AONA Disclaimer Information
It is the policy of AO North America to abide by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education Standards for Commercial Support. Standard 2: “Disclosures Relevant to Potential Commercial Bias and Relevant Financial Relationships of Those with Control over CME Content”, requires all planners, including course directors, chairs, and faculty, involved in the development of CME content to disclose their relevant financial relationships prior to participating in the activity. Relevant financial relationships will be disclosed to the activity audience. The intent of the disclosure is not to prevent a faculty with a relevant financial or other relationship from teaching, but to provide participants with information that might be of importance to their evaluation of content. All potential conflicts of interest have been resolved prior to the commencement of this activity.
Conflict of Interest Resolution Statement
When individuals in a position to control or influence the development of the content have reported financial relationships with one or more commercial interests, AO North America utilizes a process to identify and resolve potential conflicts to ensure that the content presented is free of commercial bias.
OFF-LABEL/Investigational/ Experimental Discussions
Some medical devices used for teaching purposes and/or discussed in AO North America’s educational activities may have been cleared by the FDA for specific uses only or may not yet be approved for any purpose. Faculty may discuss off-label, investigational, or experimental uses of products/devices in CME certified educational activities. Faculty have been advised that all recommendations involving clinical medicine in this CME activity are based on evidence that is accepted within the profession of medicine as adequate justification for their indications and contraindications in the care of patients. All scientific research referred to, reported or used in this CME activity in support or justification of a patient care recommendation conforms to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection and analysis.
Human Anatomic Specimens Courses
Laboratory Waiver (Cadaveric Courses Only)
To participate in this surgical skills course, you will be required to sign a waiver of liability prior to the course. In order to participate, AONA’s policy mandates that every individual must wear appropriate protective garments provided by AONA during the lab sessions. Participants who do not sign the waiver and wear protective garments will not be allowed to participate in the laboratory sessions.
Human Anatomic Specimens (Cadaveric Courses Only)
This course will involve exposure to and contact with human anatomic specimens. These specimens are being utilized for purposes of teaching and learning and are to be treated with the utmost respect. Participants should be familiar with and understand the potential risks involved and will be required to observe all customary safety procedures.
Animal Anatomic Specimens
Animal Anatomic Specimens (Cadaveric Courses Only)
This course will involve exposure to and contact with animal anatomic specimens. These specimens are being utilized for purposes of teaching and learning and are to be treated with the utmost respect. Participants should be familiar with and understand the potential risks involved and will be required to observe all customary safety procedures.
Practical Exercises/Laboratory programs
Lialibility Statement (Practical Exercises/Laboratory Courses Only)
AO North America faculty and staff assume no personal liability for the techniques or the use of any equipment and accessories used for teaching purposes in the laboratory. The certificate provided pertains only to the participants’ completion of the course and does not, in any way, attest to the proficiency of the participants’ clinical experience.
AONA Disclaimer (Laboratory Courses)
AONA does not endorse nor promote the use of any product/device of commercial entities. Equipment used in this course is for teaching purposes only with the intent to enhance the learning experience.
Didactics only Courses
AONA Disclaimer (Didactics Only Courses)
The opinions or views expressed in this live continuing medication activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily reflect the opinions or recommendations of AO North America or any commercial supporter.