The ACCME Standards for Integrity and Independence require that all planners, faculty, speakers and others who would be in a position to control content to disclose all financial relationships with any ineligible companies. We define ineligible companies as those whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. There is no minimum financial threshold; everyone must disclose all financial relationships, regardless of the amount, with ineligible companies. All must disclose regardless of whether they view the financial relationships as relevant to the education.

All planners, speakers (faculty) and moderators for the San Antonio meeting have been listed in a disclosure recap report which is available by clicking one of the links below. A printed version of the report is also available at the registration desk upon request.  

To download a PDF file, click HERE

To view on a webpage click HERE

If a Conflict of Interest Exists

All planners, speakers and peer-reviewers involved with the planning or teaching of this CME activity who have disclosed a relevant financial relationship (including those of their spouse/partner) are deemed to have a conflict of interest. ICSUS has resolved that conflict of interest prior to the CME activity using one or more of the following mechanisms:

1. Review of content to ensure presentation is balanced. (PowerPoint presentation, manuscript or any other materials that provide information about the content of the presentation)

2. Change the content of the person’s assignment.

3. Limit the content to a report without recommendations.

4. Replace the individual with a conflict.

5. Disqualify faculty if there is no other means with which to resolve conflict.

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