Guideline G: Conflict of Interest and Disclosure

Reference: Standard 5 – Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

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1.    Disclosure will always be made.

1.1 Individuals with no real or relevant financial or other relationships will disclose to learners that they have no conflicts of interest to declare.

2.    Disclosure will include only the company name and will not include trade names, logos, company or product-group messages or organizational slogans, except when a trade or product name is required in the disclosure statement by another continuing health education accreditation organization.

3.    If additional personnel, such as a new live learning activity presenter, become involved with a learning activity following accreditation, a Disclosure Form will be submitted to CCCEP prior to their active participation.

4.    The required elements for disclosure outlined in Standard 5 (Disclosure) will be presented in a disclosure statement or set of disclosure slides equivalent to the samples below.

4.1.    Conference presenters will also include a statement of how they have mitigated any bias arising from potential conflicts of interest and/or sponsorship.

5.    Current/past employment relationship includes any relationship which may be, or give the appearance of, a conflict of interest with respect to the learning activity; this includes ongoing contractual relationships.

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Sample Disclosure Slides

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