2nd Congress of Asia-Pacific Society of Thyroid Surgery


Conflict of Interest (COI)

Industry-academic collaborative clinical oncology research entails benefits to society (public interest) from the fruits of discharging academic and ethical responsibility, as well as money, status, rights, and other benefits (private interest) acquired attendant on industry-academic collaboration. When these two types of benefit are in conflict within an individual researcher, it is called a “conflict of interest.” The occurrence of conflict of interest is unavoidable in today’s complex social activities, and legal restrictions apply to certain activities.

Matters for which disclosure is required shall be matters that occur from two year before abstract submission to the time of presentation; it is provided. Please refer to the COI page on Online Abstract Submission system for details, and mark the boxes which matches with your status. The amounts for which self-declaration is required are prescribed for each matter requiring disclosure as follows. Presenting authors who are officers or advisors of companies or for-profit organizations, or the profit from sales of stock, or patent royalties or licensing fees from companies are 1 million yen or more. Honoraria (such as lecture fees) or report manuscript fees paid by a company are 500,000 yen or more. Report research funding is 1,000,000 yen or more.

COI Disclosure Sample Form

If there is a state of conflict of interest requiring disclosure

If there is no state of conflict of interest requiring disclosure


2nd APTS Okinawa Office
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