Terms of Reference
of the Conflict of Interest Policy is an assigned task by the Dean/CEO of NOSM
to provide oversight and guidance to the three (3) year phased-in implementation
process of the November 29th 2013 Board Approved School-wide Conflict of
Interest Policy with Commercial Entities.
policy’s intent is to enhance the professionalism of all NOSM faculty members,
learners, and staff members in undertaking education, research, clinical and
other administrative activities. A thoughtful and strategic process is
essential to ensure effective implementation of this new Policy
primary purpose of the Implementation Working Group is to encourage broad and meaningful
community, faculty and learner interaction and engagement in the implementation
of the new COI with Commercial Entities Policy.
addition, the purpose is to provide continual and regular feedback and
recommendations on arising issues or concerns pertaining to implementation
strategies to the Associate Dean, Faculty Affairs who holds the responsibility
for faculty annual disclosure reporting.
A. Develop implementation
strategies, which could include:
seeking input and engaging in dialogue with all stakeholders
a literature review of best practices in COI implementation
about components of the policy and its application in research and education other
professional roles of faculty, staff, and learners.
To accomplish this, the COI IWG will:
- Guide, monitor, and advise Task Force
Chairs and Groups;
- Provide direction and approval of
implementation plans that are consistent with the Policy’s principles;
- Approve key strategies related to the
COI Policy implementation (e.g. guidelines, protocols, disclosure forms,
education tools); and,
regular feedback and update on COI implementation developments to faculty,
staff, and learners.
- Establish four (4) Task Force groups
and recruit members who can bring the perspectives of all faculty, learners, administrative
staff, and others who may bring an
expertise in COI. (e.g. legal counsel, commercial entity reps)
- Contribute to the development and
design of a NOSM user-friendly educational website related to conflict of
interest developments and resource tools.
- Provide guidance, advice, and approval
of appropriate COI education tools, procedures, and reporting disclosure
- Document and monitor the work progress
of individual Task Force Chairs and Groups
- Develop an evaluation process of the policy implementation
- Provide annual evaluation data that will
form the basis of a set of evidence-informed recommendations and directions to
the Dean and Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs, on the current policy content
and application of policy statements.
shall consists of:
Dean Postgraduate Education
Dean Faculty Affairs
Heads of Clinical Sciences, Human Sciences, and Medical Sciences
Clinical Teachers Association (PCTA)
Administrative Officer (CAO)
Force Chairs (4)
other key community individuals with expertise in COI
Dean, Undergraduate Medical Education
COI IWG meetings will
be held on a regular basis of every 3 – 4 months for the duration of up to 3
years (2014 – 2017) as a targeted date for the phased-in completion of
implementation process of the policy.
For further information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.