21 Mar The 2nd Congress of the Society of Endometriosis and Uterine Disorders in compliance with Eucomed.
We are pleased to announce that our 2nd Congress has been found to be in compliance with Eucomed.The Society of Endometriosis and Uterine Disorders (SEUD) submitted the 2016 Barcelona Congress for review by EthicalMedTech following feedback from delegates that attended the 1st SEUD Congress held in Paris, May 2015. The Congress has been found to comply with the Eucomed codes in all categories. You can view confirmation of the decision at the following link.
About Ethical MedTech
EthicalMedTech is a platform, supported by Eucomed, dedicated to ethics and compliance projects in the European MedTech industry.
The Ethical MedTech platform hosts the Conference Vetting System (CVS), a unique initiative in the healthcare industry. This independently managed system reviews the compliance of third-party educational conferences with the Eucomed Code of Ethical Business Practice (the “Code”) to determine the appropriateness for companies which are members of Eucomed and members of the national associations affiliated with Eucomed to sponsor Healthcare Professionals to participate in such conferences.
CVS aims to simplify and centralise decision-making for Eucomed members by establishing a single assessment procedure based on a set of criteria provisioned in the Eucomed Code of Ethical Business Practice. It also aims to harmonise the interpretation of the Code across the European medical technology industry with the goals of greater consistency and transparency in industry behaviour.
Conference Vetting System: Eligibility & Scope
Only the following categories of stakeholders may submit an event for assessment:
- Eucomed and Mecomed members, including corporate members, national associations and associate members (please note that Members of the national associations who are not direct corporate members of Eucomed may only file a submission through their national association);
- Conference Organisers (COs), including Medical Societies (MS).
- Cross-country and international Third-Party Educational Events (TPEC) taking place in any country to which industry intends to sponsor European Healthcare Professionals to attend.
- The submitted conference must be attended by participants/delegates coming from two or more of the following countries:Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Republic of Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and the UK.Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Palestinian Authority, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, UAE , Yemen.
How to qualify a Third Party Educational Conference in CVS
- the corporate member making the submission is sponsoring HCPs from at least two different countries to attend the conference,
- the corporate member making the submission is sponsoring at least one HCP from outside the country where the conference is taking place,
- the conference is conducted in the English language in a country other than the countries in which english in a national language,
- the conference organizer indicates clearly in its brochure, website or other easily accessible conference materials that HCPs from more than one country will attend or have been invited to attend the conference,
- clear written information has been received by the submitting corporate member from a serious source, such as another member or the organisers, confirming that HCPs from more than one country will attend the conference,
Any TPEC falling in either one of the above listed category qualifies to be submitted in CVS for assessment by the Compliance Officer.