HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL DEFINITION1. IMPORTANT NOTE TO HEALTHCARE AND NON-HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS
Access to the different areas and sessions of the Congress depends on the status as Healthcare Professional or as Non-Healthcare Professional. Carefully read the below description to make sure you/your delegates are compliant with Germany’s regulations.
EADV Members are not designated as Healthcare Professionals by default. Please, define the correct status (HCP or Non-HCP) during the registration process.
According to the European Union Directive 2001/83 /EC (and amended version 2010/84/EU), the promotion of prescription-only medicines should be directed solely at Healthcare Professionals or any person who is authorised to prescribe, use or handle them.
As a multidisciplinary audience will be attending the EADV Congress, the EADV will assign different classes to Healthcare Professionals (HCP) and Non-Healthcare Professionals (Non-HCP) to ensure compliance with these above regulations.
The German Code Of Conduct (amended on 14 November 2019 (announced in the German Federal Gazette on 30 March 2020, German Federal Gazette AT 30.03. 2020) states the following:
“Healthcare Professionals” or “HCPs” are European-based and full-time physicians and pharmacists, as well as any member of the medical, dental, pharmaceutical or other nursing professions who in the course of their professional activities are authorised to prescribe, recommend or use or lawfully trade in medicinal products for human use. This also includes employees of public authorities or employees of the funders responsible at that body for prescribing, procuring, supplying, administering or deciding on the reimbursement of medicines, as well as employees of the member companies who, in addition to working for the company, practise full-time as physicians, pharmacists or other HCPs. It excludes, however, all other employees of a member company, wholesaler or other person trading with medicinal products.
3. INDUSTRY SESSIONS AND ADVERTISING
Satellite Symposia and Industry Hub Sessions presenting data on the development, research or other issues related to prescription medicine can be restricted to Healthcare Professionals and Industry Participants only upon indication provided by the Industry Session Organizer. All promotional materials and marketing aids related to these industry sessions should be strictly limited to HCPs only.
Industry Session organisers could limit participation to certain representative groups independently from the EADV recommendations if deemed imperative to the achievement of the intended purpose of the Industry session. The organising company reserves the right to refuse single categories, in particular if not adequately related to the objective and purpose of the session.
The industry session organizer is responsible for the compliance of the session.
4. OTHER CATEGORIES
STUDENTS are NOT considered as Healthcare Professionals under the current guidelines and will be automatically classified as NON-HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL.
PATIENT ASSOCIATION REPRESENTATIVES must indicate whether they are Healthcare Professionals or not at registration.
The full EADV Scientific Programme, e-Poster Area and Industry sessions organised by companies producing over-the-counter (OTC) products and similar will be open to all participants.