The purpose of learned medical societies in Europe like the EANM is to support medical specialists in achieving progress and excellence in health and knowledge. As health and knowledge are highly valuable public benefits, the independence of all actions and statements being delivered by the EANM is of great importance. In order to guarantee this independence, individuals who hold offices or mandates within the EANM should be free of interest being in conflict with those of their task in the EANM. Apart from direct financial relations with entities that have an investment in products or services relevant to the task in the EANM, there is a variety of indirect material relations or immaterial interests having the potential for adopting a specific point of view or risk of bias in decisions or recommendations.

Secondary interests often indicate the degree to which a person is qualified, demanded, and preoccupied with various scientific or commercial entities. It is, therefore, difficult to identify potential holders of office or mandates who are highly competent in science and health care and, at the same time, free of secondary interests. For scientific societies, it is crucial to deal with secondary interests in a transparent, judicious and reproducible manner. The EANM has established the Ethics Committee to develop Guiding Principles with Regard to Transparency and Ethics, Rules of Procedures, and Standard Operating Procedures for the management of secondary interests.

Committee Members

Chair Wolfram Knapp (Germany)
Member (appointed by Members‘ Assembly) Emilio Bombardieri (Italy)
Member (appointed by Members‘ Assembly) Valerie Lewington (United Kingdom)
Member (appointed by Delegates‘ Assembly) Dragana Sobic-Saranovic (Serbia)
Member (appointed by Delegates‘ Assembly) Sobhan Vinjamuri (United Kingdom)

The Executive Office is the referral centre to which questions and requests of any kind may be addressed. The Office answers these directly where applicable or passes them on to the relevant EANM officer.

EANM Executive Office
Schmalzhofgasse 26
1060 Vienna

Tel: +43 1 890 44 27
Fax: +43 1 890 44 27-9

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