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Disclosure for Activities

Disclosure for activities other than journals occurs annually on a when

Disclosure for activities other than journals occurs annually on a when-notified basis, and involves completion or updating online of a secure ATS COI Disclosure questionnaire available at the ATS COI Website: https://thoracic.coi-smart.com.

Disclosure for activities other than journals typically occurs each  fall in relation to a role as (a) an International Conference planner or presenter, (b) a developer (panelist, committee member) of ATS clinical practice guidelines or other official ATS documents, and/or (c) an ATS officer, member of the Board of Directors, or members of a president-appointed committees.

Disclosure for activities other than journals requires a personal ATS COI Website “User Name” and self-determined password. The ATS COI office notifies individuals by e-mail when a COI declaration or update is needed for a specific role/activity, and if a first-time user, provides instructions and a User Name. (For ATS members, the User Name is typically the 4- or 6-digit ATS membership number.)  Quick tips on use of the ATS COI Website are available on the login page at https://thoracic.coi-smart.com.

The online questionnaire asks you to check-off the name of each of the specific "official ATS activities" in which you are participating, and to keep in mind all potential conflicts of interest when completing the questionnaire. If at a later date you are asked to participate in another official ATS activity that requires disclosure, you can return to the site to update your disclosures for COI review for the additional activity.

ATS members and others in official ATS activities needing a COI Website User Name and/or assistance in using the system should contact John Harmon at coioffice@thoracic.org or 212-315-8611.

Last Reviewed: June 2016