Disclosure of Commercial or Outside Financial Interests

Industry partnerships and commercial ventures offer opportunities to accelerate the discovery, development, and delivery of innovative drugs and medical devices. As our industry relationships grow in number, Harvard Ophthalmology strives to maintain academic integrity and a culture of open and objective communication. To this end, we have compiled the following resources and guidelines for disclosing commercial interests, also known as outside financial interests (OFI) or conflicts of interest (COI):

Standard Disclosure Slide Templates (with instructions and examples):

All speakers are encouraged (often required) to include a disclosure slide in their presentations, even if there are no relevant disclosures.

General disclosure slide template
General Disclosure Guidelines
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Disclosure Policies and Resources:

Special note regarding disclosures at ARVO
New for 2017: Presenting authors SHOULD NOT include a disclosure slide at the start of their presentation

  • ARVO will provide the presenter a disclosure slide for display
  • In-room AV Tech will display while Moderator is introducing the Presenter and the Presenter is verbally disclosing all relevant financial relationships
  • Control of the slide display will be transferred to the presenter to begin their presentation after disclosure slide is displayed and verbal disclosure has been given