The Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) Foundation is composed of officers, the Sole Corporate Member of CNS, members of the Board of Directors and members of the Advisory Board. All members of the CNS Foundation 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 Foundation 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 Foundation; not in the best interest of the individual board member (or any other individual or entity).
As per the CNS Foundation Duties & Activities, all members of the CNS Foundation (including Advisory Board members) must disclose service or conflicts of interest with other entities annually. All disclosures will be reviewed, adjudicated and documented prior to the Spring CNS Foundation Board meeting. For each instance in which a Board or Advisory Board member wishes to maintain or initiate relationships and activities with other entities, the CNS Foundation 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.
PART I: Please complete all questions and list all relationships on a separate line: