Starting 1 January 2018, the new MedTech Europe code prohibits the direct sponsorship of HealthCare Professionals by device industry.
1. The most effective way as of today, through your institution (hospital):
- Either industry partners allocate educational grants directly to your institution, then responsible for allocating these funds to eligible practitioners according to mentioned criteria by industry
- Or industry partners provide educational grants to a third party, who then gets in touch with your institution (a named contact person by industry) to allocate these grants to eligible practitioners
New Code of Ethics: what does it mean exactly?
The Code means transformative change in interactions between the industry
and Healthcare Professionals (HCPs) through third-party organized educational
events. As MedTech Europe announced: "Allowances can only be provided
to HCOs/PCOs but never to individuals." HCOs (Healthcare Organization)
as well as PCOs (Professional Conference Organiser) are defined as trusted
New Code of Ethics by MedTech Europe
Find out more about new regulations.