Statement of Disclosure & Content Validation
Current guidelines set by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) state that participants in CME activities should be made aware of any affiliation or financial interest that may affect the speaker’s presentation(s). Each speaker has been requested to complete a Statement of Disclosure and Content Validation Form.
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine adheres to the conflict of interest policy of the University as well as to the guidelines of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education and the American Medical Association.
Every effort is made to develop a CME activity that is balanced, objective, independent and scientifically rigorous. Speakers have been instructed to use generic names for drugs/devices, when possible, in their presentations and to include various commercial products within and across classes. Speakers have also been asked to disclose “off-label” use of a commercial product, or an investigational use not yet approved by the FDA for any purpose, and provide adequate scientific and clinical justification for such use. The names of speakers declaring a potential conflict of interest or those who will be discussing off-label usage are indicated below. If at any time during this activity you feel that there has been commercial or promotional bias, please call it to the program director’s attention. In addition, please respond candidly to the questions about balance and objectivity included in the activity evaluation.
Registration is necessary for participation in the distance learning curriculum and includes name, demographic and practice information. This information is for our own internal purposes. We do not share this identifiable information with any outside parties. If aggregated statistics are reported to outside parties, they are free of names and other identifying information. We will not sell, rent, or share your information to any third party.
Physician Continuing Medical Education
Accreditation Statement: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and Buehler Center on Aging, Health & Society. The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Credit Designation: The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.