Policy - Interaction with Industry

Download ANZBMS Interaction with Industry (2022)

ANZBMS is the peak body in Australia representing scientists and clinicians working in the field of bone and mineral metabolism. As a consequence, ANZBMS works with a range of stakeholders, including industry. Our interactions with industry can be multi-faceted and include, but are not limited to, industry seeking advice and support from ANZBMS and ANZBMS seeing support from industry to help the activities of the society. These interactions could create potential, perceived, or actual conflicts of interest. To manage this, ANZBMS seeks to ensure clarity around our relationship with industry:  

A.        ANZBMS may seek corporate support for educational initiatives that support the Society’s mission and goals, including the ANZBMS Annual Meeting, grants and awards, other meetingsthe ANZBMS websites and newsletters.
B.        Pharmaceutical companies and other industry partners (e.g. manufacturers of supplements, devices) must comply with their industry relevant code of conduct, and where this does not exist any conflict of interest must be publicly declared.
C.        ANZBMS will not make exceptions to its policies for corporate supporters or other groups/individuals.
D.       ANZBMS acknowledges industry support through the common practices adopted by other not-for-profit groups and government: signage and slides at meetings, in writing in its programs, advertisements, newsletters and on its website, and with plaques presented at the annual social event.

Annual and Other Meetings

E.        No single company may be sole sponsor of the entire ANZBMS Annual Scientific Meeting.
F.         The ANZBMS is the sole sponsor of all its Official Program scientific sessions at its Annual Scientific Meeting, except joint symposia, which are organized with other groups. When the ANZBMS partners with another organization or government entity (e.g., in the case of a joint symposium at the ANZBMS Annual Meeting or another meeting), the two (or more) entities co‐plan the event and co‐select the speakers and topics.
G.       The ANZBMS Annual Meeting Official Program does not include Industry‐Supported Symposia and Working Groups, which are part of the Ancillary Program. These sessions are held in conjunction with the ANZBMS Annual Meeting, planned independent of the ANZBMS and can only be advertised using this language.
H.       Programs and speakers for the Ancillary Program events are selected by their respective organizers and must be approved by the ANZBMS Program Organising Committee.
I.          All Industry‐Supported Symposia – like all Official Program sessions – must comply with the relevant industrial codes of conduct (e.g. from Medicines Australia and Medicines New Zealand).

Approved 7 September 2021