PURPOSE / SCOPE:
Provide guidelines for industry-funded relationships.
As an institution, ICOM does not accept any financial support from pharmaceutical or proprietary product companies for educational lectures, educational programs or campus activities. ICOM does not accept general funds for scholarships and funds that are tied to educational content and delivery. ICOM may accept unrestricted funds to support educational events but requires that these funds do not influence program content or delivery.
Employees must disclose to ICOM any ﬁnancial tie with a pharmaceutical company or a proprietary product company. Employees who consult with a pharmaceutical company or a proprietary product company are required to sign a contract with that company. If a pharmaceutical company or proprietary product company is paying directly for a speaking engagement involving an ICOM faculty member, the appropriate ICOM supervisor must grant approval to ensure no conflict of interest with ICOM. Employees who work with pharmaceutical or proprietary product industries for research or other educational activities will only have actual travel expenses reimbursed by ICOM per the ICOM Travel Policy if those expenses were not reimbursed by the external company. As with on-site educational programs, employees may not accept gifts or compensation on a condition of participation and may not accept any gift that has influence over educational content and delivery.
While ICOM does not own faculty practices, ICOM does require all employees who work with the industry for proprietary purposes conduct those activities in a professional and ethical manner so as not to jeopardize the reputation of ICOM, their practice, or research activities. All ICOM employees must review and acknowledge that they have received, read and understand the ICOM Conflict of Interest Disclosure policy and sign the Annual ICOM Conflict of Interest Reporting Form at the time of initial hire and annually thereafter.
Any conflicts with this policy must be discussed with the ICOM Dean.
Senior Associate Dean of Learning Outcomes and Assessment