Disclosure of Financial Relationships

As the accredited provider, Des Moines University (DMU) is committed to ensuring that accredited continuing education (1) presents learners with only accurate, balanced, scientifically justified recommendations and (2) protects learners from promotion, marketing, and commercial bias. DMU is responsible for identifying financial relationships between individuals in control of educational content and ineligible companies and managing them to ensure they do not introduce commercial bias.

Financial relationships of any dollar amount are defined as relevant if the educational content is related to the business lines or products of the ineligible company. The Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) defines an ineligible company as an organization “whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients." The ACCME does not consider clinical service providers directly to patients as ineligible companies. Ineligible companies are prohibited from engaging in joint providership with accredited providers.

DMU must collect information from all planners, faculty, and others in control of educational content about all their financial relationships with ineligible companies within the prior 24 months. There is no minimum monetary threshold; individuals must disclose all financial relationships with ineligible companies regardless of the amount. Individuals must disclose, irrespective of their view the relevance of the relationship to education. Any individual who refuses to disclose relevant financial relationships will be disqualified from developing, managing, presenting, or evaluating the activity. The disclosure intends not to prevent an individual from being involved in a continuing education activity but to provide learners with information to make judgments. This disclosure policy is intended to protect all parties involved from any potential conflict of interest that may arise.

DISCLOSURE

The speaker(s) will disclose if any pharmaceuticals, medical procedures, and devices discussed are investigational or unapproved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The determination of educational content and the selection of speakers is the responsibility of the activity director. 

Relevant to the content of this educational activity, the following individual(s) have no conflict(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.

  • Andrew Hoel, MD - Planning Committee Member and Associate Director
  • Angela Churilla - Activity Coordinator
  • Ankur Chandra, MD - Activity Director and Moderator
  • Ashlee Fletcher - Moderator 
  • Ashley Gutwein, MD - Moderator 
  • Ashley Vavra, MD, MS - Moderator and Speaker
  • Ashley Verhyen, MSN, RN - Activity Coordinator
  • Benjamin Jacobs, MD - Moderator and Planning Committee Member
  • Bethany Taylor, RT ® - Planning Committee Member
  • Betsy Wymer, DNP, RN, CV-BC - Director of Quality and Speaker
  • Brooke Dolacky, RT ®,RCES - Planning Committee Member
  • Carlos Moreno - Activity Coordinator
  • Caroline Morgan, RN - Planning Committee Member and Speaker
  • Carrie Cornett, RN - Data Manager
  • Eleftherios S. Xenos, MD, PhD, RVT, FACS - Moderator 
  • Elizabeth Schwendler - Moderator 
  • Faisal Aziz, MD, FACS - Activity Director and Moderator
  • Igor Laskowski, MD, PhD - Planning Committee Member
  • James Wadzinsk - Planning Committee Member
  • Jeffrey J. Siracuse, MD, MBA - Activity Director
  • Jennifer Correa - Activity Coordinator
  • Jennifer Farrell, RN - Planning Committee Member
  • Jens Eldrup-Jorgensen, MD, FACS - Activity Coordinator, Moderator, and Speaker
  • Joseph Hart, MD, MHL, FACS, DFSVS - Activity Director
  • Joseph Sabat, MD, PhD - Activity Director and Moderator
  • Julie Mason, RVT - Regional Manager
  • Kendra Smith, RN, MSN, RCIS - Activity Coordinator and Planning Committee Member
  • Kirsten Dansey - Planning Committee Member
  • Kristina Giles, MD - Planning Committee Member
  • Lynne Hampton, RN - Activity Coordinator
  • Mary Wanzek, RN - Data Manager
  • Maureen Polensky, RN, BSN - Regional Data Manager
  • Melinda Lewis, RN - Speaker
  • Melissa Latus, RN - Moderator 
  • Michael Madigan, MD - Activity Director
  • Michael M. McNally, MD, FACS - Activity Director
  • Nancy Condon, RN - Lead Data Manager
  • Naomi Eisenberg, PT, MEd, CCRP - Activity Coordinator, Moderator, and Planning Committee Member
  • Patty Bozeman, APRN - Planning Committee Member
  • Paul White, MD - Moderator and Planning Committee Member
  • Rachelle Sapp, RN - Planning Committee Member
  • Renee Palmer, RN - Activity Coordinator
  • Robin Acino, MPH - Planning Committee Member
  • Samantha Minc, MD, MPH, FACS - Planning Committee Member and Speaker
  • Sheila Coogan, MD - Activity Director
  • Stacey Esposito, RN - Activity Coordinator
  • Tracy Campin, BSN, RN - Planning Committee Member
  • Yaasin Abdulrehman, MD - Activity Director, Moderator, and Planning Committee Member
  • Young Erben, MD - Activity Director

Relevant to the content of this educational activity, the following individual(s) have conflict(s) with ineligible companies to disclose. The accredited provider has mitigated all relationships.

  • Emily Malgor, MD - Activity Director
    • Medical Advisory Board: Boston Scientific
    • Consultant: Abbott
    • The financial relationship is not relevant to the content of the educational activity.
  • Gregory Magee, MD - Activity Coordinator
    • Consultant: W. L. Gore & Associates, Cook Medical, Silk Road, Humacyte, Medtronic
    • The financial relationship is not relevant to the content of the educational activity.
  • Katharine McGinigle, MD, MPH - Activity Director
    • Grant or Research Support: Novo Nordisk Foundation
    • Speaker’s Bureau: Shockwave Medical, Inc and Penumbra
    • The financial relationship is not relevant to the content of the educational activity.
  • Kenton Rommens, MD, FRCSC - Moderator and Planning Committee Member
    • Consultant: W. L. Gore & Associates and Terumo Aortic
    • The financial relationship is not relevant to the content of the educational activity.
  • Meghan Dermody, MD - Planning Committee Member and Speaker
    • Honoraria: Medtronic
    • Consultant: Silk Road Medical
    • The financial relationship is relevant to the content of the educational activity.
    • Does not intend to discuss an off-label use of a commercial product(s)/device(s).
  • Michael Stoner, MD, RVT, FACS - Moderator 
    • Consultant: SilkRoad Medical
    • The financial relationship is not relevant to the content of the educational activity.
  • Misty Humphries, MD - Planning Committee Member
    • Consultant: Boston Scientific, Shockwave Medical
    • The financial relationship is not relevant to the content of the educational activity.
  • Rana Afifi, MD - Activity Director
    • Consultant: Medtronic, Endoron Ltd
    • The financial relationship is not relevant to the content of the educational activity.
  • Sara Zettervall, MD, MPH - Moderator and Speaker
    • Consultant: W. L. Gore & Associates
    • The financial relationship is not relevant to the content of the educational activity.
  • Sharon C. Kiang, MD, FACS, FSVS, RPVI - Speaker
    • Honorarium: W. L. Gore & Associates
    • The financial relationship is not relevant to the content of the educational activity.
  • Shipra Arya, MD, SM, FACS - Activity Director
    • Consultant: W. L. Gore & Associates
    • The financial relationship is not relevant to the content of the educational activity.