Barbara Kermode Scott

Competing interests

1) Have you in the past five years accepted the following from an organisation that may in any way gain or lose financially from the results of your study or the conclusions of your review, editorial, or letter?

a) Reimbursement for attending a symposium?

I have received reimbursement for some of my travel costs from the College of Family Physicians of Canada for a couple of meetings over the last five years. The last meeting I attended for them I paid my own way.

I have been paid by other clients to cover meetings and conferences.

Medical Education Network (a medical communications company) has paid for my travel expenses occassionally.

b) A fee for speaking?
No
c) A fee for organising education?
No
d) Funds for research?
No
e) Funds for a member of staff?
No
f) Fees for consulting?

I do work on contract for the College of Family Physicians of Canada, the Libin Insitute of Alberta, Medical Post, BMJ, Alberta Health Services, Drugstore Canada, Medical Education Network, etc.

2) Have you in the past five years been employed by an organisation that may in any way gain or lose financially from the results of your study or the conclusions of your review, editorial, or letter?

I've been freelance for the last five years.

3) Do you hold any stocks or shares in an organisation that may in any way gain or lose financially from the results of your study or the conclusions of your review, editorial, or letter?
No

4) Have you acted as an expert witness on the subject of your study, review, editorial, or letter?
No

5) Do you have any other competing financial interests? If so, please specify.

I don't believe so.