AOA Standard 126.96.36.199, ACCME Criterion 7 (SCS 6), CPME 8.0
Completion of this form is required per term. You'll be requested to complete this form at the beginning of each term.
Des Moines University (DMU) was selected by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) as a Preferred Provider of post-graduate education. DMU must ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all its educational activities. This form must be completed by all individuals who have influence over the content of an educational activity (i.e., activity director(s), planning committee, faculty, etc).
The Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) defines a commercial interest as “any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients." The ACCME does not consider providers of clinical service directly to patients to be commercial interests.
All persons who may impact the content of a CME activity, including faculty and planners, are required to fully disclose current and recent financial relationships with commercial interests. A conflict of interest may be considered to exist if such person or their spouse or partner has financial relationships with the grantor or any commercial interest(s) that may have a direct impact on the content of the program. Financial relationship is defined as being a shareholder, consultant, grant recipient, research participant, employee, and/or recipient of other financial or material support. Recent is defined as the past 12 months.
This disclosure policy is intended to protect all parties involved from any potential conflict of interest that may arise. The students participating in this program must be made aware of any such financial relationship(s) or the lack of a financial relationship. Example disclosure statements are below.
- No Relevant Financial Conflicts: Relevant to the content of this course, I do not relevant financial conflicts with commercial interest companies to disclose.
- Self: Relevant to the content of this course, I am a consultant for ABC Pharma Company.
- Spouse or Partner: Relevant to the content of this course, my spouse or partner is an advisory board member for XYZ Pharma Company.
How can I determine if my organization is a commercial interest?
Relevant financial relationships are those in which an individual (including the individual’s spouse/domestic partner) in the last 12 months has had a personal financial (any amount) relationship with a commercial interest who produces, markets, re-sells, or distributes health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients and/or who also has control over educational content (planning or presenting) about this activity.