Conflict of Interest Disclosure for the Leadership of the American Society of Cytopathology
Conflict of interest is a circumstance or situation that is present when an individual's primary responsibility to provide unbiased and impartial decisions, judgments, or opinions on behalf of the ASC might be influenced by a secondary factor. Secondary factors may include influence by financial relationships, responsibilities on other Boards or in other organizations, or personal bias adversely affecting objective review. On an annual basis and updated as appropriate, each member of the Leadership of the ASC will complete a conflict of interest form and submit it to the ASC National Office. Such an affiliation or interest does not disqualify a member from being on a committee, but the Committee Members are aware of the relationship in printed or verbal form in advance any Committee discussions.