Conflict of Interest Policy
Disclosing conflicts of interest
All individuals involved in the creation, planning, presentation, or assessment of CME activities must disclose to learners any relevant financial relationship(s), including: the name of the individual, the name of the commercial interest(s), and the nature of the relationship the person has with each commercial interest. For an individual with no relevant financial relationship(s), the learners must be informed that no relevant financial relationship(s) exist.
The source of all support from commercial interests must be disclosed to learners. When commercial support is “in-kind,” the nature of the support must be disclosed to learners.
Pride in Practice will not include the use of a corporate logo, trade name or a product-group message of an ACCME-defined commercial interest.
Pride in Practice collects conflict of interest disclosures from all individuals involved in the creation, planning, presentation, or assessment of CME activities via our conflict of interest disclosure form and discloses the above information to learners prior to the beginning of the educational activity. CME activities are not approved until all individuals involved in the creation of the activity have submitted a conflict of interest disclosure using the above form and have satisfactorily resolved all conflicts.
Resolving conflicts of interest
Individuals who have disclosed conflicts of interest have several options for resolving these conflicts.
- Discontinue engagement in the creation, planning, presentation, or assessment of the CME activity, with the option to be replaced by an individual who has no conflicts.
- Alter the activity to avoid areas of conflict, after which our conflict of interest resolution form and updated activity materials must be submitted to ensure the activity does not contain any biased and/or promotional material, and that it presents a fair and balanced approach to diagnostic and therapeutic options related to quality patient care.
- Limit the remarks of the conflicted individual to only statements of fact, with unconflicted individuals providing broader context and recommendations.