Faculty Reminded of COI Disclosure

In addition to completing a preconference disclosure questionnaire, the ATS requires that all faculty speaking at CME-accredited International Conference sessions prepare and show conflict of interest disclosure slides at the beginning of their presentations. These slides ensure that the ATS complies with Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education requirements for disclosure to learners.

Instructions and PowerPoint disclosure slide templates can be downloaded from the ATS website atconference.thoracic.org/2013/speakers. Moderators and presenters can also retrieve their 2012 conference disclosures by logging back into thoracic.coi-smart.com.

Session chairs/moderators are also reminded to look for the COI documentation form on the podium at their sessions. They must complete the form by the end of each session they moderate, in order for the ATS to meet ACCME requirements for written attestation that disclosure slides were shown and of any other disclosures made orally.

Contact the ATS conflict of interest office at coioffice@thoracic.org for more information.