For Healthcare Professionals

CME Office and Review Committee Disclosures

In accordance with ACCME Standards for Commercial Support of Continuing Medical Education and the Feinberg School of Medicine’s disclosure policy for CME activities, all individuals who contribute to the content or the identification / resolution of potential conflicts of interest must disclose any relationship they may have with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients within the preceding 12 months of the activity.  Such disclosure is intended to provide participants with sufficient information to evaluate whether any given presentation has been influence by the faculty’s relationships(s) or financial interest with said companies. 

Circumstances create a conflict of interest when an individual has an opportunity to affect CME content about products or services of a commercial interest with which he/she has a financial relationship.  The purpose for identifying and addressing potential conflicts of interest is to ensure a proper balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor of the medical school’s educational activities. The medical school does not view the existence of a financial relationship as necessarily implying bias or decreasing the value of participation in CME activities, but must ensure that a financial interest is not a conflict of interest.  Identifying Conflict of Interest:  A six-tier peer review system has been developed to identify possible conflicts of interests. 

  1. The first tier is the Speaker
  2. The second-tier is the Course Director and/or Planning Committee Members
  3. The third-tier is the CME Manager
  4. The fourth-tier is the CME Review Committee
  5. The fifth-tier is the CME Medical Director
  6. The sixth-tier is the CME Coordinator

Feinberg School of Medicine's CME Leadership and Staff

  • Clara Schroedl, MD, Medical Director of CME. Has nothing to disclose.
  • Sheryl Corey, CME Manager. Has nothing to disclose.
  • Jennifer Banys, Senior Program Administrator. Has nothing to disclose.
  • Allison McCollum, Senior Program Coordinator. Has nothing to disclose.
  • Rhea Alexis Banks, Administrative Assistant 2. Has nothing to disclose.