Conflict of interest declaration: Gedge Rosson

Roles in: Breast Cancer Group

1. In the past three years have you accepted the following from an organisation that may gain or lose financially from the publication of reviews by your review group in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR)?

a) Reimbursement for attending a conference or symposium (including travel, accommodation and/or hospitality)?
Yes - I have had travel and accommodation reimbursement from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons for my role as a faculty for the ASPS Coding Workshops.

b) Fees for speaking?
No

c) Fees for organising education?
No

d) Funds for research?
Yes - LifeCell Corp. the Johns Hopkins Department of plastic surgery received research funding for an investigator initiated study of which I am the PI.

e) Funds for a member of staff?
No

f) Fees for consulting?
No

g) Royalty payments?
No

2. In the past three years have you or your spouse/partner been employed by an organization that may in any way gain or lose financially from the publication of reviews by your review group in the CDSR?
No

3. Do you own stocks or shares in companies that may gain or lose financially from the publication of reviews by your review group in the CDSR?
No

4. Do you hold any patents for products that that may lead you to gain or lose financially from the publication of reviews by your review group in the CDSR?
Yes - I am a co-patent applicant/holder (US PCT/US2009/000887) and licensed IP to Aegeria Soft Tissue, LLC, managed through the Johns Hopkins Office of Technology Transfer. I am a co-patent applicant/holder (US 6+2/119,047) managed through the Johns Hopkins Office of Technology Transfer.

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