AAOS Now

Published 10/1/2012

Reminder: It’s Time to Update Your Disclosures

It’s time for AAOS members to review and update their disclosure information. The AAOS Mandatory Disclosure Policy requires the disclosure program to be updated at least semiannually (April and October). All AAOS members involved as CME faculty and authors orthopaedic volunteers in organizational governance and clinical practice guidelines development, and editors-in-chief and members of editorial boards are required to complete disclosure in the AAOS Orthopaedic Disclosure Program.

It is recommended that participants note any changes to the disclosure program as soon as possible after they occur. Participants are responsible for the accuracy and completeness of their information. The AAOS Orthopaedic Disclosure Program can be accessed at www.aaos.org/disclosure; click on the “Disclose Now!” link to update information.

AAOS members who have previously disclosed conflicts of interest in the AAOS Orthopaedic Disclosure Program will soon be receiving an e-mail reminder that it is time to review the information and update as needed.

The Academy and many orthopaedic specialty and state societies use the AAOS Orthopaedic Disclosure Program to increase transparency, simplify the disclosure process, reduce the number of requests for disclosure information, and save time. Members are encouraged to take a few moments to complete a review of their current disclosure information and update it. Questions can be emailed to disclosure@aaos.org