ACRRM - Fellow: 1h : 0m
$33.00 inc. of GST
Ethics and Professionalism
Medical Practitioner, Medical Student, Doctor-in-Training, Non-Vocationally Registered, Retired, Specialist - Other, Specialist General Practitioner

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