At least one of the presenters must process a Master's Degree. If the primary presenter does not have a master's degree, and needs assistance, you may contact the LASACT office.
Actual, Potential, & Perceived
Conflict of Interest
If you are presenting or selling a product, please join us as an exhibitor and forward attendees to said exhibit. Using presentation time as an informercial is strongly prohibited.
The potential for Conflict of Interest (COI) exists when an individual has the ability to control or influence the content of an educational activity and has a financial relationship with a commercial interest, the products or services of which are pertinent to the content of the educational activity.
Actions must be taken to resolve any potential or actual COI for planners, presenters/faculty/authors, or content reviewers prior to the start of the educational activity.
Each individual who is in a position to control or influence the content of an education activity must disclose all relevant relationships with any commercial interest, including, but not limited to, members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, faculty, authors, and/or content reviewers.
Commercial Interest, is defined as any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing healthcare goods / services consumed by, or used on, patients, or an entity that is owned, or controlled by an entity, that produces, markets, re-sells or distributes healthcare goods / services consumed by, or used on, patients. Nonprofit or government organizations, non-healthcare-related companies, healthcare facilities, and group medical practices are not considered commercial interests.
Relevant Relationships, are relationships that are expected to result in financial benefit from a commercial interest organization; theproducts or services of which are related to the content of the educational activity. An individual’s spouse/partner relationship with any commercial interest may be arelevant relationship and must be reported, evaluated, and resolved.
Evidence of a relevant relationship with a commercial interest may include but is not limited to:
- Receivinga salary
- Intellectual Property Rights
- Consulting fee
- Ownership Interest (stock and stock options)
- Other financial benefit directly, or indirectly, from the commercial interest.
Financial benefits may be associated with:
- Managment positions
- Independent contractor relationships (including contracted research)
- Other contractual relationships
- Membership on an advisory commitee or review panel
- Other activities from which remuneration is received or expected
- Board membership
Relevant relationships can also include ‘contracted research’ where the institution receives a grant and manages the grant funds while the individual is the principal or a named investigator on the grant.
- Individuals found to have a COI are not eligible to serve as a/the Project Manager/Content Reviewer, but may be able to serve on the planning committee or as a presenter/author if measures are taken to resolve the COI.
- Employees, or representatives of a commercial interest, may not serve as a Planner of an educational activity; although they may be eligible to serve as faculty if measures are taken to resolve any potential COI.