Anyone who could be in a position to affect the content of a CME activity must disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests. That includes, without limitation, course directors, planners, content reviewers, moderators, instructors, and the like (collectively, "Affected Parties"). For purposes of this disclosure requirement, “relevant financial relationship” means any amount occurring within the past 12 months that creates a conflict of interest. “Commercial interest” means any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients. The disclosures required herein are in addition to the actual or potential conflict of interest disclosures which all persons involved in ASSH activities or decision-making processes must make under ASSH’s General Conflict of Interest Policy and Disclosure Form. Please read the policy in its entirety by clicking on this link HERE.
Affected Parties must disclose financial relationships with a commercial interest relevant to the CME-related activity and in any amount that has been received during the 12 month period preceding the date this disclosure form was completed.
Affected Parties do not need to disclose financial relationships with government agencies (e.g., NIH).
Affected Parties do not need to disclose honoraria or consulting fees from an ACCME accredited CME provider, even though those funds may have been given to the CME provider through an educational grant from a commercial interest.
Affected Parties who are principal investigators for a drug study must report their research relationships under contracted research even if those funds came to an institution.
Affected Persons must disclose any relevant financial relationships that their spouse or life partner might have with a commercial interest relevant to the CME-related activity.
Affected Parties who fail to provide full and accurate disclosure in a timely manner will be disqualified from participating in the CME-related activity.
Affected Parties also must comply with ASSH’s General Conflict of Interest Policy and fully provide all required disclosures.
Participating in ASSH CME related activities is a privilege, not a right. ASSH has the discretion to determine who may participate in its CME related activities. ASSH’s discretion is limited by its commitment to comply with ACCME’s Standards for Commercial Support.