The Neurohospitalist Society (NHS) is committed to the continuing medical education (CME) of its members, designed to improve and enhance critical thinking and analysis of the latest neuroscientific information, to help promote innovation in the basic sciences, and to increase competence and improve practice performance and thereby patient care in the clinical sciences. This is accomplished by providing diverse, advanced, relevant, judicious, challenging and sometimes controversial information in the neurosciences, provided through didactic programs and scholarly debate. Our CME activities are independent of the control of commercial interests.
As part of this commitment, the NHS has outlined in this written agreement the terms, conditions, and purposes of Exhibitor support for its non-CME activities only, which are concurrent but in a separate room from the CME program.
TERMS, CONDITIONS, AND PURPOSES
1. The CME activity is for scientific and educational purposes only and will not promote any specific proprietary business interest of the Commercial Interest.
2. The Accredited Provider is responsible for all decisions regarding the identification of educational needs, determination of educational objectives, selection and presentation of content, selection of all persons and organizations that will be in a position to control the content of the CME, selection of education methods, and the evaluation of the activity.
Appropriate Use of Commercial Support
3. The Accredited Provider will make all decisions regarding the disposition and disbursement of the funds from the Commercial Interest.
4. The Commercial Interest will not require the Accredited Provider to accept advice or services concerning teachers, authors, or participants or other education matters, including content, as conditions of receiving this gift.
5. All commercial support associated with this activity will be given with the full knowledge and approval of the Accredited Provider. No other payments shall be given to the director of the activity, planning committee members, teachers or authors, joint sponsor, or any others involved with the supported activity.
6. The Accredited Provider will upon request, furnish the Commercial Interest documentation detailing the receipt and expenditure of the commercial support.
7. Product-promotion material or product-specific advertisement of any type is prohibited in or during the CME activity. The juxtaposition of editorial and advertising material on the same products or subjects is not allowed. Live or enduring promotional activities must be kept separate from the CME activity. Promotional materials cannot be displayed or distributed in the education space immediately before, during or after a CME activity. Commercial Interests may not engage in sales or promotional activities while in the space or place of the CME activity.
8. The Commercial Interest may not be the agent providing the CME activity to the learners.
9. The Accredited Provider will ensure that the source of support from the Commercial Interest, either direct or “in-kind,” is disclosed to the participants, in program brochures, syllabi, and other program materials, and at the time of the activity. This disclosure will not include the use of a trade name or a product-group message. The acknowledgment of commercial support may state the name, mission, and clinical involvement of the company or institution and may include corporate logos and slogans, if they are not product promotional in nature.
The Commercial Supporter and the NHS agree to abide by all requirements of the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support.
The San Francisco Neurological Society (SFNS) is the accredited provider for the Neurohospitalist Society's Annual Meeting in 2023.