What is MedTech Europe?
Important updates about the Code of Ethics
A code for more transparency, effective 1st January 2018
A broad modification of the MedTech Europe "Code of Ethical Business Practice" has undergone a broad modification. This change is devised to regulate interaction between the industry and Healthcare professionals.
The Code concerns you especially if:
- you are a physician / nurse / allied professional wishing to join EuroPCR 2018 and/or PCR London Valves 2018
- an industry partner willing to support delegate / faculty attendance. Get in touch with us!
New Code of Ethics: what does it mean exactly?
The Code sets a significant swift in the way industry partners can sponsor healthcare professionals attendance to educational events. Indeed, industry sponsorship must follow an indirect scheme. As MedTech Europe announced: "Allowances can only be provided to HCOs/PCOs but never to individuals." Educational Allowances are therefore to be offered via trusted-third-parties such as Healthcare Organisations and Professional Conference Organisers.
MedTech officially recognises Europa Group as a compliant, trusted-third party to rely on in the process of organising educational events.
Trusted-third-parties will take on the responsibility for indirect sponsorship
Starting January 2018, indirect Industry sponsorship shall be offered in the form of Educational Allowances vie trusted-third-parties such as :
- Healthcare institutions: it is highly recommended for practitioners to contact their institution in order to get further information on grant availabilities within it.
- Europa Group/PCR, which is equipped to receive funds from Industry Partners and allocate Educational Allowances to participants. Only if and when available, participants will be notified of grant possibilities via email. Contact shall be made using the information provided by practitioners in their MyPCR accounts.