Members of MedTech Europe have recently approved a new Code of Ethical Business Practice that will go into effect on January 1, 2018. The Code is key as it aims at ensuring that all interactions between companies and Healthcare Professionals (HCPs) and Healthcare Organizations (HCOs), such as hospitals and clinics, are ethical and professional at all times and encourage responsible and ethical interactions with HCPs and HCOs. Medical conferences should brace themselves for an impact as the EthicalMedTech is prohibiting any member medical device company from sponsoring delegations of healthcare professionals attending educational medical conferences unless it is done in educational grant form.
- Understand the guidelines and the generic criteria for events
- How will these changes impact sponsorship and attendance?
- Know who the entities are that will oversee the process
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Pat Schaumann is the Sr. Director, Healthcare Compliance, Maritz Travel. Pat is the author of “Breaking the Code to Healthcare Compliance”, a health policy resource book for meeting professionals and the resource for Event Industry Council CMP-HC certification program. Pat is a contributing editor to 5 editions of the CIC Manual.
She was recently named by Meetings Today as on the 2016 Meetings Trendsetters and was again named One of the Top 25 Women in the Meetings Industry 2017. She was recently recognized, for the third time, by Successful Meetings magazine as One of the 25 Most Influential People in the Meetings Industry.
Simon Dufaur advises a range of international healthcare association clients and corporations on the big decisions (such as strategy, operations, and organisation) to help them generate substantial and lasting impact. Simon also provides expert guidance to medical associations and pharmaceutical companies on how best to manage the increasingly complex regulatory changes and to build high-level stakeholder alliances.
Simon is a lead healthcare compliance expert and instructor in Europe, he owns and operates D4 Management Consulting company. He is a highly-skilled expert on issues affecting the industry and regularly shares his expertise as a speaker at international conferences.