Whistle Blowers Keep Doctors in Line?
WASHINGTON, DC . . . the whistleblowers and persons of conscience will hold the fifth annual gathering on Capitol Hill, focused on signature issues of Judicial Accountability, Medical Integrity and expanding education and awareness of whistleblower issues, particularly in light of consideration of the preventable **disasters that have beset the United States. Advocates from around the country to meet in the Nation's Capitol and encourage their lawmakers to pass the protection for whistleblowers.
As the Nation's budget crisis continues to grow, lawmakers must be encouraged to look towards the activities of corporate and federal whistleblowers in assuring proper spending.
Registration and details at http://internationalwhistleblower.org/
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Scoop has been crucial to the public interest, and in exposing matters of critical interest to the nation. Now, all of us are having a National Meeting to press our agenda to Congress. OEN has consistently pursued the public interest and whistleblower rights. We have a once in a lifetime opportunity to make our voices heard, and to meet and make the public aware of the crisis in rights
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The IAW is non-political, and non-aligned. The IAW seeks to provide a forum for citizens of conscience to meet, network, and seek new relationships and mentoring in the struggle to bring integrity to healthcare.
Now is the time for all public minded and enlightened citizens to band together. The International Association of Whistleblower Caucus will be held in Washington, DC:
Included in the IAW Caucus are many signature panels and events:
1. A ceremony to Honor Absent Heroes; a "empty chair" panel will represent four outstanding whistleblowers that cannot attend the meeting because they are in prison or are deceased:
a) Martin Salazar, former Dept. of Energy employee
b) Bradley Birkenfeld, former UBS banker
c) Mordechai Vanunu, former Israeli nuclear technician
d) Karen Silkwood, Kerr-McGee technician (deceased)
Other absent heroes will also be honored in a roll call of those lost while serving the nation's interests.
2. Atlanta Whistleblowers will discuss the alarming problems in Georgia including the eruptions of scandals in schools, hospitals and courts. Dr. Helen Salisbury and her colleagues will ask: "Can the Patient Quality Care Project Bring Integrity back to Medicine?"
3. Medical Whistleblowers will report on need for improvements at the nation's for-profit hospital chains.
4. A special session will be provided by OpEdNew's own Rob Kall and Joan Brunwasser and Tapping the Power of Media "How can we use the power of story, and new internet media, to promote social justice?
More events can be seen on the IAW website. Whistleblowers from all walks of life are welcomed. Membership is being enlarged. The IAW will also host social events and booksignings. Every single person attending will have the opportunity to have their story recorded for U-tube. This event is "of, by and for the whistleblower."
"Starting today, every agency and department should know that this administration stands on the side not of those who seek to withhold information, but those who seek to make it known."
We encourage all 264 organizations and corporations that signed the Whistleblower letter to join us! We are already bonded by a shared principle that "whistleblower protection is a foundation for any change in which the public can believe. It does not matter whether the issue is economic recovery, prescription drug safety, environmental protection, infrastructure spending, national health insurance, or foreign policy."
Medical Truth: Whistleblowers will restore integrity in medicine by bringing hospitals in line.
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