The Dental Forum of Milwaukee  

Program Content Responsibility 

And

Conflict of Interest Policy for CDE Activities

The Dental Forum of Milwaukee through its membership, executive committee and program chairs, is solely responsible for the selection of program speakers and content.  The Dental Forum may from time to time seek commercial support to defray the cost of program honoraria and/or presenter  travel expenses.  A conflict of interest may be considered to exist if a presenter is affiliated with or has financial interest in an organization that is financially supporting a course or may have a direct interest in the subject matter of a Continuing Dental Education presentation.

Written acknowledgment in the program or verbal acknowledgment during the presentation must make the prospective audience aware of the affiliation or financial interest of the presenters.

For example:

John Doe, D.D.S.

Professor, Department of Dentistry

Marquette University, School of Dentistry

Milwaukee, WI 53233

Research Consultant, XYZ Dental Products

City/State

or if Dr. Doe has a financial interest:

John Doe, D.D.S.

Professor, Department of Dentistry

Marquette University, School of Dentistry

Milwaukee, WI 53233

Stockholder, XYZ Dental Products

City/State

The intent of this policy is not to prevent a speaker with a conflict of interest from making a presentation. It is intended that any potential conflict should be identified openly so that the listeners may form their own opinions about the presentation with full disclosure of the facts.