Per various continuing education accreditation requirements, those in control of content must disclose financial relationships with ACCME defined commercial interest such a pharmaceutical companies, biomedical device companies and other commercial organizations that manufacture, distribute, and/or marketing healthcare products.

If you indicate on this form that you have a financial relationship with commercial interests, you are asked to discuss this with the Activity Director as to how reach a resolution to the conflict of interest.
 

Should you have a financial relationship to disclose, please identify the:

Commercial Interest: any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients. Providers of clinical service directly to patients are not considered to be commercial interests.

What was received: Salary, royalty, intellectual property rights, consulting fee, honoraria, ownership interest (i.e., stocks, stock options or other ownership interest, excluding diversified mutual funds), or other financial benefit.

Role(s): Relationships include financial 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, membership on advisory committees or review panels, board membership, and other activities from which remuneration is received, or expected. Unpaid advisory board positions and research money or patents given to an institution on an individual's behalf are also considered relevant relationships by the ACCME.

Relevant relationships The ACCME focuses on relationships with commercial interests in the 12-month period preceding the time that the individual is being asked to assume a role controlling content of the CME activity. Known future relationships are also relevant. There is no minimal amount for relationships to be significant and unpaid advisory board positions are considered relevant. Relationships which are deemed relevant to being a planner or presenter at this meeting will be disclosed to the audience/participants.