In accordance with ACCME Standards for Commercial Support of Continuing Medical Education and the Feinberg School of Medicine's disclosure policy for CME activities, all individuals who contribute to the content or the identification / resolution of potential conflicts of interest must disclose any relationship they may have with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients. Such disclosure is intended to provide participants with sufficient information to evaluate whether any given presentation has been influence by the faculty's relationships(s) or financial interest with said companies.
The circumstances that create a conflict of interest are when an individual has an opportunity to affect CME content about products or services of a commercial interest with which he/she has a financial relationship. The purpose for identifying and addressing potential conflicts of interest is to ensure a proper balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor of the medical school's educational activities. The medical school does not view the existence of a financial relationship as necessarily implying bias or decreasing the value of participation in CME activities, but must ensure that a financial interest is not a conflict of interest. Identifying Conflict of Interest: A five-tier peer review system has been developed to identify possible conflicts of interests.
- The first tier is the Course Director and/or Planning Committee Members
- The second-tier is the CME Director
- The third-tier is the CME Review Committee
- The fourth-tier is the Senior Associate Dean for Medical Education
- The fifth-tier is the CME Coordinator
CME Office and Review Committee Disclosures
Dr. John X. Thomas, Senior Associate Dean for Medical Education at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine has nothing to disclose.
Genevieve Napier, CME director at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine has nothing to disclose.
The Continuing Medical Education Coordinators at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine: Tara Scavelli, Ashley Kick and Kathryn Quinn have nothing to disclose.
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Course Director & Planning Committee Disclosures at Children's Memorial Hospital:
Dr. Mary Nevin, Course Director and Director of Continuing Medical Education and Claudia Pinto-Cooper, Manager of Events & Programs have nothing to disclose.