It is OMA’s policy to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all continuing medical education (CME) programs. All faculty, authors, and planners are expected to disclose any real or apparent financial relationships with ineligible companies. The existence of these interests or commitments should not be viewed as decreasing the value of faculty participation. 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 listeners may form their own judgments about the presentation with the full disclosure of the facts. This information will be disclosed to participants prior to any educational activities in brief statements in all education activity materials.
As a faculty member, author, and/or planner for the upcoming continuing medical education programs of the Obesity Medicine Association, an Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) accredited provider of continuing medical education, I do hereby voluntarily disclose my financial relationships with ineligible companies as defined by the ACCME. The ACCME defines a ineligible company as "those whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re- selling, or distributing healthcare products used by patients.” This disclosure complies with the standards for integrity and independence promulgated by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education.