ASA Corporate Relations and Support
Corporate Relations Ethics
ASA upholds the highest level of ethics. We work with organizations and corporations with similar ethics and standards. Our aim is to uphold our member’s confidence in patient-physician relationships and the confidence in the profession by reducing or removing perceived (or actual) bias. All ASA programs are developed independent of influence and are based on literature reviews, identified needs and gaps, and through member identified needs. Listed below are ethics ASA actively keeps aware of and follows:
Ethics we follow:
Standards for Commercial Support (Independence of CME)
Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Professionals (Device Industry)
Code of Interactions with Professionals (Pharma Industry)
Code for Interactions with Companies (Medical Specialty Societies)
Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs, Ethical Opinion
Principles to Guide the Relationships Between Graduate Medical Education and Industry (Medical Programs)
Code of Federal Regulations (Grants)
Ethics we acknowledge:
Report of the Task Force on Industry Funding of Medical Education (Guides Academic Medical Centers)
Physician Payments Sunshine Act (also some state laws; now part of/included in patient protection and affordable care act [PL-111-148 sec. 6002] – requires companies to disclose ‘transfer of value’)
Oversees drug and device manufacturers
Oversees drug and device manufacturers (Office of Inspector General)
European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industry (i.e. EU PhRMA)
Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
American Nurses Credentialing Center
Why Corporate Support?
Corporate support provides millions of dollars in funding to advance our mission and enhance member experiences. This financial support to ASA means reduced meeting registration fees, innovative educational experiences, opportunities for scientific discovery to support key patient-care initiatives such as the Perioperative Brain Health and Opioid initiatives, and complimentary CME education offerings.
In what ways may Industry support ASA?
Companies can reach the largest audience of physician anesthesiologists and care team members through our editorial products – providing necessary funding to ASA for innovative education and meeting programs. See our Advertising Policy.
Organizations support ASA’s mission to improve quality, patient safety, and outcomes by providing funding for unrestricted education Grants.
Hundreds of companies exhibit at ASA meetings throughout the year, adding necessary revenue to help create and present the world-class education for which ASA is known.
ASA Industry Supporters, Meeting Supporters and Sponsors build relationships with anesthesiologists through year-round programs that bridge member interests with business needs.
For more information about ASA’s Industry and Corporate Support programs check out Partner with Purpose page. ASA also maintains Guiding Principles for Corporate Support, which explain the do’s and don'ts of partnering with ASA.
Download the Infographic to see how our corporate partners deliver for ASA members
As your specialty society, we value the contributions from corporate partners that enable us to offer a range of indispensable programs and services. Corporate partners contributed generously to ASA's vital initiatives, Grants for CME education, and meeting support.
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