Online Education | Geriatric Healthcare 2016 | Selected Topics | Disclosures


Disclosure Policy

The policy of Continuing Nursing Education at the University of Washington School of Nursing (UWCNE) is to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all of its educational offerings. Speakers, authors, reviewers and planning committee members are required to disclose any financial or other relationships occurring within the past 12 months with a commercial interest organization or proprietary entity producing, marketing, re-selling or distributing healthcare goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients and relevant to the content of an offering. Exceptions are non-profit or government organizations, non-health-care related companies, healthcare facilities and providers of clinical service directly to patients. Conflict of interest develops when an individual has an opportunity to affect educational content about the products or services of a commercial interest with which the individual has a financial relationship.

Speakers and planning committee members who disclose a relationship are required to sign this Attestation Statement:

  • The relationship/affiliation will not bias or otherwise influence my involvement in the program;
  • Practice recommendations given relevant to any company with which I have a relationship/ affiliation will be supported by the best available evidence or, absent evidence, will be consistent with generally accepted practice;
  • All reasonable clinical alternatives will be discussed when making practice recommendations;
  • All scientific research referred to, reported or used in support of justification of a patient care recommendation will conform to generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection and analysis.

The intent of this policy is to openly identify any such relationships so that a) UWCNE can identify and resolve any conflicts of interest which may have been created and b) learners may form their own opinions as to whether content reflects possible bias in exposition or conclusion. A summary of relationships disclosed by speakers and planning committee members and resolved by the nurse planner for this offering is provided below.


Relationship Information

Speakers Disclosures
Basia Belza, PhD, RN, FAAN None
Lingtak-Neander Chan, PharmD, BCNSP None
Jane Cornman, PhD, RN None
Nancy Hooyman, MSW, PhD None
Zachary Marcum, PharmD, PhD None
Peggy Odegard, PharmD None
Thuan Ong, MD, MPH None
Elizabeth Phelan, MD, MS None
Michael V. Vitiello, PhD None


Planning Committee Members Disclosures
Barbara Cochrane, PhD, RN, FAAN None
Patricia Merry, BA None
Joan Riesland, MEd, RN None
Michael V. Vitiello, PhD None