Application to Present at TUSDM

Thank you for your interest in presenting to the Tufts University School of Dental Medicine Community. TUSDM does not endorse or promote any specific outside organizations, and therefore your presentation must be educational. To ensure this, we require that anyone who is interested in presenting to the TUSDM community provide the following information.  This information will be shared with relevant departments to ensure that it is in alignment with the TUSDM curriculum and philosophy. Requestors will be notified if/when approved.

Before Submitting:

1) Review our Conflict of Interest Policy.

2) The first slide of your presentation must include disclosure statement below. If you are not using slides or media you must verbally state the disclosure at the beginning of your session.

 

Request a Presentation:

All Lunch and Learn requests must be submitted 4 weeks in advance of the proposed event date. Please allow 5 business days for your request to be processed.

Questions regarding Lunch and Learns should be directed to Karen Alexander (karen.alexander@tufts.edu).

Questions regarding career services Lunch and Learns should be directed to Marguerite Moore (Marguerite.Moore@tufts.edu).

Conflict of Interest Policy

As noted above, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine does not endorse or promote any outside organizations. To ensure this, presenters must comply with the following conflict of interest policy:

You must fully disclose in the presentation/lecture the source of all financial and material support that you may have received in relation to the educational content in addition to any present or potential financial interest you may have in respect to the subject matter (including any research done on such subject matter by you) and the opinions expressed in your presentation. You must display in a slide format and verbally announce any conflicts of interest that you may have at the beginning of your presentation. TUSDM faculty and staff will be present at these events to make sure this occurs.

A conflict of interest may be considered to exist if a presenter is affiliated with, or has financial interest in, any organization(s) that may be sponsoring or co-sponsoring the presentation or may have a direct interest in the subject matter of presentations.  Situations involving a potential conflict of interest are not inherently bad or wrong, but the prospective audience must be made aware of the affiliation/financial interest via an acknowledgment in the presentation and in all promotional materials.

The intent of this policy is not to prevent a speaker/lecturer with an affiliation or financial interest from making a presentation.  It is intended that any potential conflict be identified openly so that the students have the full disclosure of the facts and may form their own judgments about the presentation.  A reasonable test to guide decisions about what to disclose is whether any particular affiliation could cause embarrassment to the individual or institution involved, or lead to questions about the speaker’s motives if such affiliation(s) were made known to the general public.

Past or completed relationships do not have to be disclosed if they do not have any impact on the material being presented.

Revised and Approved November 21, 2014 Curriculum Committee, TUSDM

Approved by the Executive Faculty April 2015

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Sample Disclosure Statement

In addition to including a slide in an outside speaker’s presentation, the speaker must verbally disclose the source of all financial and material support that they have received in relation to the educational content in addition to any present or potential financial interest that they may have in respect to the subject manner. A sample disclosure statement is included below:

My name is [enter name here] and I am the [enter job title here] at/of [enter company information here].  Due to my affiliation with [enter company name here] the content of this presentation may represent the views of [enter company name here] and are not necessarily representative of Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. 

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