This is a Smith & Nephew sponsored course (non-CME).

AdvaMed Code of Ethics

Please note: Smith & Nephew, Inc. and its agents adhere to the AdvaMed Code of Ethics.  Attendance at this event is limited to healthcare professionals with a bona fide professional interest. Visit the AdvaMed website at www.advamed.org to review this policy.

Federal Sunshine Law

Under the federal “Sunshine Law”, all medical device and pharmaceutical manufacturers, including Smith & Nephew, are required to track and report payments and transfers of value to US-licensed physicians and teaching hospitals annually. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the Final Rule on February 1, 2013. Manufacturers must begin to collect the required data, January through December 31 of the current year and report to CMS by March 31 of the following year. CMS will publish the reported data on a publicly available website by September 30. Smith & Nephew is committed to full compliance with the Sunshine law. In order to comply, we will report payments and transfers of value provided to US-licensed physicians including the following in accordance to the Final Rule:

  • Transportation expenses
  • Lodging or accommodations
  • Meals
  • Certain educational materials (e.g. medical textbooks and journal reprints; S&N published items are not reportable)
  • Other items that have an independent value

For more information on the Sunshine Law, please visit CMS National Physician Payment Transparency Program Open Payments web page at: http://www.cms.gov/Regulations-and-Guidance/Legislation/National-Physician-Payment-Transparency-Program/index.html

Vermont Licensed Healthcare Practitioners

All Vermont Licensed Healthcare Practitioners are required to sign a Letter of Agreement.  If you do not receive a Letter of Agreement prior to attending this course, please see the meeting planner upon arrival at the course.

US Government Employees

Attendance by Federal, State or local US Officials requires the authorization and approval of the employing agency.

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