If we have taken appropriate steps to resolve conflicts of interest what is there left to disclose?

Last Revised: 
November 11, 2011

Informed learners are the final safeguards in assuring that a CME activity is independent from commercial influence. Regarding personal conflicts of interest, CME providers are to have in place mechanisms to identify and resolve conflicts of interest. While these mechanisms should greatly reduce the potential for conflicts of interest to affect CME content, a potential for influence remains. Disclosing to learners the relevant financial relationships that were present and resolved assists learners in assessing the potential for bias in information that is presented. ACCME believes this disclosure contributes to the transparency and accountability of the system.

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