WELCOME, OTA FACULTY!
We appreciate your dedication to ensuring the quality of our educational programming. Faculty for OTA programs include program chairs, symposium speakers, paper and poster presenters, technical tricks and tips, moderators, and course faculty. Below you will find policies and requirements for all faculty participating in the Annual Meeting and Pre-meeting events. We thank you for your time and commitment.
The OTA is accredited by the ACCME (Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education). We appreciate your help in partnering with us to follow accreditation guidelines and help us create high-quality education that is independent of industry influence. In order to participate as a person who will be able to control the educational content of this accredited CE activity, we ask that you disclose all financial relationships with any ineligible companies that you have had over the past 24 months. We define ineligible companies as those whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. There is no minimum financial threshold; you must disclose all financial relationships, regardless of the amount, with ineligible companies. We ask you to disclose regardless of whether you view the financial relationships as relevant to the education. For more information on the Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education, please visit accme.org/standards.
Why do we collect this information? Since healthcare professionals serve as the trusted authorities when advising patients, they must protect their learning environment from industry influence to ensure they remain true to their ethical commitments. Many healthcare professionals have financial relationships with ineligible companies. By identifying and mitigating relevant financial relationships, we work together to create a protected space to learn, teach, and engage in scientific discourse free from influence from organizations that may have an incentive to insert commercial bias into education.
Please note: The identification of relevant financial relationships does not necessarily mean that you are unable to participate in the planning and implementation of this educational activity. Rather, the accreditation standards require that relevant financial relationships are mitigated before you assume your role in this activity. To help us meet these expectations, please use the AAOS Disclosure Program to share all financial relationships you have had with ineligible companies during the past 24 months.
The OTA also requires planners, faculty, and authors to disclose when off-label/unapproved uses of a product are discussed in a CME activity or included in related materials.
All disclosures for the 2021 OTA Annual Meeting must be made on or after October 19, 2020. Any disclosures made prior to this date will not be valid. Disclosure should include all financial relationships with any ineligible companies that you have had over the past 24 months.
ATTESTATION FORM AND LICENSE AGREEMENT
All Faculty must have an updated attestation form and license agreement on file with the OTA for EACH program they are participating in. These forms are included in the online abstract management system and must be completed in full by September 27th.
All faculty presenting at the podium must complete a disclosure slide using the OTA Disclosure Slide Template for each of their presentations. The disclosure slide should be displayed for a minimum of 3 seconds and immediately follow the title slide.
Upcoming Deadline Dates:
- Manuscript deadline date: September 27th
- ePoster upload to Wolters Kluwer - October 7th
- Posters being printed at FedEx in Fort Worth – October 12th
- Presentation upload to the Speaker Ready Room – October 15th after this date, please go to the Speaker Speaker Ready room onsite.
- Registration Desk: 13th Street Lobby
- Speaker Ready Room: Fort Worth Convention Center Room 104
- General Session Room: Exhibit Hall B&C
- Breakout Rooms: 201AB; 202CD; 203AB; 204AB