UNRESTRICTED GRANT SUPPORT
TVT 2020 is sponsored by the Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF) and partially funded through unrestricted grants from commercial supporters.
It is CRF’s policy to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all of its sponsored educational programs. Commercial support from industry does not influence educational content, faculty selection, and/or faculty presentations and therefore does not compromise the scientific integrity of the educational activities.
All planners (course directors, codirectors, chairs, etc) and faculty participating in continuing medical education activities sponsored by CRF are required to disclose to the program audience any real or apparent conflict of interest related to the content of their presentation(s). Anyone in noncompliance with this policy is not permitted to participate.
In addition, TVT directors and codirectors created organizational and scientific committees to assist in educational content development and oversight for live cases, concurrent sessions, case reviews, practical workshops, and scientific symposia. These sessions are developed without influence from commercial supporters. Discussion or usage of off-label products during live or taped cases is made at the sole discretion of the faculty and is not endorsed by CRF or the program directors for this activity.
CRF gratefully acknowledges the following companies for their unrestricted grant support for TVT 2020:
Gore & Associates
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