Relationship with Industry Module

The Relationship with Industry module is a fun and interactive module that covers key issues in the relationships between the medical community and industry, and helps you discern what is relevant to include in your disclosure. 

Accessing the Module

Click here to self-enroll yourself in the Relationship with Industry course on Canvas.

The module is connected to your Conflict of Interest Declaration in the RISe system. You will need to re-take this training module every three years and the RISe system will send you a reminder at that time. This module is required by the University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine and upon completion provides qualified access to the University of British Columbia Researcher Information Services (UBC RISe).

If you are interested in access to this module and are not a member of the Faculty of Medicine at UBC, please email @email


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I finished the module but did not receive my certificate. Who do I contact? 
Please contact UBC CPD eLearning at @email

My RWI completion has not been updated in the RISe system. Who do I contact?
The "RWI Course Expiration" in RISe updates after you submit your COI. If you have re-completed the post-quiz, proceed to COI submission. If the issue persists after submitting you COI, please email @email with your certificate attached.

If I have not completed the RWI course in the last 3 years, will it affect my ability to submit my COI declaration?
Yes, you need to complete the post-quiz every three years.

Is there a refresher course?
No, there is only the one module at this time but if you recall the scenarios from the last time you completed the course, you may wish to skip the module and just complete the post-quiz. You only need to redo the post-quiz to refresh your RISe completion. 

I have some questions about COI. Who do I contact? 
If you have questions regarding conflict of interest, please email @email


Articles for Reference

  • Katz D, Caplan AL, Merz JF. (2003). All gifts large and small: Toward an understanding of the ethics of pharmaceutical industry gift giving. American Journal of BIoethics, 3(3): 39-46. PDF
  • Morgan MA, Dana J, Loewenstein G, Zinberg S, Schulkin J. (2006). Interactions of doctors with the pharmaceutical industry. Journal of Medical Ethics, 32: 559-563. PDF
  • Spurling GK, Mansfield PR, Montgomery BD, Lexchin J, Doust J, Othman N, Vitry AI. (2010). Information from pharmaceutical companies and the quality, quantity, and cost of physicians' prescribing: A systematic review. PLoS Medicine, 7(10): e1000352. PDF
  • Steinman MA, Shlipak MG, McPhee SJ. (2001). Of principles and pens: Attitudes and practices of medicine house staff toward pharmaceutical industry promotions. The American Journal of Medicine, 110: 551-557. Abstract link (restricted access).
  • Wazana A. (2000). Physicians and the pharmaceutical industry: Is a gift ever just a gift? JAMA, 283(3): 373-380. Abstract link (restricted access).

Accreditation Information

This module is accredited for up to 1.0 MOC Section 3 and 2.0 Mainpro+ credits. 

The University of British Columbia Division of Continuing Professional Development (UBC CPD) is fully accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Continuing Medical Education (CACME) to provide study credits for continuing medical education for physicians.  This program has been reviewed and approved by the UBC Division of Continuing Professional Development.  UBC CPD designates this educational program as meeting the accreditation criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to 2.0 MAINPRO+ credits. This program is an Accredited Group Learning Activity eligible for up to 1.0 Section 3 credits as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Each physician should claim only those credits he/she actually spent in the activity.

A Certificate of Completion is NOT required for completion for this module. A certificate is only necessary if you need one to claim continuing education credits. Complete the certificate request form following the course and you will receive a certificate for CME credits within 2 weeks.

If you have any questions about this module, please contact us at @email.