Managing Conflict of Interest
If a conflict is identified, it must be resolved through a review process conducted either by a course activity planner, a UAB division director or chair, or the director for continuing medical education.
Depending on whether the conflict relates to an individual who is an activity planner or faculty/presenter, the conflict can be resolved through a few different mechanisms:
|Activity Director or Planner||Faculty/presenter|
|Planner may withdraw from the planning committee||Presenter may withdraw from the activity|
|Planner may recuse her/himself from that portion of the activity for which a conflict exists||The content may be peer-reviewed to ensure it contains no bias|
|The department chair, division director, or other unit leader may review to ensure that event or series content is not relevant to the financial relationship(s)
||The content may be reviewed by the director of CME|
|The committee can document its planning process and submit it and a sampling of content for review by the director of CME to ensure that it contains no content related to the conflict identified|
The series of questions on the following pages will help you to identify conflicts of interest.