Table 3

Illustrative examples of verbatim descriptions of sponsored events

SponsorDateEvent contentVenueProfessionals presentHospitalityTotal cost
ServierMay 2012120 minute presentation including a discussion on Valdoxan-specific patient casesThe Sebel Resort, Windsor, NSW26 advanced trainees, hospital pharmacists, psychiatristsDinner, including alcoholic and non- alcoholic beverages$A4138.84
AstrazenecaAugust 2014Educational dinner meeting for GPs with a specialist presentation on ‘The Anxious Depressed Patient’.
1 hour educational content
Kimberly Gardens
St Kilda East
35 GPs, PsychiatristsDinner with alcoholic and non alcoholic beverages$A3750.00
GSKJune 2015HCP osteoporosis presentation. Providing HCPs with the confidence to switch appropriate patients from bisphosphonates to Prolia. GSK was not responsible for organising the educational content. Duration of educational content: 2 hoursGG Restaurant, 105 Yarra St, Geelong VIC 322038 GPs, EndocrinologistsThree-course dinner, juice/water, non-alcoholic beverage, alcoholic beverage$A4136.5
AstellasApril 2014Educational dinner meeting. Prof Philip Van Kerrebroeck giving educational launch presentation on BETMIGA, the new oral treatment in the management of overactive bladder. One hour educational content.The Terrace Room (Private Dining), L’Aqua, Sydney, NSW10 leading specialists with an interest in OAB—especially UrologistsFood and beverages$A11 742.95
  • GP, general practitioner; GSK, GlaxoSmithKline; HCP, health care professional; NSW, New South Wales; OAB, overactive bladder; VIC, Victoria.