As the organizing Society of the Global Spine Congress, AO Spine takes its responsibility in setting standards, following the demand of participants and regulatory agencies likewise when it comes to transparency in handling potential Conflicts of Interest.

  • To ensure that participants can expect highest standards of academic rigor, intellectual veracity and professionalism.
  • To maintain the integrity of professional judgment of our participants and public confidence.
  • To comply with the disclosure policy of CME accreditation bodies.

Any financial interest or other relationships that occurred within the past 12 months, without disclosing the amount:

  • with the manufacturer(s) of any commercial product(s) and/or provider(s) of commercial services.
  • with any commercial supporters of the activity.

Note: ACCME considers relationships of the person involved in the CME activity to include financial relationships of a spouse or partner.

  • Onsite: Incorporate your disclosure at the beginning of your oral presentation, short talk or poster.
  • For oral presentations or short talks, disclosure must be included after the first/title slide.

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The Scientific and Organizing Committee will address any potential conflict of interest and take appropriate action prior to the event.