FAQs for Speakers and Faculty
Independence, Resolution, Bias and Disclosure
The AOSSM requires that all faculty, planners, AOSSM leadership and relevant members of the AOSSM professional team comply with the ACME Standards for Commercial Support. To be compliant, each must disclose all financial relationships within the last twenty-four months with any commercial interest. An ACCME defined commercial interest is any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients. Consideration for participation as faculty and/or planning may be withdrawn if disclosure is not received in a timely manner. The AOSSM oversees the process and will give you ample opportunity to provide a disclosure prior to seeking a replacement. The AOSSM understands that financial commercial relationships do not automatically preclude the ability to provide a balanced, objective, and scientifically rigorous perspective and/or prestation(s).