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HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONAL DEFINITION
1) 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 Spain’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 Code of Practice for the Pharmaceutical Industry (2021) states the following:
Healthcare Professionals: Any member of the medical, dental, pharmaceutical, nursing, or podiatric profession, any other person legally considered as such, or any other person who, in exercising their profession, may perform or participate in the prescription, purchase, supply, dispensation or administration of medicinal products for human use.
For the purpose of this Code veterinarians are excluded from this concept.
Sections of the code also relevant to a congress held in Spain:
“4.4. All material related to medicines and their uses which is sponsored by a pharmaceutical company must clearly indicate the sponsor.”
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.
The full EADV Scientific Programme, e-Poster Area and Industry sessions organised by companies producing over the counter F(OTC) products and similar will be open to all participants.
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