The Society for Pediatric Pain Medicine, as a Section of the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia, requires everyone in a position to control educational content (e.g. faculty, planners, board members, and others who controlled content) to disclose all financial relationships with any ineligible companies that they have had over the past 24 months.
The ACCME defines ineligible companies as those whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.
If a planner or faculty member indicates that they have a financial relationship with an ineligible company, the SPPM Education Committee chair, SPPM program chair and SPPM planning team members review the disclosure information. If a potential conflict is identified, the disclosure is further reviewed by the SPA ACCME Subcommittee Chair and the SPA and SPPM Education Committee Chairs to make a final determination on how to manage the conflict. If a conflict cannot be resolved, the planner or faculty member will be asked to recuse themselves from planning or controlling the content of the activity.