The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) recognizes that you are a life-long learner who has chosen to engage in continuing medical education to identify or fill a gap in knowledge, skill or performance. As part of AACE’s duty to you as a learner, you have the right to expect that your continuing medical education experience with AACE includes:
Declaration of Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest
It is the policy of AACE to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all of its CME activities. Presentation content may include discussion of an unlabeled use of a commercial product or an investigational use of a product not yet approved for any purpose. AACE requires that participating faculty disclose to the audience any product(s) and its use(s) discussed in the educational activity that are unapproved/unlabeled for the use by the FDA or still considered investigational in nature.
Everyone who is in a position to control the content of an educational activity must disclose all relevant financial relationships. “Relevant financial relationships” are financial relationships in any amount occurring within the past 12 months that create a conflict of interest. AACE requires speakers, faculty, CME Committee, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this educational activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified conflicts of interest are thoroughly evaluated by AACE for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies mentioned in the presentation, and educational materials used as the basis for content, and appropriateness of patient care recommendations.
The intent of this disclosure is not to prevent a speaker with commercial affiliations from presenting, but rather to provide learners with information from which they may make their own judgments. Informed learners are the final safeguards in assuring that a CME activity is independent from commercial influence.
AACE has reviewed all disclosures and resolved or managed all identified conflicts of interest for this educational activity, as applicable.
CME Accreditation Committee Disclosures
Dr. Myriam Allende-Vigo reports that she has received speaker honoraria from AbbVie, Inc. and Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; and consultant honoraria from Merck & Co., Inc.
Dr. David S.H. Bell reports that he has received speaker honoraria from Novo Nordisk A/S; speaker and consultant honoraria from AstraZeneca; and honoraria for lectures from Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Dr. Felice A. Caldarella reports that he has received speaker honoraria from Novo Nordisk A/S, Salix Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd.
Dr. Ricardo Correa reports that he does not have any relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests.
Dr. Stephen R. Crespin reports that he does not have any relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests.
Dr. Martin Grajower reports that he has received speaker and advisory board honoraria from Novo Nordisk A/S; and advisory board honoraria from AstraZeneca.
Dr. Israel Hartman reports that he has received a research grant for his role as investigator from Bayer Healthcare AG, Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.; speaker honoraria from Eli Lilly & Co. and Novo Nordisk A/S; and speaker honoraria as well as a research grant for his role as investigator from GlaxoSmithKline, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and sanofi-aventis US LLC
Dr. Virginia A. LiVolsi reports that she has received pathology consultant honoraria from Veracyte, Inc.
Dr. Dorothy S. Martinez reports that she does not have any relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests.
Dr. Fernando Ovalle reports that he has received consultant honoraria as well as a research grant for his role as investigator from AstraZeneca, Biodel, Inc., Boehringer Ingleheim GmbH, Eli Lilly & Co., GlaxoSmithKline, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Medtronic, Inc., Novo Nordisk A/S and sanofi-aventis US LLC; and a research grant for his role as investigator from GI Dynamics, Inc., Merck & Co., Inc. and Pfizer,Inc.
Dr. Philip Raskin reports that he has received research support for the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center from Amylin Pharmaceuticals LLC, Andromeda Biotech Ltd., AstraZeneca, Boehringer Ingelheim GmbH, Eli Lilly & Co., Intarcia Therapeutics, Inc., Merck & Co. Inc., Novo Nordisk A/S and Pfizer, Inc.; and advisor fees from Boston Therapeutics, Inc., GlaxoSmithkline and Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Dr. Joseph M. Tibaldi reports that he has received speaker honoraria from AstraZeneca and Merck & Co., Inc.; and speaker/consultant honoraria from Novo Nordisk A/S.
Dr. Dace L. Trence reports that she is a stockholder of Medtronic, Inc. and sanofi-aventis U.S. LLC.
Dr. Jeff Unger reports that he has received speaker honoraria from Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Novo Nordisk A/S.