Full Disclosure Policy
All presenters are required to make any verbal disclosures at the beginning of their presentation. ACPA, in compliance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) Standards for Commercial Support, has adopted the following Full Disclosure Policy:
Presentations made at continuing medical educational activities sponsored or jointly sponsored by the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association must include information regarding all commercial or industrial funding, consulting, or equity holdings by the presentations’ author(s) and/or anyone related to the author(s) that could be affected by or could have an effect on the content of the presentation. This information is requested during the abstract submission process and will be disclosed to participants through statements in printed meeting materials and declared by the faculty member at the beginning of his/her presentation.
Faculty Disclosure Statements
It is the policy of ACPA to ensure its programs are fair, balanced, independent, objective, and scientifically rigorous. In support of this policy, ACPA requires that: 1. Trade names are to be avoided during presentations. 2. Presentations made at continuing medical educational activities sponsored or jointly sponsored by ACPA, in compliance with standards for accreditation by ACCME, must include: a. information regarding off-label use(s); b. all commercial or industrial funding, consulting, or equity holdings by the authors of this presentation and/or anyone related to the authors which could be affected by or could have an effect on the content of the presentation. 3. This information will be disclosed to meeting participants through printed materials and must be declared verbally by the presenter at the beginning of the presentation. Disclosures for all presenters can be found in ACPA’s Annual Meeting Abstract Book, on the ACPA Meetings app or on the website.
The scientific material presented at ACPA’s Annual Meetings has been made available by ACPA for educational purposes only. The material is not intended to represent the only, nor necessarily the best, methods or procedures appropriate for the health care situation discussed, but rather is intended to present an approach, view, statement, or opinion of the presenter that may be helpful to others who face similar situations. ACPA disclaims any and all liability and injury or other damage resulting to any individual attending a course and for all claims which may arise out of the use of the techniques demonstrated therein by such individuals, whether these claims shall be asserted by members of the health care professions or any other person.
ACPA does not offer reduced registration fees for partial attendance. Payments must be paid in full by personal or institutional check, U.S. money order, or credit card at the time of registration. Payments must be made in U.S. funds and drawn from a U.S. bank.
There is a 75% refund for cancellations received in writing by January 31, 2018. Cancellation notices received February 1 – March 15, 2018 will receive a 50% refund. No refunds will be provided after March 15, 2018. All cancellations must be received in writing (email is acceptable) and include the original purchase date.
ACPA is not responsible for travel expenses or penalties under any circumstances for issues beyond our control such as weather conditions. Attendees voluntarily assume all risks involved in travel to and from the meeting and in attendance at and participation in the program. ACPA and The Westin Convention Center Pittsburgh shall not be liable for any loss, injury, or damage to person or property resulting directly or indirectly from any acts of God, acts of government or other authorities, civil disturbances, acts of terrorism, riots, thefts, or from any other similar causes.
Registration substitutions must be sent in writing to the National Office and received before March 15, 2018.