Indirect Educational Sponsorship

The new MedTech Europe Code of Ethics has come into force since 1st January 2018. Set to regulate interactions between industries, Healthcare Professionals and Healthcare Organisations (ex: learned societies, conference organisers, associations, et al.), this Code prevents improper perceptions regarding funding support and/or various actions taken by industries in the context of third-party organised events. Concretely:

  • The Code aims at reinforcing the independence of said events by offering an indirect sponsorship scheme to support the participation of Healthcare Professionals
  • Europa Group/PCR — MedTech Europe trusted third party — is equipped to receive Educational Allowances from Industry Partners
  • Practitioners shall contact their institutions in regards of educational allowances In order to become eligible for the attribution of educational allowances, it is highly advised for practitioners to:
    • keep their MyPCR account up-to-date
    • Take part in the PCR Call for Submissions

MedTech Europe and its regional counterparts are proactive in advocating industries self-regulation and creating a safe environment that helps strengthen the independence of Healthcare Professionals’ decision-making.

The new regulation has come into force on 1 January 2018.


William Wijns, Chairman of PCR, explains how submitting to the Course may increase your chance of being selected for a grant