Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation

Guideline For Concussion/Mild Traumatic Brain Injury & Persistent Symptoms

3rd Edition, for Adults over 18 years of age

Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation

Conflicts of Interest

At the beginning of the guideline development process, members of the guideline development team and the expert consensus group were asked to declare any possible conflicts of interest.

Eleven members of the expert consensus group reported that within the last five years, they have been employed by a guideline developer or an entity having a commercial interest in the guideline.

Two members of the expert consensus group reported that within the last five years, they have served as a consultant for a guideline developer or an entity having a commercial interest in the guideline.

Three members of the expert consensus group reported that they have ownership interests (including stock options) in an entity having a commercial interest in the guideline.

Two members of the expert consensus group reported that they currently or previously received funding from an entity that has a commercial interest in the guideline.

Two members of the expert consensus group reported that have been paid honouraria or received gifts from a guideline developer or an entity having a commercial interest in the guideline.

One of the expert consensus group members stated that they are a member of the Insurance Bureau of Canada and a member of the Financial Services Commission in Ontario, both of which are working groups focusing on managing various injuries and impairments in the automobile insurance sector in Canada and Ontario, respectively.

Twenty-five members of the expert consensus group reported relevant financial activities outside the guideline of interest.

None of the conflicts of interests stated above were deemed significant to the guideline. All other members declared no research involvement, funding, honoraria or other conflicts of interest.

Policy used for the management of Conflicts of Interest