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.


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.


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.


unCONVENTIONal: the documentary

unCONVENTIONal: The Documentary will teach, entertain, empower, and commit participants to use their new knowledge for real change. Learning of the future must be engaging, portable, effective, efficient, and powerful. New technologies can now bring the most important facets of these meeting to your home, office, or mobile device and new analyses of data can help create more powerful learning experiences- even hinting at the possibility of analyzing your meeting before it actually happens.


EFPIA And The US Medical Meetings Industry

A Guide to Understanding the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations Disclosure Code and Its Effect on the US Medical Meetings Industry.

What Is The EFPIA Disclosure Code?

The EFPIA — the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations — Disclosure Code is a system of self-regulation that requires all member associations within 33 European countries to disclose payments and other transfers of value made to any medical, dental, pharmacy or nursing professional or practice or any other person who, by virtue of his/her professional activities, might prescribe, supply, purchase or administer a medical product.