Disclosure Policy

Society Disclosure of Relationships

The Heart Rhythm Society (the Society or HRS) is committed to upholding the  highest ethical values and encouraging professional and principled behavior by its staff and volunteers. As part of commitment to transparency and accountability, and to attain the highest standards of excellence, HRS requires disclosure of relationships to maintain independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all activities.

The Code of Ethics and Professionalism outlines the requirements that all individuals engaged in HRS- related activities must disclose and manage personal, professional, financial and nonfinancial relationships while engaged in Society activities. The types and description of relationships requiring disclosure are summarized in Table 1. Table 2 lists the disclosure requirements by role.

Disclosure statements (completed online) are filed and/or updated at the time of consideration for participation in any Society activity, and at least annually, by volunteers and staff.

CME Oversight

HRS maintains a Code of Ethics and Professionalism, an Ethics Committee, and a CME Compliance Subcommittee of the Education Committee that oversee implementation of the CME Disclosure Policy and the Conflict of Interest (COI) Resolution policy to safeguard the credibility and reputation of the Society.

CME Disclosure Policy

CME COI Resolution Policy