Eucomed attended AdvaMed’s Device and Diagnostics Compliance Group (DDCG) meeting on 11-12 November 2010 in Washington. This visit falls into the broader pursuit of both associations to enhance transatlantic dialogue and deepen the cooperation to achieve greater understanding and where possible, harmonisation. Indeed, new policy developments, such as the new US Physician Payment Sunshine Act, may at some point affect the manufacturers active in Europe. On the other hand, it is key to work together where issues of common interest arise. AdvaMed and Eucomed share common ethical principles, which are included in their respective Codes of Ethics, and these need to be promoted internationally.
One of the projects on which both associations are working together is the 2011 International Compliance Conference taking place on 19 – 20 May 2011 in London. A draft programme was sketched out last week and the registration for the conference is now open.
In addition, other common projects will be discussed in January with the Eucomed Compliance Network.
For more information, please contact Aline Lautenberg