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IPCAA, as part of its global role on behalf of its members, undertakes constant efforts to share information and education on aspects of pharmaceutical industry codes which impact on the organisation of and participation at medical meetings. The notes below are offered as basic guidance for those wishing to obtain more information and understanding. 

Voluntary pharmaceutical industry codes of conduct and ethics, have been around in different forms for more than 30 years. Their aim is to ensure that interactions between pharmaceutical industry and healthcare professionals related to prescription medicines, are conducted ethically, acceptably and in the full interests of patients.
Codes exist at different levels – international, regional and national - and are compiled, revised and implemented by various Associations representing the pharmaceutical industry. Codes are constantly under review.
Advice of a general nature can be obtained by contacting IPCAA.
For enquiries of a specific nature, the following specialist contacts are recommended:
IFPMA (International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Associations)
EFPIA (European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations)

For some time now, IPCAA has been very active in helping to promote awareness and understanding on behalf of pharmaceutical industry, of the increasing regulatory constraints under which sponsoring organisations have to work.

IPCAA is able to play a major role in promoting awareness and understanding of regulatory code conditions, both within the healthcare industry, and also to other stakeholders such as meetings planners, medical associations, PCOs, DMCs, etc.

 Overview of 'Who is who in Meetings Compliance'

 EFPIA - Codes per country

 IFPMA - Codes per country

 IFPMA online code training