Table 1

Characteristics of conferences, oral presentations and COI statements

ConferenceCOI disclosure guidance providedPresentations assessed
n
COI statement included
n/n (%)
COI statement on its own slide
n/n (%)
At least one COI disclosed
n/n (%)
US Endocrine SocietyYes*6454/64 (84%)51/54† (94%)33/54 (61%)
American College of RheumatologyYes*‡4545/45 (100%)45/45 (100%)26/44§ (59%)
UK Continence SocietyNo4331/43 (72%)14/31† (45%)12/30§ (40%)
UK Congress on ObesityNo267/26 (27%)4/7¶ (57%)7/7 (100%)
Heart UKNo236/23 (26%)4/6¶ (67%)6/6 (100%)
Total 201 143/201 (71%) 118/143 (83%) 84/141 (60%)
  • *COI statement should be on second slide of presentation.

  • †Remaining COI statements were on title slides.

  • ‡Meeting representative checked presentations for compliance with presence and location of COI statement.

  • §Not recorded for one presentation.

  • ¶Remaining COI statements were on title slide or conclusion slide.

  • COI, conflict of interest.