RCPSC National Standard Element 3: Conflict of Interest
3.1 All members of the SPC, speakers, moderators, facilitators and authors must provide to the CPD provider organization a written description of all relationships with for-profit and not-for-profit organizations over the previous 2 years including (but not necessarily limited to):
- Any direct financial payments including receipt of honoraria;
- Membership on advisory boards or speakers’ bureaus;
- Funded grants or clinical trials;
- Patents on a drug, product or device; and
- All other investments or relationships that could be seen by a reasonable, well-informed participant as having the potential to influence the content of the educational activity.
3.3 All members of the SPC, speakers, moderators, facilitators, and authors, must disclose to participants their relationships as described in 3.1.
3.4 Any individual who fails to disclose their relationships as described in 3.1 and 3.3 cannot participate as a speaker, moderator, facilitator or author of an accredited CPD activity.
1. Complete the conflict of interest disclosure form and submit it to the CPD provider organization or scientific planning committee, as directed.
2. Disclosures must be made to the audience whether you do or do not have a relationship to disclose.
3. Speakers must disclose conflicts verbally and in writing on a slide at the beginning of a presentation. All other individual's conflicts must be disclosed either in writing on a slide at the beginning of a presentation or be included in the written conference materials.
4. The description of therapeutic options must utilize generic names (or both generic and trade names) and not reflect exclusivity and branding.