AHA Guidelines for CPR & ECC Part 2: Evidence Evaluation & COI Writing Group Disclosures
Writing Group Member Employment Research Grant Other Research Support Speakers’ Bureau/Honoraria Expert Witness Ownership Interest Consultant/Advisory Board Other
Category A Chair cannot have ANY relevant relationships (modest or significant) in the categories of ownership interest, equity interest, royalty income, stock, stock options speakers bureau, honoraria, expert witness, consultant/advisory board, or relevant research support from industry. Research funded by federal sources or not-for-profits is allowed on a case by case basis. The appropriate oversight committee (e.g., Guideline Task Force or Manuscript Oversight Committee) will review and evaluate the relationship. Government-sponsored or university managed DSMB allowed. Co-Chair can have modest or significant RWI in the categories of speakers’ bureau, honoraria, consultant/advisory board, and expert witness. SIGNIFICANT relationships in category of personal investments (equity interest, royalty income, ownership, stock, stock options) are not allowed; modest RWI in this category is allowed.)
Laurie J. Morrison Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute; St Michael’s Hospital, University of Toronto Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada†
Canadian Institute of Health Research†
None None None None None None
A majority of the writing group members must be free of a conflict in any category (modest or significant); if there’s an even number of writing group members, at least 50% + 1 must be free of any conflicts.
Category B (Proposed WG Members Who Have No Conflicts—must have a minimum of 6 currently have 7 including Chair)
1. John E. Billi The University of Michigan Medical School None None None None None None None
2. Clifton W. Callaway University of Pittsburgh None None None None None None None
3. Yu-Feng Mount Sinai None None None None None None None
Yvonne Chan Medical Center
4. Jonathan R. Egan The Children’s Hospital at Westmead None None None None None None None
5. Vinay M. Nadkarni Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia None None None None None None None
6. Mark E. Nunnally University of Chicago None None None None None None None
7. Melissa J. Parker Division of Pediatric Critical Care None None None None None None None
Category C (Proposed WG Members Who Have Conflicts—cannot exceed 5 currently have 4)
8. Antonio R. Fernandez University of North Carolina The Duke Endowment/Nort h Carolina Department of Health & Human Services, Department of Facility Services, Office of Emergency Medical Services† The Duke Endowment/Sou th Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, Division of Emergency Medical Services & Trauma† Department of Homeland Security/Office of Health Affairs† None None None None None None
Staff
9. Lana M. Gent AHA National Center None None None None None None AHA Employee †
10. Russell E. Griffin AHA National Center None None None None None None AHA Employee †
Consultants
11. Eddy Lang University of Calgary None None None None None American Heart Association† AHA Consultant
12. Mary Fran Hazinski Vanderbilt University None None None None None AHA Paid Consultant† AHA Consultant
13. Michael Shuster Mineral Springs Hospital Emergency Medicine None None None None None AHA Paid Consultant† AHA Consultant
This table represents the relationships of writing group members that may be perceived as actual or reasonably perceived conflicts of interest as reported on the Disclosure Questionnaire, which all members of the writing group are required to complete and submit. A relationship is considered to be “significant” if (a) the person receives $10 000 or more during any 12-month period, or 5% or more of the person’s gross income; or (b) the person owns 5% or more of the voting stock or share of the entity, or owns $10 000 or more of the fair market value of the entity. A relationship is considered to be “modest” if it is less than “significant” under the preceding definition.

* Modest.

† Significant.