The Executive Committee (EC) of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) is composed of officers, members-at-large, and ex-officio members. All members of the EC should, in principle and practice, agree with the inherent duty of loyalty which comes with serving in such a capacity. The duty of loyalty includes: (1) ensuring that CNS activities and transactions are, first and foremost, advancing its mission; (2) recognition and disclosure of conflicts of interest (COI); (3) making decisions that are in the best interest of the CNS; not in the best interest of the individual board member (or any other individual or entity).
As per the CNS Guidelines for Service, all members of the CNS EC (Including Ex Officio members) must disclose service or conflicts of interest with other entities annually. All disclosures will be reviewed, adjudicated and documented prior to the Winter Executive Committee. For each instance in which an EC member wishes to maintain or initiate relationships and activities with other entities, the CNS will develop Plans for Active Management (PAMs).
"Health care entities” shall be defined to include (1) neurosurgical companies (independent of any existing business relationships with the CNS) and (2) other companies, not-for-profit organizations, and units of the U.S., state or local government that provide, govern or oversee health care services. These include by way of example, any commercial vendor that exhibits at the annual meeting, health insurance companies, hospitals, and hospital systems, or organizations that provide, regulate or finance healthcare services, and units of the federal, state or local government that provide, govern or oversee health care services.
Please list all relationships on a separate line (ex. Company name/ Relationship/ self or family member)