COS is an accredited Continuing Professional Development provider of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. RCPSC guidelines dictate that all presenters disclose to the program audience any real or apparent financial interests relevant to the content of the program in order to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all accredited educational activities. Declaration of financial interest is not intended to restrict content but to inform the audience that this relationship exists.
All presenters MUST disclose any significant financial interest or other relationship with the manufacturer(s) of any commercial product(s) and / or provider(s) of any commercial services over the previous two years.
A financial interest is any relationship in which you may benefit by receiving: salary, travel benefits, intellectual property rights, royalties, honoraria, stocks, stock options, consulting fees, speaking fees, membership fees, or any other financial benefit. Financial relationships pertain equally to your immediate family (i.e. spouse/partner or dependent child).