The Board of Regents of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) adopted the Council of Medical Specialty Societies’ Code for Interactions with Companies during the Board’s October 2012 meeting. The code, which was released in June 2011, is available on the Council of Medical Specialty Societies' website.
The ACS Board of Regents is responsible for monitoring and guiding College interactions with companies.
The code provides policies and procedures to reinforce and assist the College in maintaining actual and perceived independence of programs, policies and advocacy positions.
Related statements: ST-36—Statement on Guidelines for Collaboration of Industry and Surgical Organizations in Support of Continuing Education.
Reprinted from Bulletin of the American College of Surgeons
Vol. 97, No. 12, December 2012