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Nothing to Hide: Professionalism & Disclosure for the Spine Care Provider Online Course

  • Category: OnDemand & Webinars
  • Published On: Feb 1, 2016
  • Expires On: Jan 31, 2019




Free to NASS Members


Chair

F. Todd Wetzel, MD

This online course illustrates the importance of medical professionalism and the concept of conflict of interest (COI) in both the practice and business of medicine. The financial relationships among medical device makers, physicians, educators and professional medical associations (PMAs) are drawing increasing scrutiny from government agencies, the press, and patients. Physicians need to know how and why this affects them and what is on the horizon with regard to relationships with industry.





This course informs the learner about the state of the art NASS policies and procedures with respect to disclosure and divestment by leadership, educators, researchers and advocates. The faculty defines medical professionalism and conflict of interest (COI). The neuropsychosocial mechanisms underlying the power of COIs to produce influence and bias are demonstrated. Legal and regulatory considerations and their potential implications are discussed. Some of the controversies surrounding physician ownership of ancillary services are presented.

Finally, faculty address the very thorny issues of medical decision making in the context of limited resources and treating the patient’s best interests while simultaneously considering societal factors. The faculty has extensive knowledge and experience dealing with these issues on both the local and national levels, and the topics are presented in an easy-to-follow, conversational format.

As a NASS member, you can watch Nothing to Hide: Professionalism and Disclosure for the Spine Care Provider free of charge and receive 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

The North American Spine Society designates this enduring material for a maximum of

  • 1

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit.

Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

What you will learn:

  • Introduction and Objectives
  • Conflict of Interest (COI)
  • Legal and Regulatory Considerations
  • Management and Recommendations
  • Practical Application: NASS Policies
  • Conclusion and Further Study


