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Note to faculty: Guidelines for physicians serving as presenters, moderators, or other faculty at a CME conference are as follows:
- Physicians serving as presenters, moderators, or other faculty at a CME conference should ensure that (a) research findings and therapeutic recommendations are based on scientifically accurate, up-to-date information and are presented in a balanced, objective manner; (b) the content of their presentation is not modified or influenced by representatives of industry or other financial contributors, and they do not employ materials whose content is shaped by industry. Faculty may, however, use scientific data generated from industry-sponsored research, and they may also accept technical assistance from industry in preparing slides or other presentation materials, as long as this assistance is of only nominal monetary value and the company has no input in the actual content of the material.
- When invited to present at non-CME activities that are primarily promotional, faculty should avoid participation unless the activity is clearly identified as promotional in its program announcements and other advertising.
- All conflicts of interest or biases, such as a financial connection to a particular commercial firm or product, should be disclosed by faculty members to the activity’s sponsor and to the audience. Faculty may accept reasonable honoraria and reimbursement for expenses in accordance with Opinion 8.061, "Gifts to Physicians from Industry."
All ARRS faculty who present at CME educational activities are required to complete a disclosure form and abide by the ACCME standards for commercial support. You can read the ARRS disclosure policy, definition of financial relationships and view samples of disclosure statements at http://www.arrs.org/Education/EduToolkit/SampleTools.aspx
Test your knowledge of these standards by taking our Test Your Knowledge of Standards for Conflict of Interest, Commercial Support and/or Bias at http://www.arrs.org/uploadedFiles/ARRS/Education/EduToolkit/ConflictInterestQuiz.pdf
The Association of American Medical Colleges issued a report in June 2010, “In the Interest of Patients: Recommendations for Physician Financial Relationships and Clinical Decision Making”