The intent of this disclosure is to allow the Institute for International Medicine the opportunity to resolve any potential conflicts of interest to assure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all of its CME activities. All planners and faculty of INMED sponsored activities are expected to disclose to INMED any relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest that produces health care goods or services related to the content of the educational activity or presentation in which they are involved with.
Commercial Interest: any entity producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients. The ACCME does not consider providers of clinical service directly to patients to be commercial interests.
Conflict of Interest: When an individual’s interests are aligned with those of a commercial interest the interests of the individual are in ‘conflict’ with the interests of the public.
Financial Relationships: are those relationships in which the individual benefits by receiving a salary, royalty, intellectual property rights, consulting fee, honoraria, ownership interest, or other financial benefit. ACCME considers relationships of the person involved in the CME activity to include financial relationships of a spouse or partner.
Financial benefits are usually associated with roles such as employment, management position, independent contractor (including contracted research funding where the institution gets the grant and manages the funds and the person is the principal or named investigator on the grant.), consulting, speaking and teaching, membership on advisory committees or review panels, board membership, and other activities from which remuneration is received, or expected. ACCME considers relationships of the person involved in the CME activity to include financial relationships of a spouse or partner.
For full information on ACCME Standards for Commercial Support click here.