Healthcare Professional Status

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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 Austrian law.

EADV Members are not designated as Healthcare Professionals by default. Please, define the correct status (HCP or Non-HCP) during the registration process.

Regulations Related to Industry Activities

Promotion of Medicinal Products

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 29th EADV Virtual Congress, the EADV will assign different classes to Healthcare Professionals (HCP) and Non-Healthcare Professionals (Non-HCP) to ensure compliancy with these above regulations.

The Austrian Pharmig Code of Conduct, which is based on the above EU directive, defines Healthcare

Professionals as:

“Persons authorised to apply, administer or prescribe such as physicians, dentists, veterinary surgeons, dental practitioners, midwives, members of the nursing profession, medical laboratory services and paramedic and any other medical facilities, provided they require medicinal products to fulfil their tasks.”

In order for the EADV to be compliant with the prevailing EU directive (2001/83/EC, article 86) and the Austrian Pharmig Code of Conduct and Code of Procedure of COC Committees of Experts of the 1st and 2nd instance and its amended version from 24/04/2015, the following rules apply to all participants, regarding access into the Exhibition area, advertising and applicable industry sessions.

Exhibition Area

Access to the Exhibition area will be strictly restricted to Healthcare Professionals and Industry Participants only. Only HCP delegates, Industry Participant and Exhibitors will be permitted entry into the restricted Exhibition Area. Non-HCPs will have no access to the Exhibition Area under any circumstances.

Press Representatives are allowed to access to this area.

Industry Sessions and Advertising

Satellite Symposia and Industry Hub Sessions presenting data on the development, research or other issues related to prescription medicine will be restricted to Healthcare Professionals and Industry Participants only. All promotional flyers 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 reserved the right to refuse single categories, in particular if not adequately related to the objective and purpose of the session.

Other categories

STUDENTS and PATIENT ASSOCIATION REPRESENTATIVES 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 (OTC) products and similar will be open to all participants.


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