In accordance with requirements of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Endocrine Society requires all individuals who are in a position to control the content of a CME activity to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest that produces, markets, resells, or distributes healthcare goods or services consumed by or used on patients. Relevant financial relationships are defined as remuneration paid to you or your spouse/partner in any amount that has occurred within the last 12 months when these two conditions apply: 1) you or your spouse has a financial relationship with a commercial interest and 2) you have the opportunity to affect CME content related to the products or services of that commercial interest.
Financial relationships are defined by remuneration in any amount from the commercial interest(s) in the form of grants; research support; consulting fees; salary; ownership interest (e.g., stocks, stock options, or ownership interest excluding diversified mutual funds); honoraria or other payments for participation in speakers' bureaus, advisory boards, or boards of directors; or other financial benefits.
The intent of this disclosure is not to prevent CME planners with relevant financial relationships from planning or delivery of content, but rather to provide learners with information that allows them to make their own judgments of whether these financial relationships may have influenced the educational activity with regard to exposition or conclusion. If a potential conflict of interest exists as a result of a financial relationship, the Society will work with you to resolve the conflict prior to the activity. All relevant financial relationships must be disclosed to learners at the beginning of the CME activity. If no relevant financial relationships exist, learners must be informed of that as well.