Thank you for agreeing to assist with planning or to present at this CE activity. Please review the following before completing the disclosure process.
As an accredited continuing education provider by ACCME, ANCC, and ACPE, the IHS Clinical Support Center (CSC) must ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all its certified educational activities. As such, the course directors/coordinators, planning committee members, faculty/speakers, content experts/reviewers and all individuals in a position to control the content of an educational activity must make full disclosure indicating whether they and their respective spouse/partner, have had any relevant financial relationships with commercial interests within the last 12 months. A commercial interest is any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, used on, patients.
In order to ensure CE activities promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial interest, CSC will identify and resolve all conflicts of interest and inform the learners of all such relationships prior to the start of the activity. Individuals who do not provide the requested disclosure information will be disqualified from participating in the development, management, presentation, or evaluation of a CE activity.
• Relevant financial relationships are financial relationships in any amount, which occurred in the twelve-month period preceding the time that the individual was asked to assume a role controlling content of the CE activity, and which relate to the content of the educational activity, causing a conflict of interest.
• Conflict of interest can exist when somebody is in control of education content incorporating information about products or services of a commercial interest with which he/she/spouse/partner has a financial relationship.
• Financial relationships are those relationships in which the individual benefits by receiving a salary, royalty, intellectual property rights, consulting fee, honoraria for promotional speakers’ bureau, ownership interest (e.g., stocks, stock options or other ownership interest, excluding diversified mutual funds), or other financial benefit. Financial benefits are usually associated with roles such as employment, management position, independent contractor (including contracted research), consulting, speaking and teaching, membership on advisory committees or review panels, board membership, and other activities from which remuneration is received, or expected. This includes financial relationships of your spouse or partner.
• Control in planning or presenting educational content exists when somebody has influence in the process of needs assessment, faculty selection, curriculum development, or evaluation of an educatio