Respiratory Care 2009

The Gold Standard in Respiratory Care Meetings

55th International Respiratory Congress
December 5–8, 2009, San Antonio, Texas

Advance Program

Disclosure of Faculty Conflict of Interest

  • The AARC remains strongly committed to providing the best available evidence-based clinical information to participants of this educational activity and requires an open disclosure of any potential conflict of interest identified by our faculty members.
  • It is not the intent of the AARC to eliminate all situations of potential conflict of interest, but rather to enable those who are working with the AARC to recognize situations that may be subject to question by others.
  • All disclosed conflicts of intesest are reviewed by the AARC Program Committee to ensure that such situations are properly evaluated and, if necessary, resolved.
  • The AARC educational standards pertaining to conflict of interest are intended to maintain the professional autonomy of the clinical experts inherent in promoting a balanced presentation of science.
  • Through our review process, all AARC CRCE activities are ensured of independent, objective, scientifically balanced presentations of information.
  • Disclosure of any or no relationships will be made available on-site during all educational activities.

Industry Support Statement

  • The AARC is proud of the collaboration we have had with friends in industry for many years, and we wish to acknowledge our appreciation for their unrestricted educational grants for the International Respiratory Congress.
  • All sponsored sessions are identified by the program, handouts, and signage.
  • The AARC accepts support only on the condition that the Program Committee be the sole organizer of all sessions, including selection of speakers and topics.

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