Conflict of Interest Disclosure Request

Who must disclose?
ICSH Board members and Working Group Chairs and members must disclose any conflicts of interest at the time of appointment and annually thereafter.

What must be disclosed?
ICSH Management Board members and Working Group Chairs and members must disclose any relevant financial relationships they (or their immediate family or partners) have with any commercial entity related directly or indirectly to Laboratory Haematology. A commercial entity is any proprietary entity producing health care goods or services with the exception of a not-for-profit government organization.

What is a relevant financial relationship?
Relevant financial relationships are any financial relationships in any amount occurring within the past 12 months that create a conflict of interest. Financial benefits may include salary, contracts for services, royalties, consulting fees, stock, stock options, honoraria etc., but do not include mutual fund dividends.

What will the ICSH do with the disclosure information?
ICSH will share disclosure information with its Board members. ICSH Board members and Working Group Chairs and members are required to disclose actual or potential conflicts. The existence of financial interests or relationships will not automatically prevent someone from participating in discussions or matters requiring a vote. The Chair of the ICSH will determine if a conflict is sufficiently great to disqualify participation in a particular matter.

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