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
Sunshine Law Under the federal “Sunshine Law”, all medical device and pharmaceutical manufacturers, including Smith & Nephew, are required to track and report payments and transfers of value provided to US-licensed physicians and teaching hospitals annually. The information must be submitted to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) by March 31. CMS then posts the reported data on their Open Payments website, which is a publicly available website. Smith & Nephew is committed to full compliance with the Sunshine law. In order to comply, we will report payments and transfers of value provided to US-licensed physicians including the following as required by the Sunshine Law:
- Transportation expenses
- Lodging or accommodations
- Other items that have an independent value
- Certain educational materials (e.g. medical textbooks and journal reprints; Smith & Nephew published items are not reportable)
For more information on the Sunshine Law, please visit CMS National Physician Payment Transparency Program Open Payments web page at: http://www.cms.gov/Regulations-and-Guidance/Legislation/National-Physician-Payment-Transparency-Program/Physician-Subpage.html