American College Of Surgeons - Inspiring Quality: Highest Standards, Better Outcomes

Disclosure Best Practices

Retrieve a signed ACS Disclosure Form from all standing committees, even if you are unsure whether you will hold a CME activity. In the event that you decide to offer CME Credit, having a Disclosure Form on file from all individuals who may contribute to CME content ensures full compliance with ACCME and ACS requirements.

Consider using an electronic tool (such as Survey Monkey, Google Forms, etc.) to collect and review disclosure information.

For educational activities that include presentation slides, remind speakers/presenters to include their disclosure information (or lack of) as a slide, prior to the start of the content. This may include phrasing such as "Disclosures: I have no disclosures/conflicts of interest" or "Disclosures: I received a research grant from (commercial company). This possible COI was reviewed and deemed irrelevant to the content of this presentation.

Please contact the CPDA Section by emailing with questions.