Applicants are no longer required to report support provided by organizations that are NOT commercial interest organizations.
They are required to report commercial support. Commercial Support is funding or in-kind support provided by an entity either 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. Nonprofit or government organizations, non-healthcare companies, and healthcare facilities are not considered commercial interests. Commercial support is funds or in-kind support provided specifically for the educational activity. Exhibitors are a business transaction and not considered commercial support.