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Transplant Nephrology Core Curriculum

Conflict of Interest Disclosures

Faculty, Planner, and Staff Disclosure
It is the policy of American Society of Nephrology (ASN) that all individuals in a position to control the content of ASN’s sponsored CME activities are expected to provide full disclosure for both themselves and their spouse/partner, and to indicate to the activity audience any financial or other relationship held by themselves or their spouse/partner 1) with the manufacturer(s) of any commercial product(s) and/or provider(s) of commercial service(s) discussed in an educational presentation; and 2) with any commercial supporter(s) of the activity. All responses should reflect activities within the previous 12 months. This disclosure information is collected in accordance with Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). Furthermore, ASN requires all faculty to disclose at the time of their lecture any planned discussion of investigational and/or off-label use of pharmaceutical products or devices within their presentation. Participants should note that the use of products outside U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved labeling should be considered experimental and are advised to consult current prescribing information for approval indications. 

The intent of this policy is not to prevent expert faculty with relevant relationship(s) with commercial interest(s) from involvement in Continuing Medical Education (CME), but rather to ensure that ASN CME activities promote quality and safety, are effective in improving medical practice, are based on valid content, and are independent of control from commercial interests and free of commercial bias. In addition, all faculty members were instructed to provide balanced, scientifically rigorous, and evidence-based presentations.

View the full ASN Conflict of Interest and Disclosure Policy. (AST agrees to adherence to ASN's Conflict of Interest and Disclosure Policy as ASN is the accredited CME provider.)

Faculty Disclosure Statements

Alloway, Rita Current Employer: University of Cincinnati; Research Funding: BMS, Novartis, Astellas, Veloxis; Honoraria: Astellas, Veloxis; Scientific Advisor or Membership: AST Board of Directors, AJT editorial board.
Augustine, Joshua Current Employer: University Hospitals Case Medical Center; Honoraria: Genentech- speaker's bureau.
Becker, Yolanda Current Employer: University of Chicago; Research Funding: Participating in pending research clinical studies with Bristol Myers Squibb and Tengion, no direct personal income; Scientific Advisor or Membership: Editorial Board Clinical Transplantation. 
Bloom, Roy Current Employer: University of Pennsylvania; Consultancy Agreements: Veloxis Pharmaceuticals; Research Funding: Veloxis, Bristol-Myers Squibb; Scientific Advisor or Membership: Amgen, Veloxis, CareDx.
Brennan, Daniel Current Employer: Washington University in St. Louis; Consultancy Agreements: Genentech, Pfizer, Sanofi; Research Funding: Genentech, Pfizer, Sanofi; Honoraria: Alexion, Genentech, Novartis, Sanofi; Scientific Advisor or Membership: Editorial Board AJT Transplantation UpToDate. 
Dharnidharka, Vikas Current Employer: Washington University School of Medicine; Consultancy Agreements: Bristol-Myers-Squibb; Research Funding: Amgen Genzyme Bristol-Myers-Squibb Novartis; Honoraria: Genzyme-Sanofi Alexion; Scientific Advisor or Membership: Journal Editorial Board: Pediatric Transplantation.
Friedewald, John* Current Employer: Transplant Genomics, Inc; Consultancy Agreements: Transplant Genomics, Inc; Ownership Interest: Transplant Genomics, Inc; Research Funding: Pfizer Transplant Genomics, Inc.; Honoraria: Potomac Center for Medical Education.
Gill, John Current Employer: St. Paul's Hospital/University of British Columbia; Consultancy Agreements: Astellas.
Hricik, Donald** Current Employer: University Hospitals Case Medical Center; Consultancy Agreements: Oxford Immunotec; Honoraria: Genentech.
Mandelbrot, Didier Current Employer: UW Health. Nothing to disclose.
Schaefer, Heidi* Current Employer: Vanderbilt University Medical Center.  Nothing to disclose.
Wiseman, Alexander* Current Employer: University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center; Consultancy Agreements: MKSAP, Astellas, Veloxis, Tolera; Research Funding: Novartis, Alexion, Bristol Meyer Squibb; Honoraria: American Society of Transplantation, American Society of Nephrology, Novartis; Scientific Advisor or Membership: American Journal of Transplantation, Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.

*Member of the Program Committee and a Speaker
**Member of the Program Committee only

ASN/AST Staff Disclosure Statements
The following staff do not have anything to disclose:
Kristin Brammell Burke (AST)
Phillip Kokemueller (ASN)
Elizabeth McDannell (AST)
Alisha Workman (ASN)