Conflict of interest declaration: Charalampos S Siristatidis

Roles in: Gynaecology and Fertility 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)?
No

b) Fees for speaking?
No

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)?
Yes - I run my private practice office. The Unit I run has received funds for getting an ISO certification from a postgraduate University program. A pharmaceutical company has paid for Laboratory equipment and another one for a salary of one of my co-workers in the IVF Unit: both were presequites to get the national permit for running an IVF Unit (and my Unit is the first University Unit to obtain such a license in the whole country). All these funds were given to the Director of the 3rd Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, and from there to the University itself, where the Unit belongs to, not directly to me. In specific, the University has provided the Unit with the funds I have asked for, for the laboratory equipment and the personnel salary (once).