ATS Educational Resource on Respiratory Diseases – Focus on ASTHMA and COPD is designed for medical professionals (physicians, researchers, oncology nurses, and other health care practitioners with a predominant interest in oncology) from gastrointestinal oncology specialty including medical, surgical, pediatric, and therapeutic radiology. The content of this programme is based upon recent articles from the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine (AJRCCM) and is published with the permission of the American Thoracic Society (ATS). The programme is designed and published online by GlobalPortand made available to physicians thanks to the support of GSKwho has no influence in the selection of articles or multiple choice questions, or any other educational content contained in the programme.
GlobalPort is an international CME (Continuing Medical Education) provider specialized in the design, development and delivery of e-learning products and programmes for Physicians and Health Care Professionals. As a provider, GlobalPort ensures balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all of its educational activities. Provider and faculty participating in a sponsored activity are required to disclose to the audience any significant financial interests or other relationships they or a member of their immediate family may have (1) with the manufacturer(s) of any commercial product(s) and/or provider(s) of commercial services discussed in an educational presentation and (2) with any commercial supporters of the activity. GlobalPort is committed to providing its learners with high-quality activities and materials that promote improvement and quality in health care and not a specific proprietary business or commercial interest. The intent of this disclosure is not to prevent participation in sponsored educational activities by persons with financial or other relationship, but rather to provide learners with information on which they can make their own determination as to whether financial interests or relationships may influence the credited activity. GlobalPort assesses conflict of interest (COI) with its faculty, planners, managers, staff and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of CME-credited activities. All relevant potential conflicts of interest that are identified are thoroughly vetted through a process that includes course directors and appropriate peer review by education committee chairs/members, for fair balance, scientific objectivity and validity, and patient care and safety recommendations.
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