Conflict of interest declaration: Manuele Michelessi

Roles in: Eyes and Vision 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'm a member of the European Glaucoma Panel (EGP) V and mentoring program (MP) 2015-2017. This is an educational and personal development program for young glaucoma specialist with research interest from countries all over Europe and the rest of the world, mentored by prof Ted Garway-Heath. The program include a series of meeting (two meeting a year for three year in a raw), and it is sponsored by Allergan.

b) Fees for speaking?
Yes - One day course hosted in Rome (November 2015), and sponsored by Santen. One day course hosted in Rome (December 2016), and sponsored by Allergan.

c) Fees for organising education?
No

d) Funds for research?
No

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?
No

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