Conflict of interest declaration: Caroline A Smith

Updated on: 11 May 2021

Roles in: Gynaecology and Fertility Group

1. In the past 36 months have you accepted the following from a commercial organisation with a financial interest in the broad topic area of the CRG?

a) Support for attending meetings, including sabbaticals and study tours (this covers travel, accommodation and/or hospitality)?
Yes - Travel and accommodation for attending and presenting at an international fertility conference

b) Payment or honoraria for lectures, presentations, speakers bureaus, manuscript writing, or educational events?
No

c) Fees for organising education?
No

d) Grants and contracts?
Yes - 2017-2018 National Health and Medical Research Council (ACRG). Via Monash University. $2,500. Centre for Research Excellence in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (CREPCOS) - The feasibility of a randomised controlled trial on acupuncture for weight management in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. C Ee, CA Smith, M Costello, F Macmillan, L Moran, H Teede. 2018 Indus Biotech Private Ltd. $22,000. Indus Biotech Clinical Trial Protocol. CA Smith, A Bensoussan. 2017 Endeavour College of Natural Health. $2,475. Understanding chronic pelvic pain: Acupuncture practitioners knowledge and treatment strategies. M Armour, S Arentz, CA Smith, R Reid, J Abbott. 2017 Pelvic Pain Foundation of Australia. $2,474. M Armour, CA Smith. Experiences of women with and without confirmed pathology accessing health care and support services for their pelvic pain. 2017 Donation: Mr Jinguang Li. $10,000. CA Smith, Acupuncture for antenatal depression Top Up Scholarship. 2018 Western Sydney University Partnership Grant. $94,514. ???Development of a clinically relevant design to explore the efficacy of a modified Gui Zhi Fu Ling Wan formulation (Gynoclear TM) for the treatment of endometriosis???. Partner Metagenics (Australia) Pty Ltd. M Armour, Carolyn Ee, Caroline Smith, Susan Arentz 2017 Western Sydney University Partnership Grant. $51,994. Development and piloting of a menstrual health literacy program for women aged under 25. M Armour, K Holmes, CA Smith, F MacMillian, T Ferfolja, C Curry. Partner Kimberly-Clark Australia Pty Ltd 2017 Western Sydney University Early Career Research Fellowship. $19,880. M Armour, CA Smith, S Schabrun, G Steiner, M Lowe, X Zhu. A randomised controlled feasibility study of acupuncture in the treatment of endometriosis related chronic pelvic pain.

e) Funds for a member of staff?
No

f) Fees for consulting?
Yes - Expert opinion of a working group for complementary methods for the NHMRC (2019-20)

g) Royalty or licences payments?
No

h) Payment for expert testimony?
No

i) Payment for a fellowship?
No

j) Payment for participation on a Data Safety Monitoring Board, Advisory Board, or Guideline Panel?
No

k) Payment for a leadership or other fiduciary role in other board, society, committee, or advocacy group?
No

2. In the past 36 months have you, your spouse/partner or an immediate family member been employed by or do you or they own a commercial organization with a financial interest in the broad topic area of the CRG?
No

3. Do you own stocks or shares in a commercial organization with a financial interest in the broad topic area of the CRG?
No

4. Do you hold any patents (planned, issued or pending) for products relevant to the broad topic area of the CRG?
No

5. Do you have any other competing interests (financial or non-financial)?
No