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|Disclosure Statement and Form - MW 2017|
Texas Osteopathic Medical Association
2017 MIDWINTER CONFERENCE
It is the policy of the TOMA to insure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all its individually sponsored or jointly sponsored educational programs. Faculty presenting at TOMA programs are expected to disclose to the program audience any real or apparent conflict(s) of interest that may have a direct bearing on the subject matter of the continuing education program.
This pertains to relationships with pharmaceutical companies, biomedical device manufacturers, or other corporations whose products or services are related to the subject matter of the presentation topic.
The intent of this policy is not to prevent a speaker with a potential conflict of interest from making a presentation. It is merely intended that any potential conflict should be identified openly so that the listeners may form their own judgment about the presentation with the full disclosure of the facts. It remains for the audience to determine whether the speaker’s outside interest may reflect a possible bias in either the exposition or the conclusions presented.