Conflict of interest declaration: Michael D Brown

Updated on: 18 May 2021

Roles in: Editorial Board

1. In the past 36 months have you accepted the following from a commercial organisation with a financial interest in any topic covered in the Cochrane Library?

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

h) Payment for expert testimony?
Yes - Over the past 36 months, I have served as an expert witness and have received reimbursement for my time reviewing documents such as medical records and depositions in order to provide an expert opinion focused on the standard of care. These reviews, opinions, and occasional depositions have included cases of pulmonary embolism, arterial dissection, diabetic ketoacidosis, cauda equina syndrome, corneal ulcer, ischemic stroke and transient ischemic attack.

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 any topic covered in the Cochrane Library?
No

3. Do you own stocks or shares in a commercial organization with a financial interest in any topic covered in the Cochrane Library?
No

4. Do you hold any patents (planned, issued or pending) for products relevant to any topic covered in the Cochrane Library?
No

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