The AABB Annual Meeting has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). The AABB is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Therefore, all educational programming is developed and must be presented in compliance with all ACCME accreditation requirements.
Authors must adhere to these guidelines, which are also outlined below. Failure to do so may result in your presentation being excluded from the meeting.
- All speakers must sign a disclosure statement regarding the existence of any financial interest and/or other relationship(s) they might have with the manufacturer(s) or provider(s) of any commercial product(s) or service(s) or with commercial and academic laboratories that accept samples for testing or develop any laboratory test or test(s) to be discussed during their presentations.
Authors with conflicts to disclose that may affect the content of their presentations
will be required to provide a copy of their slides in advance of the meeting so they can be reviewed. Authors who disclosed a conflict will be contacted and will be asked to upload their slides by at least two weeks in advance of the meeting so the slides can be reviewed by members of the Program Committee. Once approved, the slides cannot be changed. Disclosure of financial relationships will be listed in the conference materials.
- Talks must be free of commercial bias for or against any product. If commercial products are discussed, the session must present objective information about those products, based on generally accepted scientific evidence. Speakers must not engage in the marketing of product(s) in any way during the presentation. Moderators have been instructed to intervene if this occurs.
- The content or format of a CME activity or its related materials must promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial entity. Presentations must give a balanced view of therapeutic options. Use of generic names will contribute to this impartiality. If the educational material or content includes trade names, trade names from several companies should be used when available, not just trade names from a single company.
- Authors must include a
conflict-of-interest slide as part of their presentations to meet ACCME requirements, even when there is nothing to disclose. This AABB approved slide will be inserted automatically as the first slide in the presentation. For speakers who indicated a conflict, the disclosure information provided during completion of your speaker packet will be used automatically. No further action is required by authors for the conflict-of-interest slide. If you do not have anything to disclose, simply put “The presenters have no relevant financial relationships to disclose for this session.”
** To satisfy potential conflict-of-interest requirements and ACCME guidelines, see guidelines in the “Logo Use on Slides at CME-Eligible Events” tab.**
We thank you for your consideration, and we look forward to seeing you in San Diego.