Policies

Program Responsibility: The content and faculty of the scientific program of educational sessions and approval of arrangements for hosted functions are the sole responsibility of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, the NACFC Program Planning Committee, and the accredited provider.

Important Note on Attendance at Foundation Events

Updated June 15, 2022

To help minimize the risk of COVID-19, we ask that attendees at CF Foundation events follow these steps:

Where mandated, practice physical distancing and maintain at least a safe 6-foot distance from persons outside of their household.

  • Face masks are encouraged and should be worn in accordance with local guidelines. (Note, children under two years of age should not wear masks due to safety concerns and therefore should only attend outdoor CF Foundation events where they are able to distance and stay within their family group.)
  • For events hosted by the CF Foundation, masks will be made available on-site, when possible.
  • Follow basic infection, prevention and control practices by regularly washing hands with soap and water or with an alcohol-based hand gel, and by covering your cough or sneeze with a tissue or your inner elbow.
  • Persons with CF should consult their physician before participation in any in-person event as they may be at an increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19.
  • For indoor events, it is CFF policy to invite only one person with CF to be in-person at the event at a time. For outdoor events, people with CF should maintain a safe 6-foot distance from persons outside of their household at all times.

For Your Safety and the Safety of Others

  • For the health and well-being of the CF community, we strongly encourage that participants be fully vaccinated and have received the CDC recommended booster shot when joining us in-person for the event.
  • Certain CF Foundation events may require vaccination to attend.  
  • Participants are strongly encouraged to test within 24 hours prior of arrival at an event or meeting, or as close as possible to the time of departure (if traveling).
  • Please be advised certain events, localities, and venues may require you to be fully vaccinated and show proof of vaccination. We will communicate these requirements in event communications.
  • For events where the CF Foundation requires full vaccination, meeting participants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at least two weeks before the date on which you will first attend the meeting. Registration and attendance at such events may require agreement to health and safety protocols and/or COVID liability waivers.
  • We are counting on the fact that you appreciate the potential consequences of exposing members of the CF community to COVID-19 and will not attend an event if you test positive, or have been recently exposed to COVID-19.
  • We cannot guarantee that all people present at the event, including participants, sponsors, volunteers, vendors, or others, have been fully vaccinated.
Principles and Standards for Pharmaceutical Industry Interactions

The CF Foundation's principles and standards for industry interactions safeguard is independence, objectivity, and ability to make decisions that are in the best interest of people with cystic fibrosis.

Please review the Principles and Standards for Pharmaceutical Industry Interactions prior to submitting your application.

Embargo Policy

Read the official embargo policies for NACFC

Media Policy

Read the official media policies for NACFC

Photography and Video Policy

Photography, video, and audio recording of any kind for any purpose (including social media) is prohibited without prior authorization.

Social Media Policy

The Foundation encourages the use of social media platforms to update followers on the latest news coming from NACFC sessions. The Twitter hashtag is #NACFC.

All information included in poster or e-poster presentations are proprietary and confidential and may not be shared on social media platforms unless express, written consent is granted by the author(s).

All social media posts must comply with the Embargo Policy.

If a meeting speaker does not wish to have presented research shared on social media, an announcement will be made before or during the presentation. Ignoring presenter requests is considered a violation of our policies.

Regulatory Requirements & Professional Code

NACFC adheres to the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) regulations to provide continuing education units for most sessions. ACCME regulations require specific measures to maintain accreditation, some of which pertain to industry support. PhRMA and AdvaMed have developed voluntary guideline principals for industry marketing relationships with health care professionals. Please check with your company's regulatory or compliance department before applying for support opportunities. NACFC adheres to all state and federal regulations surrounding regulatory requirements and professional codes.

Sunshine Act (Open Payments)

The CF Foundation supports partnership and transparecy between industry and health care professionals. Both the CF Foundation and NACFC adhere to Sunshine Act compliance.

Learn more about the National Physician Payments Transparency Program (Open Payments).

 

 

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2022 NACFC Policies for Media Download (PDF)
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