Conflict of Interest

CTS Guideline developers are functionally and editorially independent from any funding sources of the CTS and do not receive any direct funding from external sources.  The CTS receives unrestricted grants which are combined into a central operating account to facilitate the knowledge translation activities of the CTS Assemblies.  No funders play a role in the collection, review, analysis or interpretation of the scientific literature or in any decisions regarding the key messages presented in this document.

Members of the CTS guideline working groups declare potential conflicts of interest at the time of appointment and these are updated throughout the process in accordance with the CTS Conflict of Interest Disclosure Policy.  As a new practice, individual member conflict of interest statements are posted as part of our Guideline Library.

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