The Mecomed Code of Ethical Business Practice regulates aspects of the medical devices industry’s relationships with Healthcare Professionals (HCPs) and Healthcare Organizations (HCOs).

Since January 1st, 2018, and the phasing out of the direct sponsorship, independent medical education has to be supported exclusively by means of Educational Grants. Such Educational Grants can be provided to Healthcare Organizations (HCOs) or Professional Congress Organizers (PCOs) including Medical Associations (MA).

In order to allow these organizations to demonstrate their commitment to the ethical standards included in the Code of Ethical Business Practice to the industry partners, Mecomed set up a certification process, which is a voluntary initiative.

Applications to the Mecomed Certification process are currently limited to Healthcare Organizations (HCOs) Including Medical Associations (MAs) and Professional Congress Organizers (PCOs) as defined by the Mecomed Code of Ethical Business Practice.

Travel agencies are excluded from the scope of application. Therefore, applications to the Mecomed Certification initiative from travel agencies will not be considered.

For your reference, please find below the Mecomed Code of Ethical Business Practice link,

MECOMED CODE

Mecomed Certification is an Official commitment from applicant PCOs/HCOs/MA’s, signed by the authorized representatives of the organization (PCOs/HCOs/MSs), to abide by the principles of the Mecomed Code of Ethical Business Practice and providing a license to use the Mecomed Certification logo.

Upon completion of the process, and subject to the terms of the license agreement, the Certification provides to HCOs and PCOs a Mecomed Certified Partner logo valid for renewable periods of two years.

Disclaimer: 

For the avoidance of doubt, the license to use the Logo does not entail any liability whatsoever on Mecomed and Mecomed shall not be held liable for any activity or misconduct of the Certified Partner.

Which Organizations are eligible to apply?

Mecomed Certification is currently limited to Healthcare Organizations (HCOs), including Medical Associations (MA), and Professional Congress Organizers (PCOs) as defined by the Mecomed Code of Ethical Business Practice.

What are the steps to certify?

Online Form:
Apply using the online expression of interest form. To check the required information for submission please visit ‘apply’. Within one month you will receive feedback on your application’s status. If approved, you will receive an activation email via your organization’s registered email address.

Educational materials:
Once you log in, you will be able to access the educational materials of the Mecomed Code and the Conference Vetting System (CVS). Educational material can also be downloaded in a PDF format.

Online Assessment:
After reviewing the educational materials, you will be prompted to complete an online assessment test for the purposes of evaluating your understanding of the Mecomed Code of Ethical Business Practice and the Conference Vetting System (CVS) process.

All 10 questions need to be answered before your assessment can be submitted. A minimum score of 80% is required towards successful completion of the assessment.

If you fail to pass the assessment, you will be invited to retake it – a link to a new assessment will be sent to the registered email address. You can retake the assessment a maximum of 3 times.

Contract:
Following successful completion of the assessment, you will receive the certification contract (valid for 2 years). This is to be stamped and signed off by your organization’s authorized representative – the email will contain a link to a page where you are required to upload your signed and stamped contract along with your organization’s logo.

Certification Page & Stamp:
Your organization’s logo and/or official website link will be requested so it can be added to the Mecomed Certified Partners page.

Your organization will also receive the Mecomed Certified Partner stamp, which can be used exclusively by Mecomed Certified Organizations.

Certification Renewal:
You will be required to take assessment after 2-years.

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