The American Osteopathic College of Dermatology has adopted a policy statement regarding conflicts of interest. The AOCD administrative officers, elected officers, trustees and appointed committee chairs and committee members are required to comply with the conflict of interest policy.
The policy specifically requires that trustees, officers and employees not use their respective positions with the AOCD to derive direct or indirect financial profit from or otherwise utilize a position with the AOCD to achieve an unfair advantage in issues involving another entity with which they are involved as a board member, officer, employee or in which they have a substantial financial investment.
Therefore, any officer, trustee and other appointed officer must submit conflict of interest statement to the AOCD on an annual basis and is expected to update the statement should circumstances change. The key point to addressing conflicts of interest is full disclosure of any relationships that could present a conflict of interest.
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