All CME Activity directors and planning committee members are required to disclose
financial relationships with commercial interests to ensure that the content of this
CME activity is to promote improvements/quality in healthcare for the health and well-being
of the public and not a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial interest.
The program content will be free of control by individuals with real or apparent conflicts
of interest. A conflict of interest arises when individuals have both a financial
relationship with a commercial interest and the opportunity to affect the content
of CME programs with regard to the products or services of that commercial interest.
The following decisions must be made free of the control of a commercial interest.
- Identification of CME program needs;
- Determination of educational objectives;
- Selection and presentation of content;
- Selection of all persons and organizations that will be in a position to control the content of the CME program;
- Evaluation of the activity.
Any individual who refuses to disclose relevant financial relationships will be disqualified from being an Activity Director, planning committee member, a teacher, or an author of CME, and cannot have control of, or responsibility for, the development, management, presentation or evaluation of this CME activity. To complete the Disclosure Form, please log into the HighMarks system by clicking here.