Director IOM: Official statements president Dutch Health Council incorrect

Van: Behney, Clyde <CBehney@nas.edu>
Verzonden: zondag 19 juni 2016 22:40
Aan: Lou Corsius
CC: Frakes, Chelsea
Onderwerp: RE: Questions about scrutiny IOM, claims posed by president of Health Council of the Netherlands

Dear Mr. Corsius,

Thank you for bringing this matter to our attention.  The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (the Academies) stand behind the Institute of Medicine (IOM) report, which was prepared by experts in the subject matter and was subjected to our rigorous peer review process before it was released, as we do for each of our studies.

I can assure you that the only way one can become a member of the National Academy of Medicine (NAM, formerly IOM) is by being elected by the members of the National Academy of Medicine based on distinguished professional achievement in a field related to medicine and health. One must first be nominated by two members of the NAM who are required to document how a nominee meets the criteria for membership and then be subsequently elected by the full membership of the NAM.

One cannot buy a membership in the NAM, nor can one buy a role as a member of one of the committees that conduct studies and produce our reports. Additionally, all members, including the chairs, of our study committees undergo a very strict review for conflicts of interest prior to their appointment, and we also notify the public about the proposed members for each of our committees twenty days before the first committee meeting so that the public can identify any potential conflicts of interest before the committee begins its work.

Thank you again for making us aware of the statements.

Very best regards,

Clyde

Clyde J. Behney
Executive Director
Health and Medicine Division
National Academies of Sciences,
Engineering, and Medicine

 

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From: Lou Corsius [loucorsius@live.nl]
Sent: Sunday, June 19, 2016 4:46 PM
To: Behney, Clyde
Cc: Frakes, Chelsea
Subject: Re: Questions about scrutiny IOM, claims posed by president of Health Council of the Netherlands

Dear Sir,

thank you very much for your detailed answer. Would it be ok with you if I present our parliament with your answer?

Thank you very much again.

Lou Corsius

 

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Van: Behney, Clyde <CBehney@nas.edu>
Verzonden: zondag 19 juni 2016 22:47
Aan: Lou Corsius
CC: Frakes, Chelsea
Onderwerp: RE: Questions about scrutiny IOM, claims posed by president of Health Council of the Netherlands

That would be fine. We did not intent that to be confidential. It is all information we gladly make public.

Clyde

 

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