As an officer, director or committee member of the American Association of Endodontists (AAE), I have read and understand the provisions of the Manuals of Policies and Procedures, in addition to the AAE Constitution and Bylaws, and agree to abide by all terms. Please review and respond or acknowledge the statement below and on subsequent pages to fully comply with the AAE's requirements.
AAE Conflict of Interest Policy Acknowledgement
All officers, directors, committee members, and employees (collectively, "representatives") of the American Association of Endodontists (AAE) have a duty to conduct the affairs of the AAE solely for the benefit of the AAE rather than for their own financial or professional gain, or that of an immediate family member. To assure this duty is fulfilled and there is not an appearance of impropriety, all representatives shall disclose any financial or professional interest they may have in any matter upon which they are or will be required to act on behalf of the AAE. Financial and professional interests include but are not limited to income, honorarium, grants, royalties, gifts, and entertainment from an individual, company, or sponsor conducting business with the AAE. Such disclosures of financial and professional interest shall be made at such times and in such manner as to assure that all other representatives working on behalf of the AAE in connection with the matter are aware of the interest.
If a representative believes that his/her financial or professional interest will or may affect his/her ability to act solely for the benefit of the AAE in connection with any matter, then he/she shall refrain from representing the AAE in connection with that matter. Similarly, a representative should refrain from representing the AAE in connection with a matter if such representation would create an appearance of impropriety because of the representative's financial or professional interest.
Not every financial or professional interest will compromise a representative's duty to act solely for the benefit of the AAE, but every such interest, no matter how limited, should be disclosed to the other AAE representatives. In determining whether that interest creates an appearance of impropriety requiring the representative to refrain from representing the AAE in connection with the matter, the representative should solicit and consider the opinions of fellow representatives.
Failure to comply with this conflicts of interest policy will be deemed a violation of the ADA's Principles of Ethics and Code of Professional Conduct and thus may constitute a basis for disciplinary action under Chapter V of the AAE's Bylaws. With respect to employees, failure to comply with this conflicts of interest policy may result in discharge or some lesser disciplinary action.