It is the policy of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Office of Continuing Education to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all directly or jointly provided educational activities.
All individuals who are in a position to control the content of the educational activity (course/activity directors, planning committee members, staff, teachers, or authors of CE) must disclose all relevant financial relationships they have with any commercial interest(s) as well as the nature of the relationship. Financial relationships of the individual’s spouse or partner must also be disclosed, if the nature of the relationship could influence the objectivity of the individual in a position to control the content of the CE. The ACPE, ANCC, and ACCME describe relevant financial relationships as those in any amount occurring within the past 12 months that create a conflict of interest.
Individuals who refuse to disclose will be disqualified from participation in the development, management, presentation, or evaluation of the CE activity.