The Lifestyle and Functional Medicine Conference 2019 is Compliant with the Medtech Europe Code of Ethical Business Practice

FMC are proud to announce it meets the criteria set out by MedTech Europe for conference organisations. This is a unique initiative that assesses the conformity of third-party educational events with the MedTech Europe Code.


“The Medtech Conference Vetting System (CVS) is a unique initiative in the healthcare industry.  It is a centralised decision-making system that encourages transparency and consistency in medical education events. The conference world of lifestyle and functional medicine is exploding and it is important for us as an event organisation and for our sponsors to be recognised by European Medtech standards” Maev Creaven, director of FMC.

The review process is based on a set of 6 criteria that have each the same weight in the evaluation: The scientific programme, the geographic location, the conference venue, the hospitality, the registration packages benefits, the communication.

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About Medtech Europe

MedTech Europe is the European trade association representing the medical technology industries, from diagnosis to cure. It represents Diagnostics and Medical Devices manufacturers operating in Europe.

MedTech Europe’s mission is to make innovative medical technology available to more people, while helping healthcare systems move towards a sustainable path. MedTech Europe encourages policies that help the medical technology industry meet Europe’s growing healthcare needs and expectations. It also promotes medical technology’s value for Europe focusing on innovation and stakeholder relations, using economic research and data, communications, industry events and training sessions.

The Medtech Europe Code of Ethical Business Practice regulates all aspects of member companies’ relationships with physicians and medical societies, throughout Europe and the Middle East and with particular emphasis on congresses, conferences and other educational events.


What is Ethical MedTech Conference Vetting System?

EthicalMedTech is  MedTech Europe‘s compliance portal. It hosts the following MedTech industry’s initiatives in ethics and compliance as well as valuable resources.

Ethical MedTech Conference Vetting System is an independently managed entity that reviews the compliance of third-party educational events with both MedTech Europe Code of Ethical Business Practice and Mecomed Code of Business Practice to determine the appropriateness for companies which are members of MedTech Europe and Mecomed to sponsor Healthcare Professionals to participate in conferences. CVS aims to simplify and centralize decision-making for MedTech Europe and Mecomed members by establishing a single assessment procedure based on a set of criteria provisioned in the MedTech Europe Code of Ethical Business Practice. It also aims to harmonize the interpretation of the Code across the medical technology industry with the goals of greater consistency and transparency in industry behavior.

Members of MedTech Europe and Mecomed cannot provide support to an event that has not been prior positively assessed by CVS. Furthermore, the decisions rendered by the Compliance Officer are binding on MedTech Europe and Mecomed members. Which means that these members cannot provide support to an event which is found to be not compliant.

Learn more about Ethical MedTech Compliance Vetting System here