In accordance with ACCME regulations (ACCME Standard 3), the American College of Surgeons must ensure that anyone who is able to control the content of the activity has disclosed all financial relationships with any ineligible companies in the 24 months prior to their involvement in the educational activity.
Ineligible Company: Companies that are ineligible to be accredited in the ACCME system (ineligible companies) are those whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, reselling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.
Financial Relationships: Financial relationships are relevant if the following three conditions are met for the individual who will control content of the education: 1) a financial relationship, in any amount, exists between the person in control of content and an ineligible company; 2) the financial relationship existed in the last 24 months; 3) the content of the education is related to the products of an ineligible company with whom the person has a financial relationship.
All CME Planners and Speakers /Moderators/Discussants/Authors/Editors involved in the development and/or presentation of CME content must complete this form. This form must be updated whenever circumstances require. As relevant, all disclosure information for speakers must be revealed by a slide at the beginning of the presentation.