Consent & Confidentiality in Adolescent Health Care

Disclosure of Financial Relationships and Resolution of Conflicts of Interest

As an accredited provider of physician education, Banner Health complies with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support of CME.  Presentations must be free of commercial bias and marketing efforts.  This applies not just to presentations or discussion of medications, but also to promotion of specific program, procedure or physician practice.  The content must be based on scientific methods generally accepted by the medical community.  Faculty members are required to disclose to the audience if they are discussing unlabeled or investigational use of any product or device.

AzAAP CME programs aim to develop, maintain, and increase the competency, skills, and professional performance of pediatric healthcare professionals by providing high quality, relevant, accessible, and cost-effective educational experiences.   All AzAAP CME activities will strictly adhere to the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) Standards for Commercial Support: Standards to Ensure the Independence of CME Activities. In accordance with these Standards, the following decisions will be made free of the control of a commercial interest: identification of CME needs, determination of educational objectives, selection and presentation of content, selection of all persons and organizations that will be in a position to control the content, selection of educational methods, and evaluation of the CME activity.

The purpose of this policy is to ensure all potential conflicts of interest are identified and mechanisms to resolve them prior to the CME activity are implemented in ways that are consistent with the public good. Banner Health and the AzAAAP are committed to providing learners with commercially unbiased CME activities.

Activity Title:                         Consent and Confidentiality in Adolescent Health Care
Activity Location:                Online Activitiy 

Activity Dates:                       May 16, 2011 thru November 6, 2012


All individuals in a position to influence and/or control the content of AAP CME activities are required to disclose to the AAP and subsequently to learners that the individual either has no relevant financial relationships or any financial relationships with the manufacturer(s) of any commercial product(s) and/or provider(s) of commercial services discussed in CME activities. *Commercial interest is defined as any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients.

(Please indicate whether person is member of planning group, faculty or both)

Relevant Financial Relationship 
(Please indicate Yes, or No)

Name of Commercial Interest(s)*
(Please list name(s) of entity) 
Nature of Relevant Financial Relationship(s)
(Please list: Research Grant, Speaker's Bureau, Stock/Bonds excluding mutual funds, Consultant, Other - identify)

Disclosure of Off-Label (Unapproved)/Investigational Uses of Products 
Banner Health CME faculty are required to disclose to Banner Health and to learners when they plan to discuss or demonstrate pharmaceuticals and/or medical devices that are not approved by the FDA and/or medical or surgical procedures that involve an unapproved or "off-label" use of an approved device or pharmaceutical.

(Do intend to discuss or Do not intend to discuss)

 Karla Birkholz, MD



Do not intend to discuss

 Barbara Olsen, BSN
(Planning Group Member)




 Beverly Plonski-Fuqua, BSN, MBA/
(Planning Group Member)




Patricia VanMaanen, RN MS
(Planning Group Member)




Mary Rimsza, MD
(CME Committee Member)