The AAOS Orthopaedic Disclosure Program

The AAOS Orthopaedic Disclosure Program serves as a central repository of all relevant commercial relationships for orthopaedic surgeons and other healthcare professionals involved in organizational governance, clinical practice guidelines (CPG) and appropriate use criteria (AUC) development, CME faculty or authors of enduring materials, editors-in-chief and editorial boards.

Search and View Disclosures
The information in the AAOS Orthopaedic Disclosure Program is available to the public and to other AAOS Fellows.

The disclosure program has two primary purposes:

  • Streamlining the disclosure process for orthopaedic surgeons and others involved in organizational governance, all formats of continuing medical education and authors of enduring materials, clinical practice guidelines (CPG) and appropriate use criteria (AUC) development and editors-in-chief and editorial boards, from whom disclosure is required; and
  • Increasing transparency throughout AAOS by making this disclosure program availableto the public and to AAOS members.

AAOS policy requires all members involved in organizational governance, CPG and AUC development, CME faculty or authors of enduring materials, editors-in-chief and editorial boards to complete the AAOS mandatory disclosure information. AAOS policy also requires a limited number of members to disclose certain enhanced information related to each disclosure of a conflict of interest. Detailed information is required for each conflict noted. In addition, a limited number of AAOS staff have been identified as requiring access to this detailed level of information; all other individuals may see only whether a potential conflict exists and, if so, with what entity. View the AAOS disclosure policy. If you have any questions about the AAOS policy on disclosure or the process, please email to disclosure@aaos.org.

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