Industry Compliance

31st ICC – 4th GCCMID 2019 starting on 06-11-2019 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates is compliant with the MedTech Europe Code of Ethical Business Practice.

What is MedTech Europe Code of Ethical Business Practice?

The MedTech Europe Code of Ethical Business Practice regulates all aspects of the industry’s relationship with Healthcare Professionals (HCPs) and Healthcare Organisations (HCOs), such as company-organised events, arrangements with consultants, research and financial support to medical education, amongst others. It also introduces an independent enforcement mechanism.

Such a Code is key as it aims at ensuring that all interactions between companies and Healthcare Professionals (HCPs) and Healthcare Organisations (HCOs), such as hospitals and clinics, are ethical and professional at all times, and beyond criticism to maintain the trust of regulators, and – most important of all – patients. MedTech Europe is committed to promote legitimate and ethical business practices, encouraging responsible and ethical interactions with HCPs and HCOs.

About Mecomed

Established in 2007, MECOMED is the medical devices, imaging and diagnostics trade association; serving as the voice of international medical technology manufacturers (MedTech) across the Middle East and Africa.

Mecomed spearheads initiatives to work closely with healthcare officials in the MEA countries. Thus, Mecomed coordinates efforts helping set credible healthcare standards for the region. In addition to that, Mecomed puts the core competencies of its constituent members to formulate, evolve and sustain ethical business practices.

The Value Added

  • Enable faster access to the latest medical technology and innovation.
  • Partner with and bring together all the different stakeholders of MedTech industry.
  • Help shape an ethical and sustainable healthcare environment.
  • One voice in addressing issues facing the industry and healthcare in general.
  • Direct channel of communication with healthcare authorities across the region.

The Conference Vetting System (CVS)

The Conference Vetting System is a unique initiative in the healthcare industry that assesses the conformity of third-party educational events with the MedTech Europe Code and one among the initiatives of EthicalMedTech which is MedTech Europe‘s compliance portal

It is a centralised decision-making system that encourages transparency and consistency in medical education events and alleviates the complex administrative burden previously faced by MedTech Europe and Mecomed members, who were constrained to make their own determinations on whether or not a third-party educational event they wished to provide support to was compliant with the associations’ respective Codes.

CVS is an independently managed system which reviews the compliance of third-party educational events with MedTech Europe Code of Ethical Business Practice and Mecomed Code of Business Practice (the “Codes”) to determine the appropriateness for companies which are members of MedTech Europe and Mecomed to provide financial support to such events in the form of educational grants or commercial activities (booths, advertising, satellite symposium)