Statement of Vested Interest
Having an interest in an organization does not prevent a speaker from making a presentation but the audience must be informed of this relationship prior to the start of the activity. Each presenter should read the following statement and mark the appropriate response. Vested interest statements are required by accrediting bodies.
I recognize that I must follow all guidelines and criteria regarding vested interest. Any real or perceived conflict of interest for a conference participant must be disclosed. For this purpose a real or apparent conflict of interest is defined as having a significant financial interest in a product to be discussed directly or indirectly during the presentation, being or having been an employee of a company with such financial interest, and/or having had substantial resear support by an industry to study the product to be discussed at the presentation. A disclosure slide must accompany you PowerPoint presentation. It can use one of the following statements below.