Statement of Purpose This activity is for scientific and educational purposes only. It will not promote the Company’s products, directly, or indirectly.
Control of Content and Selection of Presenters and Moderators The Kentucky Chapter of the ACS is responsible for full control of content and selection of presenters and moderators. The Company agrees not to direct the content of the program. The Company or its agents will respond on to The Kentucky Chapter of the ACS initiated request for suggestions of presenters or sources of possible presenters. The Company will suggest more than one name (if possible); will provide speaker qualifications, will disclose financial or other relationships between the Company and the speaker, and will provide this information in writing. ACS will record role of the Company or its agents in suggesting presenter(s); will seek suggestions from other sources and will make selection of presenter(s) based on balance and independence.
Disclosure of Financial Relationships The Kentucky Chapter of the ACS will ensure meaningful disclosure to the audience, at the time of the program of (a) Company funding and (b) any significant relationship between ACS and the Company or between individual speakers or moderators and the Company.
Involvement in Content There will be no “scripting”, emphasis, or direction on content by the Company and its agents.
Ancillary promotional Activities No Promotional Activities will be permitted in the same room or vicinity before, during, or after the educational activity. No product advertisements will be permitted in the activity room.
Objectivity & Balance The Kentucky Chapter of the ACS will make every effort to ensure that the data regarding the Company’s products (or competing products) are objectively selected and presented, with favorable and unfavorable information and balanced discussion of prevailing information on the product(s) and/or alternative treatments.
Limitation on Data The Kentucky Chapter of the ACS will ensure, to the extent possible, meaningful disclosure of limitations on data (eg, ongoing research, interim analyses, preliminary data, or unsupported opinion).
Discussion of Unapproved Uses The Kentucky Chapter of the ACS will require that presenters disclose when a product is considered off-label or investigational.
Opportunities for Debate The Kentucky Chapter of the ACS will ensure meaningful opportunities for questioning or scientific debate.
Independence of sponsors in the Use of Contributed Funds All funds and other support associated with this CME activity must be given with the full knowledge and approval of the American College of Surgeons.
Funds should be in the form of an exhibitor booth payment made payable to the Kentucky Chapter of the American College of Surgeons.
No other funds from the commercial supporter will be paid to the program director, faculty, or others involved with the CME activity (additional honoraria, extra social events, etc.)