Effective June 1, 2011, the Conflict of interest policy for health care professionals and industry representatives (PDF) was modified to prohibit Speakers' Bureaus activity by School of Medicine faculty. The modification of this policy was made after approval of the Faculty Senate Resolution on Conflicts of Interest and Speakers Bureaus (May 2011).
Approval of non-marketing speaking engagements will be considered by the Faculty Conflict of Interest Committee if the talk represents a genuine service to the community and is solely for educational purposes. Approval will not be granted for talks that focus on specific products, if the speaker uses any slides or other materials provided by industry, or if the slides or other content are subject to any oversight or review by industry.
Process for Requesting Approval of Non-Marketing Speaking Engagements:
Complete Industry Talk Approval Form. Note: If your talk meets any of the following criteria, your talk is exempted from the Speakers' Bureaus policy and you do not need to submit this form:
Research consulting (defined as an activity that focuses on planning, conduct or analysis of a clinical or scientific investigation or dissemination of the results of an investigation performed or coordinated by you)
Approved Continuing Medical Education (CME) program, and you are allowed to change the content of your slides or presentation without review and approval by industry
Compensation for presentation will come directly from an academic institution, non-profit organization, or professional society (e.g., visiting professorships or academic grand rounds)
Email form and industry contract (in Word format) for speaking engagement to SOM Faculty Talks. Note: the Faculty Conflict of Interest Committee will not review a request if the industry contract for the speaking engagement is not included with the request.
Committee will review request and respond to faculty member within 10 business days.
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