The MORE Foundation follows the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support (www.accme.org) and BOC for the Athletic Trainer COI Standard.
The MORE Foundation requires speaker disclosure(s) are included with the slide presentation as part of the first or second slide. The ACCME defines “relevant financial relationship” as relationships in any amount occurring within the past 12 months that create conflict(s) of interest. Relevant financial relationships are personal or business interests, including those of a family member(s). Financial relationships are relationships in which the individual benefits by receiving salary, royalty, intellectual property rights, consulting fee, honoraria, ownership interest (e.g., stocks, stock options or other ownership interest, excluding diversified mutual fund(s)), or other financial benefit. It is the policy of The MORE Foundation to require the provider to identify and manage conflicts of interest prior to the activity. The provider must be able to show that activity planners, organizers, and presenters have disclosed all non-relevant and/or relevant financial relationships prior to the start of the activity. Any individual who refuses to disclose will be disqualified from participating in the CME activity. Slides, handouts and educational materials should be reviewed prior to the activity start. When a conflict is identified the presenter will be asked to disclose the conflict of interest.
A Disclosure Statement must be signed by:
- Each individual involved in the planning
- Each presenter/speaker/faculty member
- Members of a panel
Disclosure must take place, and be documented. Upon approval of the CME activity a list of the individuals involved with the planning will be provided for display or publication, included in a handout or included with slide presentation(s).