Disclosing a relevant financial relationship with an organization does not preclude involvement in the development, management, presentation, or evaluation of a CE activity. However, the Course Director must have resolved any conflict(s) of interest and the audience must be informed of all such relationships prior to the start of the activity. In order to ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor at all programs, the planners, faculty, moderators, and panelists must make full disclosure indicating whether they, and/or a spouse or domestic partner, have had any relevant financial relationships with commercial interests within the last 12 months.
A commercial interest is defined as any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on patients (excepting non-profits, government organizations or providers of clinical service directly to patients). Individuals who refuse to disclose will be disqualified from participation in the CME activity. Failure to complete and return the form is the same as refusing to disclose.)