  • Member: $0.00
  • Non-Member: $95.00
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Bellabarba, Carlo: Relationships Outside the One-Year Requirement: Synthes (B). Cheng, David S.: Nothing to Disclose Cho, Samuel K.: Consulting: Stryker (B); Speaking and/or Teaching Arrangements: Medtronic (B); Research Support (Staff and/or Materials): Zimmer (None); Grants: Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation (D, Paid directly to institution/employer). Daubs, Michael D.: Royalties: Synthes Spine (F); Consulting: DePuy Synthes Spine (B); Speaking and/or Teaching Arrangements: AOSpine North America (B); Board of Directors: AOSpine North America (B); Fellowship Support: AOSpine North America (D, Paid directly to institution/employer). Dohring, Edward J.: Royalties: Stryker (E, Paid directly to institution/employer); Speaking and/or Teaching Arrangements: Spine Wave (B, Paid directly to institution/employer); Board of Directors: North American Spine Society (B, Education Council Director); Research Support - Staff and/or Materials: Medtronic (B, Paid directly to institution/employer). Hilibrand, Alan S.: Royalties: Biomet Spine (G), Amedica (D), Aesculap (B); Stock Ownership: Amedica (<1%), Life Spine (<1%), Spinal Ventures (<3%); Private Investments: Benvenue (B), Nexgen (B), Paradigm Spine (B), Pioneer (< 1%), PSD (B), VertiFlex (B); Board of Directors: AAOS (Chair of Communications Cabinet), CSRS (President), North American Spine Society (CME Chair). Khanna, A. Jay: Royalties: Thieme Medical Publishers (B), Ortho Development (B); Private Investments: New Era Orthopaedics (15%), Cortical Concepts (16%), Avitus Orthopaedics (9%); Consulting: Orthofix Spine (C); Speaking and/or Teaching Arrangements: AOSpine North America (B); Trips/Travel: AOSpine North America (A); Scientific Advisory Board: Orthofix Spine (B); Other Office: Johns Hopkins Center for Bioengineering, Innovation and Design (Advisory Board, Paid directly to institution/employer); Grants: Siemens Healthcare (B, Paid directly to institution/employer). Knight, Reginald Q.: Stock Ownership: VTI (<1%); Consulting: Stryker (C); Speaking and/or Teaching Arrangements: Stryker Spine (Consulting disclosed); Scientific Advisory Board: Spine Universe (None), Vertera (None), Gerstner Medical (None). Lehman, Ronald A.: Consulting: Medtronic (B); Speaking and/or Teaching Arrangements: Medtronic (D), DePuy (C), Stryker (C); Grants: Department of Defense (I, Paid directly to institution/employer), Defense Medical Research Development Program (H, Paid directly to institution/employer). Long, William D.: Nothing to Disclose Mroz, Thomas E.: Stock Ownership: PearlDiver (10000 shares); Consulting: CeramTec (None); Speaking and/or Teaching Arrangements: AOSpine (B); Board of Directors: AOSpine North America (Board member); Fellowship Support: AOSpine (E, Paid directly to institution/employer). Muehlbauer, Eric: Board of Directors: NASS (Executive Director); Other Office: International Spine Intervention Society (B). Panchal, Ripul R.: Consulting: Precision Spine (A), Globus (B), Medtronic (A), Biomet (B), Mizuho Orthopedic Systems (B); Board of Directors: California Association of Neurological Surgeons (None); Other Office: North American Spine Society (Patient Safety Committee, CME Committee); Research Support (Investigator Salary): Baxter (B); Research Support (Staff and/or Materials): Globus Medical (E, Paid directly to institution/employer). Park, Paul: Royalties: Globus Medical (B); Consulting: Globus Medical (B), Medtronic (C), Biomet (C); Speaking and/or Teaching Arrangements: Globus Medical (C); Scientific Advisory Board: Neuralstem (A); Research Support (Investigator Salary): Blue Cross Blue Shield Foundation (A, Paid directly to institution/employer); Grants: Blue Cross Blue Shield (E, Paid directly to institution/employer). Riew, K. Daniel: Royalties: Biomet (F), Osprey (A), Medtronic Sofamor Danek (G), Medyssey (None); Stock Ownership: Osprey (<1%), Expanding Orthopedics (<1%), Spineology (< 1%), Spinal Kinetics (<1%), Nexgen Spine (<1%), Amedica (<1%), VertiFlex (<1%), Benvenue (<1%), Paradigm Spine (<1%), PSD (<1%), Medyssey (<1%); Trips/travel: BroadWater (Travel expenses), Selby Spine (Travel expenses), Scoliosis Research Society (Travel expenses), North American Spine Society (Travel expenses), DePuy Synthes (Travel expenses); Board of Directors: Cervical Spine Research Society (None), AO Spine (D), Spine Journal (None); Research Support (Staff and/or Materials): AO Spine (B, Paid directly to institution/employer), Spinal Dynamics/Medtronic (C, Paid directly to institution/employer), Cerapedics (A, Paid directly to institution/employer); Fellowship Support: AO Spine (E, Paid directly to institution/employer); Other: Various entities (Expert witness, E). Rothman, David: Board of Directors: NASS (Ethicist); Other Office: Hagens Berman (Expert witness), Farrise (Expert witness); Relationships Outside the One-Year Requirement: State of Texas/Sheller (Dissolved 3/2012, E, Expert witness). Schoenfeld, Andrew J.: Scientific Advisory Board: The Spine Journal (None); Research Support (Staff and/or Materials): Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (C, Paid directly to institution/employer); Grants: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program (E, Paid directly to institution/employer); Other: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (Adult Spine Evaluation Committee). Schofferman, Jerome: Nothing to Disclose Sengupta, Dilip K.: Royalties: Globus Medical (D); Stock Ownership: Globus Medical (<1%); Private Investments: International Spine and Orthopaedic Institute (<1%, Limited Partner); Consulting: Globus Medical (None); Scientific Advisory Board: Globus Medical (None); Research Support - Staff and/or Materials: Globus Medical PA (A, Paid directly to institution/employer); Fellowship Support: Globus Medical (A, Paid directly to institution/employer); Other: Globus Medical PA (Amount not disclosed, Paid directly to institution/employer). Smith, Jeremy S.: Royalties: Spineart (A); Consulting: NuVasive (B); Speaking and/or Teaching Arrangements: NuVasive (B); Fellowship Support: NuVasive (A). Turner, Robert R.: Nothing to Disclose Villavicencio, Alan T.: Device or Biologic Distributorship (Physician-Owned Distributorship): Leading Edge Spinal Implants (A); Board of Directors: Justin Parker Neurological Institute; Other Office: Boulder Neurosurgical Associates (Managing Partner); Research Support - Investigator Salary: ProFibrix (F, Paid directly to institution/employer), Medtronic (F, Paid directly to institution/employer). Wetzel, F. Todd: Stock Ownership: Relievant Medical (<1%); Board of Directors: McKenzie Institute International (B), North American Spine Society (1st Vice President). Whitcomb, Gregory L.: Speaking and/or Teaching Arrangements: North American Spine Society (A); Trips/Travel: North American Spine Society (A).