MedTech Europe Code Updates

Good news! MedTech Europe recently published an updated version of their Code of Ethical Business Practices which includes extended Q&As that specifically address PCOs and their allowances under the new code. Based on new Q&As, non-related PCOs ARE able to request “commercial agreements” from MedTech Member Companies and use funds received to then sponsor HCPs

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EthicalMedTech- Strategy for US Healthcare Organizations

The most important change for the US Medical Meeting Industry is that MedTech Europe member companies will not be able to directly sponsor an HCP, neither as a delegate nor as a speaker. As of 2018, MedTech Europe will require all meetings to be vetted through its Conference Vetting System, only these meetings will be eligible to receive funds from MedTech Europe member companies, — and only through educational grants.

Healthcare Organizations should brace themselves for an impact and will need to plan for a loss in revenue from any international delegation sponsored by Medical Technology Companies in Europe. From the ABTS portfolio of clients, we expect about 30 percent of delegations to be at risk for 2018 unless there is an overhaul of the current process to meet the Common Code requirements.

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This Travel Forecast Should Worry Anyone With Global Attendance

It’s not even half over, but 2017 already has been marked by a range of new rules for travelers. From attempting to ban citizens of six Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States to prohibiting certain carry-on electronics on U.S.- and U.K.-bound flights, the airport experience feels dramatically different from years past.

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How Will Europe’s New MedTech Guidelines Affect Your Meetings?

Changing compliance codes in Europe regulating medical-device companies are expected to have a major effect on U.S.-based medical conferences — and to continue to do so for years to come. Specifically, any conference with a European delegation sponsored by a medical-device company will be affected by the new EthicalMedTech regulations coming into play in 2018, according to Patricia Andrade, vice president of marketing and communications at ABTS Convention Services.

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