Many healthcare professionals have financial relationships with ACCME(R) defined ineligible companies. These relationships must not be allowed to influence accredited continuing education. Financial relationships of any dollar amount are defined as relevant if the educational content is related to the business lines or products of the ineligible company.
The Medical College of Wisconsin collects information from all planners, faculty, and others in control of educational content about all their financial relationships with ineligible companies within the prior 24 months. There is no minimum financial threshold; individuals must disclose all financial relationships, regardless of the amount, with ineligible companies. Individuals must disclose regardless of their view of the relevance of the relationship to the education.
An ineligible company is a company whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.