2018 Webinar Artificial Intelligence. The voice of reason, and the science of reason.
The University of Ottawa, Office of Continuing Professional Development (OCPD) requires that all presenters and members of the planning committee complete a Disclosure of Conflict of Interest (COI) form. The 2007 CMA Guidelines for Physicians in Interaction with Industry, Section 24, states:
“CME/CPD organizers and individual physician presenters are responsible for ensuring the scientific validity, objectivity and completeness of CME/CPD activities. Organizers and individual presenters must disclose to the participants at their CME/CPD events any financial affiliations with manufacturers of products mentioned at the event or with manufacturers of competing products.”
This serves as the basis for the University of Ottawa’s Conflict of Interest policies, and is adapted from the Royal College and the College of Family Physicians of Canada forms. The intent of this policy is not to prohibit speakers from presenting, but rather to inform the audience of any bias that speakers may have.
We would like to thank Imagia for their Educational Grant in support of this program.