Unless otherwise stated on the “Meeting Overview” page for each meeting, refunds will be made in full if you cancel your registration before the meeting registration deadline.
The payment information provided by you will be transmitted by Smith & Nephew to our third party service provider. We exercise great care in providing secure transmission of your information to our third party service providers. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Once we receive your transmission, we make our best effort to ensure its security. When credit card information is transmitted, we use industry standard, SSL encryption. Please note that Smith & Nephew does not store your payment information once it has been transmitted.
Smith & Nephew and its agents adhere to the AdvaMed Code of Ethics. Visit the AdvaMed website at www.advamed.org to review this policy.
Attendance by federal, state, or local U.S. officials requires the authorization and approval of the employing agency.
New Sunshine Law
Under the new federal “Sunshine” law, all medical device and pharmaceutical manufacturers, including Smith & Nephew, will be required to track and report payments and transfers of value to US-licensed physicians and teaching hospitals. Based on the most recent update released by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in May 2012, it further delayed the data collection requirement to begin no earlier than January 1, 2013. CMS intends to release the final rule later this year. Smith & Nephew is committed to full compliance with the new law. In order to comply, we will need to report on the following items we purchased for or paid for on behalf of US-licensed physicians (pending the Final Rule to be released by CMS):
- Transportation expenses
- Lodging or accommodations
- Meals or refreshments
- Certain educational materials (S&N published items are not reportable)
- Other items that have an independent value