In accordance with Council on Optometric Practitioner Education (COPE) and Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) Standards for Commercial Support, the University of California, Berkeley School of Optometry requires that individuals in a position to control the content of an educational activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. The University of California, Berkeley School of Optometry resolves all conflicts of interest to ensure independence, objectivity, balance, and scientific rigor in all its educational programs. All relevant financial relationships shall be disclosed to participants prior to the start of the activity.
Furthermore, The University of California, Berkeley School of Optometry seeks to verify that all scientific research referred to, reported, or used in a continuing education (CE) activity conforms to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis. The University of California, Berkeley School of Optometry is committed to providing its learners with high-quality CE activities that promote improvements in healthcare and not those of a commercial interest.