The Nicklaus Children’s Hospital is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Faculty/Planner Disclosure Policy
In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education’s Standards for Commercial Support, all planners, teachers, and authors involved in the development of CME content are required to disclose to the accredited provider their relevant financial relationships. Relevant financial relationships will be disclosed to the activity audience.
Faculty Disclosure/Conflict of Interest Resolution Statement
The “Conflict of Interest Disclosure Policy” of Nicklaus Children’s Hospital requires that faculty participating in any CME activity disclose to the audience any relationship(s) with a pharmaceutical or equipment company.
Any presenter whose disclosed relationship proves to create a conflict of interest with regard to their contribution to the activity will not be permitted to present.
Nicklaus Children’s Hospital also requires that faculty participating in any CME activity disclose to the audience when discussing any unlabeled or investigational use of any commercial product or device not yet approved for use in the United States.
Whenever a faculty member has reported financial relationships with one or more commercial interests, Nicklaus Children’s Hospital works with them to resolve such conflicts prior to the course to ensure that the content presented is free of commercial bias.
The content of the presentation is required to meet this standard:
- A slide will be prepared addressing disclosures;
- Disclosures will also be added to handouts;
- Content is peer-reviewed by a member of the CME committee prior to the course.
We have notified our speakers that we will be disclosing this information to our learners before their presentation and together we have decided on the following strategy(ies) to resolve conflicts of interest:
- Peer-review of the presentation prior to the course
- A slide addressing his/her disclosures.
- Disclosures will also be added to handouts.