It is the policy of IDSA, in accordance with Joint Accreditation requirements and ACCME’s Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education, that all faculty financial disclosures are mitigated prior to planning the educational content.
IDSA faculty are required to agree to the following methods of mitigating relevant conflicts of interest(s) prior to the beginning of planning the educational content.
- If participating in the development of educational content, to refrain from developing those components of the course that support or promote any financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies.
- To disclose any financial relationship(s) and include a statement that all relevant financial relationships have been mitigated in the course description, or that there are no conflicts of interest to disclose.
- To use generic names of products and/or services.
- If trade names of products and/or services are used, to use trade names from several companies, not just trade names from a single company.
- Attest that clinical recommendations are evidence-based and free of commercial bias (e.g., peer-reviewed literature, adhering to evidence-based practice guidelines).