Industry compliance

The European Hematology Association is highly committed to organize fully compliant and independent educational and scientific meetings.

EFPIA
The Exhibitor or Sponsor showcasing pharmaceutical (or pharma-dependent) products is advised to consult the advice of the Codes of Practice for the Promotion of Medicines presented by the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA) and the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) bodies before applying. In all cases, the Exhibitor or Sponsor is responsible for ensuring that their promotion during the Congress is legally and ethically acceptable in Amsterdam. EHA is not liable in any way for sponsors not complying to legal, ethical and industry standards.     

To access the status of EHA24 on EFPIA, please follow this link.  

MedTech Compliance
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.

On the way to being a compliant third-party educational event according to the MedTech Europe Code of Ethical Business Practice, The 24th Annual Congress of EHA has been submitted for assessment via the Conference Vetting System. Information on its status will be made available here in due time.

MCI Group, EHA’s appointed Professional Congress Organizer, has completed the process for the MedTech Ethical Charter. This certificate ensures that MCI commits to the appropriate application of the MedTech Europe Code provisions to the educational events for which MCI seeks industry’s financial support, such as the 24th Congress of the European Hematology Association to take place June 13 – 16, 2019 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Each company is responsible for conducting its business in full compliance with all national and international laws and regulations that pertain to its particular industry, and that prior to their application a compliance officer has approved the specific sponsorship item(s).

Dutch Code of Conduct for Pharmaceutical Advertising (CGR)

EHA falls under the exception of the Dutch Code of Conduct for Pharmaceutical Advertising, which means:

  • EHA will not restrict non-prescribers to enter the Exhibition or sponsored sessions, but will indicate prescriber / non-prescriber status on the badge;
  • EHA will not be held responsible if the industry approaches non-prescribers via their booth or lets non-prescribers attend their Satellite Symposia