Conflict of interest declaration: Christine E East

Updated on: 11 January 2021

Roles in: Pregnancy and Childbirth 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)?
No

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?
No

e) Funds for a member of staff?
No

f) Fees for consulting?
No

g) Royalty or licences payments?
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)?
Yes - I received project grant funding from Australia's National Health and Medical Research Council for an RCT on fetal lactate measurement during labour - a topic that I have also led a Cochrane review on. I am a co-investigator on a RCT that is now published and will ultimately be considered for inclusion in the Cochrane review on antenatal breast milk expression in women with diabetes. I conducted a RCT on fetal pulse oximetry that is included in the Cochrane review of this topic, that I lead. For all of these, reviewers who are not related to the clinical RCTs did or will evaluate the resultant publications for inclusion in the Cochrane reviews.