Conflicts of Interest
Guidelines for Vendor Relationships
Answers to Frequently Asked Questions
Q: An invited speaker at an upcoming Mount Sinai event has written a book that our department would like to sell to attendees. Can we do this?
A: The book must be clearly educational and should be related to the course content. The book should not include product-specific information. Typically, the book should not be published by a vendor. If these conditions are met, then: a) Sale or promotion of the book must be outside the room in which the event is held; and b) There must be a disclosure statement acknowledging that the speaker and Mount Sinai will benefit financially from the book sales. A sample statement is:
"In connection with this event, Mount Sinai is making these books available for your convenience and further education on the issues discussed today. Mount Sinai will receive a portion of the revenue associated with the sales at Mount Sinai. The author/speaker will also receive revenue from the sale of her book at this event. These books are also available for purchase on the Internet."