|Conflict of Interest|
Conflict of Interest Purpose
The American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology (ASPO) supports fair and unbiased participation of our volunteers in ASPO activities. Any real or potential conflicts of interest must be identified and managed. All relevant financial relationships with commercial interests that directly impact and/or might conflict with ASPO activities must be disclosed, or disclosure that you have no relevant financial relationships must be documented. Other relationships that could cause private interests to conflict with professional interests must also be disclosed.
1. Significant Financial Relationship: Significant financial relationships are defined as anything of monetary value (within the past 12 months) including, but not limited to:
[Note: Significant financial relationships extend to financial relationships of your family and/or business partner(s).]
2. Other Relationships: Other relationships that could cause private interests to conflict with professional interests.
ASPO Committee Membership/Elected Leadership:
ASPO Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (White Journal):
ASPO Independence in Continuing Medical Education (CME) Activities:
“Conflict of interest” is defined as any real or potential situation that has competing professional or personal interests that would make it difficult to be unbiased. A conflict of interest may occur when: (1) an individual’s private interest differs from his/her professional obligations, or (2) professional actions or decisions occur that an independent observer might reasonably question. A conflict of interest depends on the situation and not on the character of the individual.
“Commercial interest” is any proprietary entity producing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on patients.