WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
Southern Regional AHEC Commercial Interest Disclosure Policy
Southern Regional AHEC CPD/CME ensures balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all of its educational activities. All individuals participating in the planning, implementation, presentation, evaluation, etc. of activities are expected to disclose to the audience the presence or absence of all financial relationships and the nature of those relationships they have with any ineligible company within the past 24 months. SR-AHEC CME is responsible for identifying, mitigating, documenting, and disclosing relevant financial relationships before one may participate or engage in an accredited activity. See ACCME Standard 3 for more information.
An ineligible company is any entity whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.
Content Integrity of the activity is maintained by: independence from any organization providing funding for the activity (commercial interest organization or sponsor). All faculty presenters and planners must identify and disclose any off-label uses for pharmaceutical and medical device products. All slides, handouts, or other materials presented to the learner related to the educational activity will be free of advertising, trade names, and/or product messages or images. *Content is based on best available evidence.
Continuing Medical Education (CME)
The ACCME is committed to ensuring that accredited continuing education (1) presents learners with only accurate, balanced, scientifically justified recommendations, and (2) protects learners from promotion, marketing, and commercial bias. To that end, the ACCME has established the following guidance on the types of organizations that may be eligible to be accredited in the ACCME System. Organizations eligible to be accredited in the ACCME System (eligible organizations) are those whose mission and function are: (1) providing clinical services directly to patients; or (2) the education of healthcare professionals; or (3) serving as fiduciary to patients, the public, or population health; and other organizations that are not otherwise ineligible. Examples of such organizations include: Ambulatory procedure centers, blood banks, diagnostic labs that do not sell proprietary products, electronic health records companies, government or military agencies, group medical practices, health law firms, health profession membership organizations, hospitals or healthcare delivery systems, infusion centers, insurance or managed care companies, nursing homes, pharmacies that do not manufacture proprietary compounds, publishing or education companies, rehabilitation centers, schools of medicine or health science universities, software or game developers.
Southern Regional AHEC adheres to the ACCME Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education
Conflict of Interest Policy: It is the policy of Southern Regional AHEC to require disclosure of any significant financial interest or any other relationship a faculty member, planning committee member or guest instructor has with the manufacturer(s) of any commercial products or services discussed in an educational presentation. This information will be shared with all participants in the workshop.
Southern Regional AHEC Disclaimer: Institutions providing dental education have an obligation to disseminate new knowledge related to dental practice. In doing so, some information or representation may include controversial materials or commercial references. Southern Regional AHEC acknowledges that there is potential risk to participants using limited knowledge when incorporating new techniques and procedures into their practices, especially when the continuing education program has not provided them with supervised clinical experience in the techniques and procedures to ensure that they have attained competence. Sponsorship of continuing education courses by Southern Regional AHEC does not imply endorsement of a particular philosophy, product or procedure by this institution.
Affidavit of Image Authenticity: I declare that all visual images, electronic or otherwise, used by me or my associates during this program, to the best of my knowledge have not misrepresented or falsified the treatment outcome.
Commercial Interest, as defined by ANCC, is any entity producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing healthcare goods or services consumed by or used on patients, or an entity that is owned or controlled by an entity that produces, markets, resells, or distributes healthcare goods or services consumed by or used on patients.
All continuing pharmacy education (CPE) programs should provide for an in-depth presentation with fair and full disclosure and equitable balance. Appropriate topics and learning activities shall be distinguished from topics and learning activities which are promotional or appear to be intended for the purpose of endorsing either a specific commercial drug or other commercial product (as contrasted with the generic product/drug entity and its contents or the general therapeutic area it addresses), or a specific commercial service (as contrasted with the general service area and/or the aspects or problems of professional practice it addresses). Click here for more information