A full Assessment is a formal report prepared under the direction of an independent Assessment Panel assembled by CAHS. Members of the panel are chosen from the international health sciences community for their relevant expertise, freedom from real and perceived conflicts of interest, and contributions to a balance of views on the Panel. The Panel reviews the evidence in open sessions and when the evidence has been assembled, convenes privately to prepare a report. This report is then reviewed by independent external experts selected by CAHS and their comments form the basis of editorial revision of the report. The final report contains conclusions and recommendations in the name of CAHS. The final report is approved by the Board of CAHS prior to its release to the sponsor(s) and appropriate further dissemination.