STANDARD 5: DISCLOSURE AND CONFLICT OF INTEREST

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STANDARD

Standard 5: All individuals who are involved in any aspect of a learning activity will disclose real or potential conflict(s) of interest that may impair their objectivity or give rise to a perception of bias.

REQUIRED ELEMENTS TO ACHIEVE THIS STANDARD

5.1.    Full disclosure of all funding, payments, influences, and relationships will be made:

5.1.1    To CCCEP at time of application, renewal and when new individuals are added; and
5.1.2    To learners at the beginning of the learning activity.

5.2.    Disclosure will include:

5.2.1    Potential conflicts of interest of the presenter or author;
5.2.2    Employment relationships with a commercial entity;
5.2.3    Whether an honorarium (speaking fee) provided and by who for that particular learning activity; and
5.2.4    Sponsorship support, including in-kind support.

5.3.    Disclosures to CCCEP will be made on an approved disclosure form at the time of application for accreditation, and as new individuals are added.

5.3.1    Approved Disclosure forms include those of CCCEP, the College of Family Physicians of Canada, the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and other disclosure statements approved by CCCEP.

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5.4.    Disclosure to learners will include all information on the sample disclosure slides and may be made on disclosure slides (Live activity) or in a statement of disclosure (Independent Study activity).

5.5.    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.

5.6.    Presenters/authors with no relevant financial or other relationships will disclose to learners that no conflicts of interest exist.

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FURTHER INFORMATION

We recommend that providers review the following guideline and sample disclosure slides to ensure that they fully meet this standard:

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