CME Faculty and Planner Disclosure
Please complete this form taking into account the past 12 months and the future 12 months.
Terms as defined by the ACCME:
- Commercial Interest: Any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on patients.
- Financial Relationships: Relationships in which the individual benefits by receiving a salary, royalty, intellectual property rights, consulting fee, honoraria, 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 (including Speakers Bureaus), membership on advisory committees or review panels, board membership, and other activities from which remuneration is received or expected. ACCME considers relationships of the person involved in the CME activity to include financial relationships of a spouse or partner.
- Relevant financial relationships: Financial relationships with commercial interests in any amount occurring within the 12-month period preceding the time that the individual is being asked to assume a role controlling content of the CME activity that create a conflict of interest. The ACCME has not set a minimum dollar amount (any amount) for relationships to be significant. Inherent in any amount is the incentive to maintain or increase the value of the relationship. With respect to personal financial relationships, contracted research includes research funding where the institution gets the grant and manages the funds and the person is the principal or named investigator on the grant.
- Individuals* with potential for influence or control of CME content: Planners and planning committee members, authors, teachers, educational activity director(s), educational partner(s), and others who participate, e.g. facilitators and moderators. The ACCME considers financial relationships to create actual conflicts of interest in CME when individuals have both a financial relationship with a commercial interest and the opportunity to affect the content of CME about the products or services of that commercial interest. The ACCME considers “content of CME about the products or services of that commercial interest” to include content about specific agents/devices, but not necessarily about the class of agents/devices, and not necessarily content about the whole disease class in which those agents/devices are used.
- Conflict of Interest: Circumstances create a conflict of interest when an individual has an opportunity to affect CME content about products or services of a commercial interest with which he/she has a financial relationship. With respect to financial relationships with commercial interests, when a person divests themselves of a relationship it is immediately not relevant to conflicts of interest but it must be disclosed to the learners for 12 months