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CONFLICT OF INTEREST DISCLOSURE POLICY

In accordance with the ACCME's Updated Standards for Commercial Support, the American Clinical Neurophysiology Society requires that anyone who is in a position to control the content of an educational activity discloses all financial relationships with any commercial interest (defined below). Relationships with governmental agencies (e.g., the NIH) and organizations that do not make or own FDA-regulated drugs or devices do not have to be disclosed. If an individual has received honoraria (or fee-for-service) or consulting funds from a CME provider, even though those funds may have been provided through an educational grant from a commercial interest, they do not have to disclose those honoraria or fees.

Should it be determined that a conflict of interest exists as a result of a financial relationship, individuals will be contacted and methods to resolve the conflict will be discussed.

Failure to provide disclosure information in a timely manner, refusal to disclose a conflict, or the inability to resolve an identified conflict will result in disqualification from this activity, at the discretion of the ACNS CME Committee.

A Financial Relationship is a relationship in which the individual benefits by receiving a salary, royalty, intellectual property rights, consulting fee, honoraria, ownership interest (e.g. stocks, stock options or other ownership interest, excluding diversified mutual funds), or other financial benefit. Financial benefits are usually associated with roles such as employment, management position, independent contractor (including contracted research), consulting, speaking and teaching, membership on advisory committees or review panels, board membership, and other activities from which remuneration is received or expected. ACCME considers relationships of the person involved in the CME activity to include financial relationships of a spouse or partner.

A Commercial Interest is any proprietary entity producing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients, with the exception of non-profit or government organizations and non-health care related companies.

Relevant Financial Relationships: ACCME focuses on financial relationships with commercial interests in the 12-month period preceding the time that the individual is being asked to assume a role controlling content of the CME activity. ACCME has not set a minimal dollar amount for relationships to be significant. Inherent in any amount is the incentive to maintain or increase the value of the relationship. The ACCME defines "'relevant' financial relationships" as financial relationships in any amount occurring within the past 12 months.

Conflict of Interest Circumstances create a conflict of interest 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.


SPEAKER COMPENSATION POLICY *New in 2020*

Speaker Compensation has been determined by ACNS policy as follows for the Annual Meeting & Courses. Course Directors are responsible for ensuring that the agenda they have proposed adheres to the following policies:

*Speakers are expected to comply with deadlines set forth in their speaking invitations.

Registration

In appreciation of their participation, ACNS is pleased to extend speakers complimentary Annual Meeting registration (a $400 value). In addition, as a condition of meeting all the deadlines set forth in the Planning Timeline, ACNS will cover the cost of one night’s stay at the headquarters hotel, The Roosevelt New Orleans. Speakers who successfully meet all deadlines set forth in their invitations are eligible for the “deadline incentive” detailed in the ACNS Speaker Compensation Policy.

Conflict of Interest Disclosure & Resolution Policy
In accordance with the ACCME's Updated Standards for Commercial Support, the American Clinical Neurophysiology Society requires that anyone who is in a position to control the content of an educational activity discloses all financial relationships with any commercial interest (defined below). Should it be determined that a conflict of interest exists as a result of a financial relationship, individuals will be contacted and methods to resolve the conflict will be discussed. Failure to provide disclosure information in a timely manner, refusal to disclose a conflict, or the inability to resolve an identified conflict will result in disqualification from this activity, at the discretion of the ACNS CME Committee.

 

Travel & Housing

Speakers are expected to comply with deadlines set forth in their speaking invitations (see timeline).

Speaker Compensation Policy *New in 2020*
In appreciation of their participation, ACNS is pleased to extend speakers complimentary Annual Meeting registration (a $400 value). In addition, as a condition of meeting all the deadlines set forth in the Planning Timeline, ACNS will cover the cost of one night’s stay at the headquarters hotel, The Roosevelt New Orleans. Speakers who successfully meet all deadlines set forth in their invitations are eligible for the “deadline incentive” detailed in the ACNS Speaker Compensation Policy. Speakers are responsible for booking their own reservation at the host hotel The Roosevelt New Orleans in the ACNS group block. Rooms booked at other hotels, through a third party vendor or outside of the ACNS group block are not eligible for the incentive.

Last updated: November 13, 2019