Speaker Attestation

2018 ASRS Speaker Guidelines & Attestation

Compliance with the ASRS Speaker Guidelines is required for all planners and faculty of ASRS Continuing Medical Education Activities:

 By agreeing to participate as a speaker at ASRS’ Annual meeting, I am attesting that:

 When developing my presentation:

  1. The content and/or presentation with which I am involved will promote quality or improvements in healthcare and will not promote a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial interest.
  2. If my presentation includes recommendations involving clinical medicine, the recommendations will be based on evidence that is accepted within the profession of medicine as adequate justification for their indications and contraindications in the care of patients.
  3. Any scientific research referred to, reported, or used in support or justification of a patient care recommendation will conform to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection and analysis.
  4. If my presentation includes a discussion specific health care products or services, I will use generic or compound names (to the extent possible). Trade names can be used when it is in the best interest of the learners and patients. In such cases, I will trade names from several companies, when possible.
  5. If I have been trained or utilized by a commercial entity or its agent as a speaker (e.g., speaker’s bureau) for any commercial interest, the promotional aspects of that presentation will not be included in any way with this activity. 
  6. I have obtained, or will obtain, all permissions, as needed, for content that I did not personally develop.

 Prior to the Annual Meeting and Onsite Prior to my Presentation:

  1. I will provide my educational content in advance of the meeting, but no later than 20 hours prior to the start time of my presentation. I understand that failure to comply with the 20 hour deadline may result in disqualification from future ASRS Annual Meeting presentations. NOTE: in some circumstances the deadline is sooner than 20 hours in advance of the presentation; speakers must adhere to deadlines provided by ASRS.
  2. I understand that the ASRS will review my presentation and/or content prior to the activity to ensure my presentation is fair and balanced and free of commercial bias.  I will make appropriate changes if required. 
  3. I understand I have access to the criteria ASRS will use to review my presentation/content by downloading a copy of the Slide Review Form.
  4. Onsite, I understand I must check in at the Speaker-Ready Room at least 20 hours prior to my scheduled presentation time (or as per the required ASRS deadline).

During my presentation:

  1. At the onset of the presentation, I agree to verbally disclose to the audience all relevant financial relationships and to include a disclosure slide at the start of my presentation. 
  2. I will disclose whether or not data from human research is presented, including IRB status, if applicable. I understand this information will be published in the abstracts provided to all attendees.
  3.  If I am discussing a product that is off-label, I will disclose that the use or indication in question is not currently approved by the FDA for labeling or advertising.
  4.  I understand that all presentations given in the general session will be made from ASRS supplied computers and that personal laptops are not allowed. 


  1. I understand that my disclosure will be printed in the final program materials provided to the learners on-site.
  2. For my faculty involvement in the ASRS scientific program, I have not or will not accept any honoraria, additional payments, or reimbursements from commercial interests.



I understand that failure to comply with any or all of the above, particularly to the presentation of fair and balanced information for learners, and including adherence to deadlines, may result in the withdrawal of this or future activity participation as determined by the related Education Committee.


I agree to abide by the Speaker Guidelines (as detailed above)