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Independent medical education

Our arm’s-length support of independent medical education aims to improve patient health.

We fund education initiatives in Canada for healthcare professionals in disease areas where there is patient need and mutual scientific interest. We help education experts and healthcare professionals to collaborate and innovate, with the ultimate aim of identifying and closing healthcare gaps.

Our support of these initiatives is at arm’s-length - we have no involvement or influence on the education development, logistics or selection of participants. We focus our resources on programs that have the greatest potential to close learning gaps, to improve patient health and enable people to do more, feel better, and live longer.

On these pages you can find more information on the type of organizations that can apply, the disease areas of interest, and summaries of funded education activities. You can also download the program information & criteria document, process map, and application forms.


Conference Sponsorship Requests:

Conferences and other meeting-style activities for health care professionals that offer benefits or opportunities (e.g. booth displays) in exchange for sponsor funding will now be reviewed by the GSK commercial team. Selective funding may be available where GSK disease area interests are aligned with the proposed conference.

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