The AAOS Orthopaedic Disclosure Program serves as a central repository of all relevant commercial relationships for orthopaedic surgeons and other healthcare professionals involved in organizational governance, clinical practice guidelines (CPG), appropriate use criteria (AUC), and Performance Measures (PM) development, CME faculty or authors of enduring materials, editors-in-chief and editorial boards.
The information in the AAOS Orthopaedic Disclosure Program is available to the public and to other AAOS Fellows.
ACCME considers relationships of the person involved in the CME activity to include financial relationships of a spouse or partner. The ACCME expects that providers will communicate to everyone who is in a position over control of content of an educational activity that the individual’s disclosure of relevant financial relationships must include:
- Financial relationships in any amount,
- Within the 24 months prior to the educational activity,
- With an ACCME-defined commercial interest (A commercial interest is any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on patients), and
- That relate to the content of the educational activity.