Office of Medical Education

Continuing Medical Education

Resources for Presenters

Conflict of Interest in CME Activities

The circumstances that create a conflict of interest are when an individual has an opportunity to affect CME content about the products or services of a commercial interest with which he/she or an immediate family member, has a financial relationship. Not every financial relationship creates a conflict of interest. The purpose of the policy is to identifying and addressing potential conflicts of interest is to ensure proper balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor of the medical school’s educational activities.  Having a relationship with a commercial interest does not necessarily imply bias or decrease the value of the faculty member or planner’s participation in CME activities, but the conflict of interest policy and disclosure form  is the mechanism by which we ensure balance and educational value in our CME activities.  Therefore disclosure forms are required for all authors, planners, and faculty involved in a CME activity

Confict of Interest Policy

Read our entire Conflict of Interest Policy

Disclosure Form

Required for all CME faculty, planners and authors

Presentation Disclosure Slides

Disclosure slides should appear PRIOR to each faculty member’s talk as the first two slides. Slide # 2 should be modified to reflect faculty
MS PowerPoint

Exhibitor Letter of Agreement (LOA)

Download and complete the exhibitor LOA to exhibit at a CME course.
MS Word